Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal Movie Review
Cast: Atharvaa Murali, Amala Paul, Nasser, Anupama, Jayaprakash, Santhanam
Direction: Elred Kumar
Production: Elred Kumar
Music: G.V. Prakash Kumar
Editor: Antony C Ruban
Simplicity is the best way to tell love stories. Narrating them in a grand manner can add value to the product, provided the story and screenplay are strong. Produced Elred Kumar, in his maiden venture as director, has banked heavily on grandeur, by missing out on the script.
The story is about Ram (Atharva), an employee of an IT firm in Chennai. He works hard from Monday to Friday, only to spend Saturday and Sunday, the two happiest days for him in a week, with his lover Charu (Amala), who is in Bangalore.
The company’s chief executive officer comes from the United States, and it’s Latha (Amala Paul). While Latha identifies Ram, he is clueless about her identity. Latha, who is now engaged to someone else, seeks the help of a psychiatrist to put things back in place.
As Latha and psychiatrist dig the past, we get to know who Ram is, why he goes to Bangalore during weekends, who is Latha and what happened to Charu. There are shocks and surprises and the answers to all the questions lie in the climax.
The storyline of Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal (MUK) is potent though it is not virgin. But it’s the sloppy screenplay that puts off the interest of the viewer. As a result, one gets the feeling of opening a beautifully packed gift, only to see an empty box.
The director succeeds in building up the suspense in the initial scenes. But it turns out to be a boring affair after a point. As the story progresses, we get confused besides a deja vu feel, the two areas which have apparently failed to draw Elred Kumar’s attention. The story struggles to move ahead after Latha comes from US. The mystery over Ram’s behavior hasn’t been narrated well. The motivational delusion angle could have been handled better. The flashback scene is too long to cherish.
Cast and Crew Analysis:
MUK can be enjoyed for three things. They are Sakthi’s cinematography, G V Prakash Kumar’s music, and rich production values from scene one.
Atharvaa, understanding fully well that this is a role of the lifetime, gives his best. He has improved a lot from his Bana Kathadi days.
The actress in Amala Paul gets a meaty role to cater to the appetite. She has handled the role well. She looks her best through the lenses of Sakthi.
Nassar and Jayaprakash give what is expected out of them. Santhanam is good with his one-liners. Anupama has delivered a strong performance.
Editor Antony C Ruban could have done a better job as disjointed scenes and speed-breaking songs mar the flow.
Cinematography, music, grand production values, performances by Atharva and Amala, and Amala’s fabulous looks.
Confusing script, boring narrative, and loose editing
Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal is a grand film with a weak script, which can be enjoyed if you have a couple of hours to kill.
MUK: Rich yet poor