Vinmeengal Movie Review
Cast: Rahul Ravindran, Anuja Iyer, Pandiarajan, Vishwa and Shikha
Direction: Vignesh Menon
Production: Maanas Film Corporation
Music: Debutant Jubin
Cinematography: Anand J
Editing: G Sasikumar
Lyrics: Na. Muthukumar
It runs in the family. Veteran filmmaker K Shankar’s grandson Vignesh Menon is making his foray as filmmaker with Vinmeengal. Unlike others, he has not opted to take a safe route for his maiden venture by doing a commercial fare, but he has done a film based on a true-life incident revolving around a person with cerebral palsy.
The movie is about Jeeva, a school teacher with cerebral palsy, who is confined to a wheelchair. Yet, because of the way he has been brought up, he spreads cheer wherever he goes. How he matures emotionally when faced with situations like falling in love, rejection and acceptance have been captured in the film.
Rahul Raveendran, who played the lead role in Moscowin Kaveri is the hero, while Anuja Iyer plays the female lead. R Pandiarajan plays an important role that has a bearing in the script.
Vignesh Menon has touched upon cerebral palsy and interestingly he narrates it in such a way that even layman could understand what it is all about. The film portrays a mixture of emotions everybody can relate to.
Set around five principal characters, the movie speaks about the need to shower love and nurture confidence among the physically-challenged. Vignesh Menon’s narration manages to hold our attention.
An off-beat entertainer, shot predominantly in Ooty, the movie proceeds at a leisure pace. The pace tests our patience in many places.
Cast and Crew Analysis
Rahul Raveendran does full justice to the role while Anuja Iyer is quite impressive. R Pandiarajan’s experience adds strength to his role.
Due credits should also go to Anand J, the cinematographer and Jubin, who has scored the music. Songs Vaazhi Mari… and Un Parvai are catchy and hummable. The dialogues by Vignesh Menon are one of its strengths.
A storyline that is socially relevant, good dialogues, and hummable songs.
Slow pace and lacking in entertainment.
The movie is a good attempt eventually that is soft but serious.
Vinmeengal: A movie with a message