‘Maaran’ review: We feel sorry for the interpreter of Dhanush!


‘Maaran’ review: We feel sorry for the interpreter of Dhanush!

Written by
Aishwarya Ragupati

March 12, 2022, 3:43 p.m.
3 minute read

The Dhanush star “Maaran” directed by Karthick Naren hit Disney+ Hotstar on Friday.

Dhanush movies recently headed to the OTT and after watching Maarancurrently streaming on Disney+ Hotstar, we understand why.

Billed as an investigative thriller (!), the film revolves around Madhimaaran aka Maaran (Dhanush) confronting a powerful politician Pazhani (Samuthirakani), who is responsible for the death of his sister (Smruthi Venkat) as he exposes the dishonest activities of the latter.

Here is our opinion.

The film is full of cliches

Maaran’s father, Sathyamoorthy (Ramki), pays with his life to be an honest scribe.

His intro scene is enough to convince you he’s going to die soon.

The same goes for the scenes with Venkat. You know she’s going to die too, but there’s a twist that doesn’t work.

Novelty is good as long as you don’t intend to inadvertently be humorous.

Galaxy of stars wasted with no ability to effect

Although the role fits him like a glove, Samuthirakani plays a typical gift impersonating a politician.

Leading Lady Malavika Mohanan as Thara has great dress sense and good looks, but that hardly makes up for her lack of acting skills. “Master’“Mahendran is lost – Ameer too.

GV Prakash’s music is as effective as the movie if you can read between the lines.

Maaran is an old wine in an old bottle

Maaran wants to report the news as it is, but he only wants to report “positive” news.

By the time Dhanush’s intro song is over, he becomes such a top journalist that even an inspector takes his help in cracking a tip.

We don’t know how the cop holds a position in law and order if a reporter has to do his job!

Dear logic, rest in peace

As much as reporters can do their jobs, you, dear reader, would know that they can’t break into hotels and do stuff that involves posing as waiters, despite being “reporters of ‘investigation”.

The only redeeming factor regarding Maaran is the two-hour runtime, but even that feels like an eternity.

D seems to have abandoned the film because, after a while, he gets carried away.

What happened to director-screenwriter Karthick Naren?

Maaran is written and directed by Karthick Naren. After his first film D-16 (2016), we thought he would be one of those new-age experimental directors.

But he too was caught up in the commercial turmoil, the worst part is that he’s not even good at it!

The dialogues in Maaran sound very boring and the less the so-called “comedy” parts are talked about, the better.

Time to dust off and crack, D!

Maaran might be the worst thing to come out lately, not just from Dhanush but in the entire OTT space.

Being an ardent D fan, I’d like to take the liberty and advise him to return with director Vetrimaaran to deliver some heartbreaking gems.

Maaran streams on Disney+ Hotstar.

Verdict: It gives 1 star out of 5.

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