This film Moone Moonu Varthai (மூணே மூணு வார்த்தை) got released last month, but I decided to watch it only after reading this review in The Hindu by film critic Baradwaj Rangan. I should have stuck to my instincts; watching this film proved it once again to me that liking a films just like books is highly dependent on individual taste and preferences.
MMV is about the life of an educated youngster Arjun (played by Arjun Chidambaram), his struggle to make a career and his love affair. The film starts with Arjun narrating a story, his own story, to film director K.Bhagyaraj (who appears as himself) in a hospital ward. Arjun lives with his grandparents, who have raised him and are worried on his life going without an aim. Veterans S.P.Balasubrahmanyam and Lakshmi have portrayed the roles of Grandparents with ease and they have acted in every scene naturally. Arjun falls in love with Anjali (played by Aditi Chengappa) after seeing her in a party at his friend Karna’s (played by Venkatesh Harinathan) apartment complex. Arjun and Karuna decide to start a business providing the service to people who want to pass “personal” messages to their friends or loved one’s through the service, messages that they are afraid of telling it themselves. The business takes off big time, but unintentionally ruins Arjun’s budding love life. Did Arjun and Anjali join in the end is rest of the story.
Director Madhumita’s work is promising, her choreographing of certain scenes like when Arjun dresses up a venue where he proposes to Anjali and when Arjun & Karuna go to tell a message to a ghost, are enjoyable. Had she maintained the same level of creativity in the screen play, MMV could have turned out to be a memorable movie. This film has not one but two song sequences featuring intoxicated Hero and his friends.