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December 12, 2011

Mayakkam Enna? (மயக்கம் என்ன?)

Filed under: movie — Tags: , , , — yaadayaada @ 2:32 pm

Movie:      Mayakkam Enna
Cast:         Dhanush,  Richa Gangopadhyay
Director: Selvaraghavan
If someone told me 10 years back that I will be announcing it to the world that I enjoy watching a Dhanush’s song and will go to the theaters to watch Dhanush’s movie, I wouldn’t have believed them. But what to do you know? I caught Mayakkam Enna today in theater this weekend. What made me go? Dhanush and he didn’t disappoint! Blown away by Dhanush’s acting! He has done a wonderful job. He is picking the characters that suits him and that is working out for him very well! Selvaraghavan has picked a very complex story and has done a very good job of making it into a movie. It is very believable barring the cinematic climax (But then one has to end a movie one way or the other! So he didn’t have too many choices there). The second half of the movie appealed to me more than the first half.  As for Music, not impressed by G V Prakashkumar. The voda voda song was not necessary for the movie. The rest  of the songs gave me a sense of Deja Vu. How many of you were reminded of “Naa maangun sona chandhi” from Bobby and the “Made in India” song when listening to “Naa sonnadhum mazhai”. Although I loved the song on screen. Even the background score was not all the great in my opinion.  As for the cast, everyone did a wonderful job, but I am disappointed with Richa. The first half had terrible lip-synch for her. In some scenes, the dialogues were delivered when she had her lips closed. Did Selvaraghavan dose off while directing Richa? Also she had a wooden expression through out first half. No chemistry between her and Dhanush. As for the second half, Richa made up for the flaws by her wonderful acting in a vital scene. If she didn’t, the movie wouldn’t have worked. The movie would have been even better and powerful if Andrea or Priyamani had played the role of the heroine.

Overall, I enjoyed watching this movie.



  1. You are tempting me.

    Comment by utbtkids — December 12, 2011 @ 3:14 pm

  2. I am now a big fan of Dhanush too ! Never expected a day like this would come :-). Want to catch this movie soon

    Comment by Ranjani — December 16, 2011 @ 3:23 am

    • It is an interesting movie. Let me know how your liked once you watch it!!

      Comment by yaadayaada — December 19, 2011 @ 2:40 pm

  3. Aiyo! Just today I was thinking I have to check for this DVD for weekend watching. Now I will defly!

    Comment by TPL — January 12, 2012 @ 4:57 pm

    • Watch it, watch it! Let me know how you like it!! No one to share the reviews since, none of the GF’s have seen it.

      Comment by yaadayaada — January 12, 2012 @ 8:22 pm

      • YY, finally watched this movie. Agree with most of your review. Dhanush’s acting was good (though I still think he looks very Cheri type). Richa – looks like she has a kolukattai in her mouth all the time. Below average acting. But music I liked – both songs & bgm. Anga than naama verupadarom 🙂

        Comment by TPL — February 14, 2012 @ 7:58 pm

      • TPL! Cool! You like the movie! Yay! Exactly, Richa had kozhukkattai. I completely agree. I do like the songs individually. Just not in the movie since it slows the movie down!

        Comment by yaadayaada — February 16, 2012 @ 8:08 am

  4. Watched it yesterday. Liked it. Danush was his awesome best in the first half. Loved the scene where Danush’s luck turns, the kumudham magazine traveling from one bench to another before making it in to the right hands. Sheer genius way, anything else would have made it too dramatic and unrealistic.

    Comment by utbtkids — January 28, 2012 @ 4:06 pm

    • Cool! Glad you liked it!! The ending was a little dramatic don’t you think!! Could have avoided the award ceremony totally!! 🙂

      Comment by yaadayaada — January 29, 2012 @ 8:35 pm

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