Maanagaram Movie Review
Rating :- 4/5 Reviewed by: M Suganth Site: TimesOfIndia
In the opening scene of Maanagaram, a character tells his interviewer that he would prefer working in his native, a small town, but given that working in the city is considered to be prestigious, he has decided to take up a BPO job. The fact that most of its crew are first-timers makes this feat all the more remarkable. The director also strikingly uses humour to cut through the nail-biting tension every now and then, mostly through the character of Winnings, a wannabe criminal, and Munishkanth is excellent in this role. It is a testament to the quality of the writing that we come to be captivated by these characters even though we do not know their names.
Rating :- 3.25/5 Reviewed by: BehindWoods review Board Site: BehindWoods
On poster, Maanagaram is a two hero subject about Sundeep Kishan, who is a socially responsible rude youngster who gets into fights at will and the other Sri, a kind-hearted recent migrant to Chennai in search of work. But the film also has other characters which are equally important. Maanagaram marks the debut of a new director Lokesh Kanagaraj whose passion towards cinema is clear. His hard work is evident right through to have pulled up an exhilarating hyperlink film. The technical crew hardly has a notable name but the final product gives you a feel of an experienced team. With all possibility, this could be a game changer for Javed Riaz (Music Director), Selvakumar SK (Cinematographer) and Philomin (Editor).
Rating :- 3.5/5 Reviewed by: Gautaman Bhaskaran Site: HindustanTimes
Somewhere, Lokesh Kanagaraj’s debut work, Maanagaram (Big City), resembles a Shakespearean play of mistaken identities — of men who suffer because they are at the wrong place and wrong time. Shri is a young man pushed to the city from his small town by his girlfriend’s family, which feels that he can earn a respectable salary only in a teeming metropolis. Maanagaram may seem confusing in its first few minutes with a medley of characters fighting for screen space, but the work soon settles down to greater clarity and even narration — which is peppered with surprises. And these, of course, keep your attention riveted to the story.
Rating :- Reviewed by: Malini Mannath Site: NewIndianExpress
The plot revolves round a set of unconnected characters whose lives get interlinked as the story progresses. The characters are from various strata of society. The actors are suitably cast and perform well. Like Sundeep’s nonchalance, Shri’s intensity, Regina’s matter-of-fact portrayal and charlie’s emotional take on his role. All that it needs is a solid screenplay, deft treatment and a right selection of cast to make it an interesting and an eminently watchable fare. ‘Maanagaram’ is proof of that! The dark humour is worked out well in this Guy Ritchie kind of scenario. There are a couple of messages conveyed.
Maanagaram – 1min Trailer | Sundeep, Sri, Regina Cassandra | Lokesh