Understanding life the other way

The film opens where Prabhu runs a restaurant.

Published: 13th November 2016 01:25 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th November 2016 10:53 AM   |  A+A-


Kalidas Jayaram

Express News Service

The film explores the relationship between a father and son,  depicting how changing places makes them experience life from the other’s perspective.

Kalidas, son of actor couple Jayaram-Parvathi and winner of the National Award for best child actor, makes his debut as hero. He is a natural and fits easily as the happy go lucky Karthik (Kalidas) who rebels against his father’s conservative and traditional outlook on life. 

Film: Meenkuzhambum Manpaanayum
Director: Amudeshwar
Cast: Kalidas Jayaram, Ashna
zaveri, Prabhu, Pooja Kumar, Urvashi.

The film opens in Malaysia where Annamalai (Prabhu) runs a restaurant. Without wasting time, the narration shifts to the other characters Annamalai’s son Karthik, the latter’s girl-friend Pavitra (Zaveri) and a female Don Mala ( a gorgeous Pooja) who takes to the simple Annamalai and the delicious coffee in his cafe. 

Annamalai is an indulgent single parent who pampers his son, at times to the latter’s distress. Prabhu is a pleasant watch, his experience coming to the fore. Following a misunderstanding between father and son, the duo is invited to a friend’s place on an island where matters take an unexpected turn. 

What follows is the Big scenario, with Kamal Haasan entering as a mysterious swamiji who brings the crucial turn in the life of the duo. It’s a reversal of roles in the second half but the scenes are predictable with some slapstick comedy thrown in. In the final analysis, the film is just a passable entertainer.


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