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#1 Speedster



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Posted 31 August 2012 - 06:55 PM

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Director Mysskin's magnum opus "Mugamoodi" was expected to measure up to the great

expectations of audiences, given
that it is the first Tamil film to have a superhero as its

protagonist.The Hollywood film industry has been obsessed with the
superhero concepts for

ages, with western film makers said to have mastered the art of crafting several stocky

like Batman, Superman and Spider-Man. This western superhero-fetish is slowly

moving into the subcontinent as well.But as
far as the Indian film industry is concerned, the

concept of incorporating characters with extraordinary powers in films is still
in its

infancy.Western film makers have drilled some of the standard merits of such superheroes into

the minds of Indian
audiences, and drawing a comparison between Hollywood superheroes

with Mysskin's is inevitable.A unique and spectacular
presentation is what it takes to strike t

the right cord with movies based on superheroes. What "Mugamoodi" lacks is the

fast-paced narrations and breath-taking action sequences.The "Mugamoodi" character is

neither armed with arsenals like
Batman's nor is he is born with super-natural powers like

Superman. He is an ordinary person who eventually begins to fight
the evils of society with

his skills in martial art. The film's core concept is Kung Fu and the film maker has dedicated the

movie to martial art legend Bruce Lee.The movie takes off with a group of well-trained bandits

who break into an affluent
bungalow to rob valuables and slaughter those asleep. This was

not the maidenburglary by the bandits; they have done this
for many years in different parts of

the country.Anand, played by Jiiva aka Bruce Lee, is a Kung Fu kid. He's a jobless

and most despised by his father, who always yells at him for his devil-may-care attitude. The

protagonist has high
regards for his master Sifu Chandru played by Selvaah.Anand falls in love

with Pooja Hegde's character Shakthi, the daughter
of top cop Gaurav, who is played by actor

Nassar. However, she forms a wrong impression about him owing to the
circumstances. In a

bid to make her fall for him, Anand dons a Superman-type costume and tries to impress her

while hiding
his face behind the maskHe introduces himself as Mugamoodi, oblivious of the

surprises ahead. That night turned out to be
eventful for him, as he gets invited into a police

pursuit to tail the escaping bandits.At the end of the pursuit, Mugamoodi
manages to catch one

of two bandits and hand them over to police, eventually becoming a superhero.Overnight,

becomes the most-hated person in the crime circle but is most-loved among the

police department.Miffed by Mugamoodi's
heroism, the head of 'Dragon' organised

crime family, Anguchamy, played by Narain, decides to retaliate. Thus the game of

between these two extraordinary characters begins and what happens further forms the rest

of the story. In his
mission to fight city crimes, Anand is assisted by several supporting

characters including Girish Karnad, who plays his
grandfather. Karnad's character reminds one

of Batman's Lucius Fox, who helps design a superhero-themed costume and
mask.The film

draws genuine laughs in some scenes. The characters, including Mugamoodi, fail to leave a

lasting impression
though.In his own style, Mysskin has tried to narrate a superhero

story, which unfortunately lacks the spectacle that is very
much needed for such a genre. The

movie may serve the interests of South Indian fans, should it not be compared with

superhero flicks.The film maker could have worked several improvements for "Mugamoodi".

Overall, the film is
ambitious but sort of imperfect to fit the superhero concept. However, it i

indeed deserves a onetime watch.

Director: Mysskin

Star cast: Jiiva, Pooja Hegde, Narain, Girish Karnad, Nassar :Thanks:

Edited by Speedster, 31 August 2012 - 07:03 PM.

#2 Demonoid


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Posted 31 August 2012 - 07:11 PM

Good one Speedster. Thanks for the share.
By the way, the last line is containing an extra character (I).

//However, it  i 

indeed deserves a onetime watch.// :Thanks:

Edited by Demonoid, 31 August 2012 - 07:20 PM.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 09:05 PM

Thnks speedster

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 09:37 AM