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Mahaan Review: Vikram’s Classy And Dhruv’s Massy Avatars Are The Highlights Of This ‘Intoxicating’ Film

by rameshe

Rating:
3.5/5
Star
Cast:
Vikram,
Bobby
Simha,
Dhruv
Vikram,
Simran
Director:
Karthik
Subbaraj
Finally,
the
long
hiatus
comes
to
an
end.
Marking
the
maiden
collaboration
of
Chiyaan
Vikram
and
son
actor
Dhruv
Vikram
in
full-fledged
roles,

Mahaan
released
digitally
on
Amazon
Prime
Video
on
Thursday
(February
10).
Directed
by
Karthik
Subbaraj,
the
action
thriller
features
an
ensemble
cast
including
Bobby
Simha,
Simran,
Vani
Bhojan,
Sananth,
Deepak
Paramesh
and
others.

Mahaan
is
bankrolled
by
SS
Lait
Kumar
under
the
banner
of
Seven
Screen
Studio.

Did
the
film
live
up
to
the
standards?
Let’s
find
out!
Plot
The
film
begins
and
ends
with
a
thoughtful
quote
by
Mahatma
Gandhi:

Freedom
is
not
worth
having
if
it
does
not
include
the
freedom
to
make
mistakes.
The
Karthik
Subbaraj
directorial
follows
Gandhi
Mahaan,
who
is
named
so
by
his
Gandhian
father,
who
hopes
that
his
son
would
toil
and
sacrifice
his
life
for
the
nation,
as
he
and
the
forebears
of
the
family
are
known
for
their
history
of
fighting
for
their
country’s
freedom
and
initiating
movements
to
ban
toddy.
Cut
to
1996,
he
is
a
commerce
teacher
and
most
importantly
a
family
man.
Unlike
his
family
members,
Mahaan
believes
in
living
life
king
size
and
on
his
terms,
but
out
of
fear
he
tries
to
adapt
to
reality.
Later,
when
his
wife
and
son
scoot
away
for
a
trip
to
Tirupati
on
his
‘real’
birthday,
he
decides
to
unburden
himself
and
do
all
things
he
has
always
wished
to
do
just
for
that
one
day.
In
the
bar,
he
coincidentally
meets
his
expelled
student
Rocky
and
his
father,
Mahaan’s
childhood
friend
Sathyavan.
Things
take
a
steep
turn
when
he
turns
up
at
his
home
the
next
morning
with
a
few
bundles
of
cash
and
worse,
partially
intoxicated.
Shocked
to
see
him
in
a
never-seen-before
state
and
attitude,
the
wife
decides
to
abandon
him
for
good.
Later,
he
partners
with
his
friend
and
toddy
seller
Sathyavan
to
establish
an
alcohol
brand
Sooraa.
Their
business
flourishes
and
in
no
time,
it
becomes
a
business
empire.
Years
later,
Mahaan’s
son
(Dada),
now
the
head
of
a
special
squad
turns
the
table
after
the
Tamil
Nadu
government
seeks
his
team’s
help
to
wipe
out
the
liquor
mafia
from
the
state.
Will
Mahaan
and
Dada
come
face
to
face
during
the
latter’s
mission?
Has
Dada
returned
to
take
revenge
on
his
father?
Will
the
father
get
the
shocker
of
his
life
and
repay
for
his
‘sins’?
Will
the
whole
game
change
upside
down?
Well,
to
get
all
the
answers
you
will
have
to
watch

Mahaan
exclusively
available
on
Amazon
Prime
Video.
What’s
Wow?
The
unique
concept,
gripping
sequences,
thrills
and
spills
throughout,
and
of
course
Vikram,
Dhruv,
Bobby
Simha
and
Simran’s
exceptional
performances
What’s
Ouch?
Predictable
at
places
Story
And
Direction
Karthik
Subbaraj
is
known
for
his
unique
writing
skills.
Adding
major
twists
and
turns,
the
writer-director
has
tried
his
best
to
make
the
story
gripping.
Despite
having
heavy
twists,
the
film
doesn’t
really
wear
out
the
audience.
Bringing
two
big
actors
to
a
canvas
is
surely
not
an
easy
task,
however,
Karthik
has
weaved
the
storyline
in
such
a
way
that
it
gives
breathing
space
to
both
Dhruv
and
Vikram’s
characters.
In
fact,
the
other
supporting
actors
were
also
able
to
churn
out
the
dimensions
of
their
characters
perfectly,
and
it
wouldn’t
be
possible
without
a
good
script.
The
amalgamation
of
visuals
and
audio
have
also
added
beauty
to
the
already
gleaming
film.
Having
said
that,
a
few
predictable
sequences
could
have
been
easily
avoided.
Performances
Vikram:
The
actor
sure
knows
what
his
audiences
yearn
for.
His
power-packed
performance
has
its
own
charm
that
makes
one
think
if
he
really
is
the
hero
or
the
villain
in
the
film.
In
most
parts,
it
is
his
eyes
that
do
all
the
talking.
His
subtle
gestures,
on-screen
presence,
facial
expressions,
flawless
acting
chops
and
dialogue
delivery
indeed
has
all
answers
as
to
why
he
is
called
one
of
the
finest
method
actors
in
India.
Dhruv
Vikram:
Though
he
only
appears
in
the
second
half
of
the
film,
he
takes
the
lead
as
soon
as
he
enters
the
scene.
From
the
very
first
shot
to
the
last
sequence,
it
is
his
show
altogether.
Although
the
actor
is
only
two
films
old,
with

Mahaan,
seems
like
he
has
finally
joined
the
race
and
might
even
give
a
tough
contest
to
the
other
seasoned
stars
in
the
times
to
come.
If
you
were
only
amazed
by
his
good
looks
until
this
time,
his
latest
film
will
give
you
more
reasons
to
adore
this
rising
star.
His
on-screen
presence
and
the
intensity
he
has
added
to
his
character
Dada
is
purely
incredible.
Bobby
Simha,
Sananth
and

Simran
have
also
played
their
respective
characters
to
a
fare-thee-well
and
are
undoubtedly
the
show
stealers.
Technical
Aspects
Santhosh
Narayanan’s
music
is
mostly
gripping
in
the
film.
Its
perfect
blend
with
the
cinematography
is
quite
appreciable.
Be
it
capturing
the
black
and
white
era
or
the
present
settings,
Shreyaas
Krishna’s
camerawork
works
very
well
in
the
film’s
favour.
Overall,
the
film
doesn’t
really
wear
out
the
audience,
and
the
compliment
also
goes
to
editor
Vivek
Harshan,
who
has
edited

Mahaan
in
a
way
that
is
gripping
and
has
its
true
essence.

Verdict:
You
probably
have
seen
nothing,
if
you
haven’t
met
this
classy
Vikram.
The
actor
never
disappoints
us
with
his
choices
of
work,
and
this
too
goes
straight
to
the
illustrious
list.
We
wish
Dhruv’s
maiden
project
was

Mahaan
and
not

Adithya
Varma.
In
simple
terms,

Mahaan
stays
true
to
its
genre
and
most
importantly
exclusivity
in
all
sense.
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