Uchithanai Mugarnthaal drowns in soap suds.
| Rohit Ramachandran
Acting sell-outs Sathyaraj (Vengayam, Aayiram Vilakku, Sattapadi Kutram) and Nassar (Sankaran Koil, Ponnar Shankar, Deiva Thirumagal, Osthi) attempt to revive their acting careers by counting on a director who feels strongly about Tamilian women getting raped by Sri-Lankan soldiers. Pugazendhi Thangaraj has made a film about the aftermath of child abuse and expects you to take it seriously. Good thought, bad movie. The 13-year old rape victim is recovering from the most horrific incident of her life, so you're told. What you see is yet another creature. Or, she's the most cheerful rape victim in the history of cinema. Watching the movie was like proofreading a foreign language essay. You're just reassured every now and then that this is a mediocre effort and required a lot more work. Uchithanai Mugarnthaal drowns in soap suds and if it has succeeded with any purpose at all, it is at being a learning experience for its director. Why would anyone else want to be a part of it? You tell me.
Critic: Rohit Ramachandran
1.5 out of 5 (Poor, A Few Good Parts)
WHAT THE RATINGS MEAN:
0.0 - 1.4 : Poor
1.5 - 1.7: Poor, A Few Good Parts
1.8 - 2.3: Okay
2.4 - 2.9: Fairly Good
3.0 - 3.4: Good
3.5 - 5.0: Very Good