Pokkiri Mannan Review
Pokkiri Mannan is an excruciating movie-watching experience. The kind moviegoers would love to avoid in theatres. It has all the banalities one would expect in a mediocre film.
The hero Sridhar (popular choreographer who makes a passable debut as an actor in the lead hero) who is jobless spends all his time tootling around his village. Mayilsamy helps Sridhar for his financial needs and the reckless hero depletes the money with his friends. One day Sridhar meets the heroine and falls head over heels in love with her at first sight. Followed by the usual stalking, the hero impresses the heroine and eventually they fall in love like we never guessed it. After all this romance, here comes a tragedy, one of his friends dies after a booze party, but no one cares to find the real reason behind his mysterious death.
And next is the introduction of a foreign returned scapegoat -Singam Puli, whose only desire and ambition is to become the Counselor of the village. Knowing this, Sridhar and Mayilsamy come forward to help him, only because to squander money from him. The talented hero arranges his sister's marriage with the money he "hard-earned" from Singam Puli. On the wedding eve, his to-be brother in law throws a bachelor party for his friends. The next day he is dead and now the mystery behind his and his friend's deaths is broken - which is nothing but 'adulterated liquor'. Whether the hero finds the real culprits behind this or not forms the rest of the story.
Pokkiri Mannan is an utterly cliched film where debutant director Ragow Madesh knits two or three paper-worthy stories to put together a stereotyped feature.
The performances are lackluster. Sridhar master makes a decent debut with his first act behind the greasepaint. Ragow has got some earnestness lurking somewhere in the narration, but one feels he needs better writing skills to transform the same on screen.
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