Mozhi Tamil Movie Review

Feature Film | Drama, Romance
Feb 23, 2007 By Mythily Ramachandran

'Mozhi' talks about an unusual language, the language of silence.

Karthik (Prithviraj) and Viji (Prakash Raj) are close buddies working with music director Vidyasagar, as keyboard players. The two happy go lucky bachelors move into a flat much to the chagrin of the secretary (Brahmanandam). Things always seem to go wrong between him and the two bachelors, especially Viji.

It is love at first sight for Karthik when he sees Archana (Jyotika) thrashing a vegetable vendor for beating his wife. His joy knows no bounds when he finds out that she resides in the same apartment complex.

As he pursues his love, he realizes that she is hearing impaired. But that does not deter him. He learns sign language with the help of Sheela (Swarnamalya), Archana's close friend. And gradually he gains Archana's acceptance as a friend.

But when he declares his feelings for her, she is enraged and spurns his love.

What holds Archana from yielding to Karthik's love? That forms the rest of the story.

'Mozhi' is a complete entertainer made for the family. Clean and with a subtle message, the film keeps you in splits with the antics of Viji. It is difficult to single out any one of the cast for good acting. Right from the watchman to the protagonists, the characters seem to be tailor made for the actors. The credit for this goes to the director for bringing out the best in each actor.

Prakash Raj is just great. With Brahmanandam to spar with, he keeps the audience chuckling especially in the first half. Commendable performance by Brahmanandam as the secretary often caught in an idiotic and comic situation. You can't forget his expression when he catches Viji with his pants down; in this case it is towel down. Good rapport is shared between Prithviraj and Prakash Raj and that comes through in their performance. A versatile actor Prithviraj is undoubtedly a natural.

Jyotika seen in a different role essays her part well. Using her eyes only, she conveys her feelings without being over dramatic. Swarnamalya, as her friend Sheela looks fresh and has supported the story ably. Her acting is effortless.

Mention must be made of the Professor, who loses his mind following his son's death and continues to believe that he is living in 1984.

Don't miss 'Mozhi'. It is like a fresh breath of air, blowing in at a time when commercial cinema is saddled with violence, item numbers, revealing costumes and double entendres.

Mythily Ramachandran