Minsaram Tamil Movie Review

Feature Film
Minsaram lacks vitality and fails to secure your vote.
Mar 20, 2011 By Rohit Ramachandran

Minsaram meaning electricity and tag lined "students'power" is a film that starts on one note and stays on one note. Whether it belongs to the film category of war, crime or political is debatable. What isn't debatable about the film is the category it belongs to, based on merit.

If you're looking for entertainment or art, you'll be disappointed. It is a two hour long electoral campaign of Thol. Thirumavalavan, Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi who plays a Chief Minister in the film. He might be part of a film playing a character that endorses student power but if he thinks a stunt like this will secure him more votes from the youth, he obviously underestimates their power of independent thinking. A leader needs to say things with passion and conviction. But Thirumavalavan sleepwalks through the film and delivers his dialogue with indifference; you won't buy one word he says. The character professes about doing the right thing, but looks unconvinced about his beliefs.

As I mentioned earlier, this war film has good guys doing good things and bad guys do bad things. Ultimately, good overpowers the bad and everyone lives happily ever after. There you go; you have the arc of the story. The screenplay with stupid dialogues like, "Namma current mathiri, thota sethudivenga," fails to leave an impact on the viewer.

What was the point of the film? Thol.Thirumavalavan's message "I'm not corrupt like the other guys."

Minsaram lacks vitality and fails to secure your vote.

Rohit Ramachandran