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Production: Udhayanidhi Stalin
Direction: K.S Ravikumar
Story, screenplay, dialogues: Kamal Haasan
Star-casts: Kamal Haasan, Trisha, Madhavan, Sangeetha, Ramesh Aravind, Oorvasi, Suriya (Cameo), ‘Kalavani’ Oviya, Usha Utap and others
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
Cinematography: Manush Nandan
Editing: Shan Mohammad
Actress Ambujam aka Nisha (Trisha) is stressed out on relationship with her fiancé Madhana Gopal (Madhavan) and decides to spend few days with her friend Deepa (Sangeetha) in Paris. He takes her profession of acting into the usual doubts that are raised in a common man. But he doesn’t want to leave at an ease. He keeps her doubting and wants to make sure that he finds out her infidelity and get the news published that Famous Businessman Madhana Gopal refuses to marry actress Nisha. On her journey to Paris, Madhana Gopal gets the aid of Major Mannar (Kamal Haasan), a detective and an ex Indian army to follow her up and make a note of her activities.
Rest of the film about the relationships that revolves around the five characters – Mannar, Madhana Gopal, Ambujam and Deepa…
First things first, Kamal Haasan has done a tremendous job in story, screenplay and dialogues. As a narrator, he has taken the storyline so keenly with the right mix of emotions and comedy moments on equality. The audiences are made sure that they enjoy the next 2hrs15mins in absolute entertainment. He maintains a low profile in characterization wise as he doesn’t opt for a big star opening as his introduction part takes nearly after 20mins. The first half is full of comedy and bar sequences involving Madhavan and Sriman is so funny. After a very long time we see Madhavan in a stupendous character. He tickles our funny bones now and then at many portions. Trisha dubbing with her own voice and seen without skin shows is a special surprise. Thanks to Kamal Haasan for utilizing her to the best. Sangeetha proves to be a good actress in comedy roles as well. Ramesh Aravind and Oorvasi have acted in Kamal Haasan’s films in comedy oriented characters, but this time they have something different for you. Oviya is wasted and Suriya’s cameo is surprising.
Soon after watching the movie, you can be sure that the first half is handled by Kamal Haasan while the scenes after flashback have been given to the authority of K.S Ravikumar. He tries to overcome the emotional things with his usual comedy portions of bringing all characters together towards the climax.
The climax is unpredictable and at the same time not so convincing. It may vary in perceptions from the different set of audiences.
Devi Sri Prasad’s ‘Neela Vaanam’ makes your senses melt and the picturing of flashback in reverse mode is creative. Kamal Haasan’s touch is so blatant here.
Camera works in the cruise and editing is done perfectly.
For the whole, ‘Manmadhan Ambu’ will rock at theatres for this season and will be a successful winner in box office.