Maatran is one of the most anticipated movies in Tamil cinema industry this year, as the scintillating Surya joined hands once again with director K V Anand for this flick after they tasted success with Ayan. Ayan had all good reasons to be a successful flick – Surya, gorgeous Tammannaah, a good story supported by impressive screenplay and racy narration and good songs too. This time around, with Maatran, K V Anand has again come up with a good tale to be handled with care, but his screenplay is not as impressive as it was in Ayan or at least in Ko. This might, well, disappoint many.
Director K V Anand always believes the importance of a movie script and obviously Maatran has a good plot. Born as conjoint twins Vimalan and Agilan (Surya), each one has different attitude towards the way they live their life. Vimalan is a straight-good guy who takes things seriously and fights always against the evil forces. The other has a cool attitude and always wants to enjoy life at the cost of anything. Some mysterious things happen in their father’s company, and soon, Vimalan finds out that the evil force behind all undesired incidents happening around his father’s company is donned by father himself. In the quest to resolve the mystery, Vimalan sacrifices his life and only his twin brother manages to survive. Can Agilan rise up against all the baddies, more importantly, against his father?
To be honest, one can never find a fault in any aspect in the first half of Maatran. The fineness of each and every shot in the first half reflects the hard work of the movie crew behind the scenes. The twin lead role, pretty Kajal Aggarwal, peppy songs of Harris pipelined with the story narration gives audiences the feel of watching a good commercial flick. The first half also has many interesting twists in the tale to keep the audiences stick to the movie.
After the break, the plot moves to a little known country that once belonged to the USSR, and the screenplay starts to slip off a bit. Songs in the second half come as undesired pause to the narration. Adapting a few of the old action sequences too doesn’t seem impressive. However, at the business end of the movie, K V Anand fails to keep up the tempo and the climax has not come up well.
Surya, as always, manages to steal the limelight and is backbone of the movie. He manages to show considerable differences while paying the differently attitude conjoined twin brothers. Kajal has improved a lot as an actress and fits to the bill perfectly. Even other actors too have done their share in a fair way.
Could the director have concentrated more on the screenplay, Maatran would have been another impressive flick of K V Anand.
Verdict – Not Bad but Not Impressive Too