Madhayaanai Koottam is the Christmas release for Tamil cinema audiences and the movie has been directed by first time director Vikram Sugumaran. The director has worked as an assistant already for National Award winning filmmaker Vetri Maaran. Madhayaanai Koottam stars actor Kathir and actress Oviya in the lead roles. Music Composer G V Prakash Kumar is one of the producers of Madhayaanai Koottam, for your information.
Madhayaanai Koottam is yet another movie set in the rural backdrop of Madurai and Theni regions. The movie joins the long list of such movies that have portrayed family values, affection, love and more importantly vengeance and violence. Madhayaanai Koottam is all about things that follow after the death of local bigshot called Jayakodi Thevar (Murugan). Jayakodi Thevar has a son called Parthi (Kathir), who is a do-gooder, with his illegitimate wife but his legitimate wife Sevanamma (Viji Chandreasekar) is quite a cunning lady. The rising tension between Jayakodi Thevar’s legitimate and illegitimate families and the growing vengeance and envy over the feudal rights form the main plot of Madhayaanai Koottam.
Director Vikram Sugumaran takes up a not so new plot but tries to play it in a different way. He has used the traditional practices of the rural villages in Theni and Madurai to his advantage as such practices form some important scenes in the movie. The director has also succeeded in forming some gripping sequences in Madhayaanai Koottam. However, when you leave the theater hall after watching the movie, you simply do not feel like you have been moved by the movie. That is where the director fails. And there are so many people appearing on screen in the movie but no character, except Sevanamma – the one played by Viji Chandrasekar, impresses.
The usual love sequence, different but not very impressive screenplay and no impacting character do not allow Madhayaanai Koottam to be a top flick and simply stands as an average one.
Madhayaanai Koottam Movie Review – Another Average Rural Flick