Mayilu is the debut flick for director Jeevan. However, his second movie titled Gnabagangal starring lyric writer Pa. Vijay in the lead released before his debut flick. The movie was shot a couple of years ago and it is releasing just now. Mayilu has a not – so – bad story, but the movie seems to struggle in execution and twists. In addition to this, Mayilu also takes up a social change as its theme, which the Tamil cinema audiences have witnessed umpteen numbers of times.
Here is the plot of Mayilu. Chinna Pandi (Shri) is a college going youngster. However, he has a cause to live his life, which is to demolish the illogical superstitious practices followed in the rural regions of the country. During one of his campaigns in a village, he meets a bubbly village girl called Mayilu (Shammu) and falls in love with her. However, to convert his love into marriage, he has to serve for a body of deity, which is much against his anti-superstition principles. What Chinna Pandi decides, and what are the consequences make the rest of the plot.
Director Jeevan does not disappoint when clubbing the social theme and the plot of the movie together. They both go hand in hand together. However, it is his narration that disappoints the movie watchers highly. His screenplay moves at the pace of the snail, and at times, makes the audiences to think some else out of the movie’s context. The narration, in fact, tests a movie watcher’s patience, and spoils the mood of being entertained.
Lead actor Shri still needs a lot of energy to take care of the lead roles. However, Shammu, who won Filmfare for her performance in Kaancheevaram, has done a decent job. Ganja Karupu’s comedy is not great. Ilayaraja’s music sticks well to the plot, but there are no memorable tunes from the maestro.
Overall, Mayilu is not a polished attempt!