Synopsis/Plot : Athiveeran/Raasa Kannu is a martial arts instructor who has not been on speaking terms with his father owing to a harrowing incident in his childhood. When the father collects evidence against their town's exploitative influential man to stop his endless torture, a surprising turn of events makes the hero realize the truth about his father's situation, and how he was victimized by injustice. Thisfather-son duo fearlessly dealing with their new situation is what forms the rest of the story.
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Fairly Engaging Political Drama!
The establishments are slow yet decently done with a terrific interval block that creates excitement for the latter. But the second half is middling, which eventually reduces the intensity and the emotional quotient as the film progresses.(more)
Source: Ashwin Ram, MovieCrow
An okayish, but hardly potent sociopolitical drama
It is when he pushes the scope of the narrative to a larger framework that the film's dramatic potency gets diluted. The second half becomes a political power game between an oppressor who wants the status quo to remain and the oppressed who believe democratic victory will solve their problems (and ...(more)
Source: Suganth, Times Of India
Political correctness triumphs over story in Mari Selvaraj film
Maamannan has great performances by Vadivelu and Fahadh Faasil. To see Vadivelu acing a serious character who is calm and collected, is a break away from his comedy roles. Similarly, Fahadh Faasil, as an egoistic politician who takes pride in his caste, has wonderfully portrayed his character. Being...(more)
Source: Janani, India Today
A well-meaning but rudimentary film from Mari Selvaraj
As far as the performances go, Vadivelu is effective as a performer in Maamannan. He is effortlessly convincing as a sombre and brooding politician, and not for a moment, we are reminded of all his iconic comedy roles. Unfortunately, even his performance doesn�t make up for the tiring screenplay. Th...(more)
Source: Kirubhakar Purushothaman, Indian Express
Vadivelu and Fahadh Faasil's impeccable performances save Mari Selvaraj's weakest, politically-charged film
Maamannan certainly has its heart in the right place and touches upon several important topics like reserved constituencies. While there are scenes that one would love to see in Mari�s films, they are scarce and far between. On the whole, Maamannan is an underwhelming political drama that�s saved by...(more)
Source: GOPINATH RAJENDRAN, The Hindu
Mari Selvaraj's 'Maamannan' is a solid drama, with a gripping first half and a generic post-interval section
Even Maamannan�s win at the elections doesn�t give us a high. But I was tremendously moved by the fact that his wife is still terrified. She does not yet have the guts that her son already had and her husband has newly acquired. Change doesn�t come in a day. I love how Mari makes sure things are nev...(more)
Source: Galatta, galatta.com
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