Engitta Modhathey Movie Review
Engitta Modhathey Movie Review: Billed as family action entertainer, Engitta Modhathey is a high octane flick that deals with the cut-out culture that prevailed in 1980’s in Tamil Cinema industry. Unlike today, where fans place digital banners outside theatres, 80’s is a golden period in Tamil cinema when legendary actors Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan were in peak and their fans fight with each other during the release of their films. The cut-out culture was very popular in those days and so was artist painters, that’s the only way to show their love for their actors and it would be a warfield at the time of movie releases of both actors.
Likewise, in today’s digital cinema, we witness, fans fight in social media praising their actors, in 1980’s, the fan clubs of leading actors like Kamal and Rajini, fight with each other in order to place the cut out of actors in front of theatres. This movie deals with the cut-culture in the 80’s, directed by Ramu Chellappa starring Natarajan Subramaniam, Parvathy Nair, Rajaji, Sanchita Shetty, Radha Ravi, and many others. The movie was awarded with a clean U certificate by the censor board.
Engitta Modhathey Movie Story & Review
1980 was very significant for cut-outs in Tamil cinema as today`s `First Look` of the movie. Those days cut-out was creating a magical bond between the fans and the actor during the release time. The story travels across those period.
Mandira Moorthy, a local politician and also an owner of the theatre in Tirunelveli. He used to face problems, when releasing the movies of leading actor Kamalhasan and Rajinikanth. So, he cleverly tried to control the fans association members by using his political power and also had a plan to convert the situation into a political one. That affected Ravi, who is an artist of the cut-outs. He is a die-hard fan of Rajinikanth. The rest of the movie is about how the Ravi faces all challenges and takes revenge against Mandira Moorthy.
The highlight of the movie is the choice of artist selection. Everyone fits in their character, especially Natty, who carries the story on his shoulders throughout the movie and Rajaji give a tough competition to Natty while Radha Ravi has delivered extraordinary performance. He perfectly suits the politician role and this movie showcases how politicians use fandom to play their political game. There’s nothing new in the movie, as the story is well known to Tamil audience and the gripping factor seemed to be missing in the movie. The movie travels vague because of the laggings screenplay in the second half. Power packed dialogues is somewhat a relief in the movie. Background score is decent and it is clearly said it is a movie of 1980’s, so they should have been focused on sets and properties. A couple of songs make us to buzz. The story is predictable and so the movie fails to hold the audience to the edge of the seat.
Overall, Engitta Modhathey is decent watchable movie and if you want to experience how Tamil cinema was in 1980, you can definitely give it a try. A decent movie with a decent story.