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‘Bharathi Kannamma’, ‘Porkkaalam’ and ‘Vetri Kodi Kattu’ were the vintage days of Cheran. Though he left his mark in flicks such as ‘Autograph’ later, we missed the filmmaker in action aftter that.
In ‘Thirumanam’, the actor-director makes a clean and calm comeback with a film which could be watched with the whole family. Though the proceedings are slow, ‘Thirumanam’ conveys the message it intended to.
Mahesh (Umapathy) and Aadhira (Kavya Suresh) are lovers. As they decide to live together, they approach their respective families, convince the elders and get their consent for the wedding.
While Mahesh has his sister Manonmani (Sukanya) and uncle Arunachalam (M S Baskar) at home, Aadhira’s family consists of mother Vadivambal (Seema), brother Arivu (Cheran) and uncle Kumaraguru (Thambi Ramaiah).
As the families start preparations for wedding, problems crop up between them. While Manonmani wants a gala wedding for her brother, Arivu believes in simple marriage for his sister.
As a result, things face hurdles and Mahesh and Aadhira, who try their best to bury the differences between their families, too get vexed at one point of time.
Cheran, besides directing the movie, has played the role of a responsible brother in a neat manner. Umapathy and Kavya Suresh are right picks for their respective roles, while Sukanya, M S Baskar, Seema and Thambi Ramaiah deliver matured performance.
Despite being preachy and giving the feel of watching mega serials at times, ‘Thirumanam’ wins as a clean entertainer. It is a must-watch for those who are planning to enter wedlock and those parents whose wards are getting ready for wedding.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5