While his relatives are taking care of businesses for generations, Nicky Sundaram, who hails from the reputed TVS family, is bitten by the acting bug, which has brought him from New York to Kollywood.
His maiden venture, ‘Mei’, is a medical thriller that has its own highs and lows. Directed by SA Bhaskaran, the movie is gripping in most parts, but we couldn’t avoid the feeling that things could have been executed better.
The story goes like this: A young girl goes missing and her father (Charlie) files a complaint with the police. Karunakaran (Ajay Ghosh), who is a corrupt official, investigates the case.
As his bosses are unhappy with the way the case is progressing, they direct Muthu (Kishore), a honest police officer, to carry out the investigation.
Meanwhile, Abinav Chandran (Nicky Sundaram), a foreign-returned aspiring physician, is charged with the reason behind the death of a pharmacy staff.
He is being chased by the police and is aided by Mithra (Aishwarya Rajesh), a medical representative. The rest is all about how Muthu connects the dots and nabs a medical racket.
Nicky Sundaram looks handsome and presents apt reactions. But he has a long way to go. Aishwarya Rajesh does whatever justice can be done to her role, while Kishore and Charlie are good.
Camera angles and music aid the film well. Also, the concept looks pretty good on paper. Had only the director focussed more on sharp turns and maintaining an emotional connect by avoiding the cliches, ‘Mei’ would have been a truly great thriller.
Rating: 2.75 out of 5