College & Chaos
Mayuran, directed by Nandan Subbarayan, a former associate of National Award winning filmmaker Bala, is set in the backdrop of Chidambaram and tells a realistic tale in non-linear narration.
The movie comes with a message and it tries to convey that college and hostel life is not about having fun with friends, but there is another unexpected side to it.
Segu (Anjan Dev) gets orphaned at a very young age and is brought up by his uncle. He is a do-gooder and is admired by all his friends.
He joins a college in Chidambaram, where he comes across Viji (Amudhavanan) and Balaji Radhakrishnan (Muthukumaran) and they become friends.
Segu falls in love with Swetha (Asmitha). Though she initially turns down his proposal, she later accepts it. Their marriage too is fixed by elders in their families.
Things go well until Muthukumaran goes missing one night from the hostel. Segu goes in search of him and finds some shocking truths, which involves a drug cartel led by a powerful man (Vela Ramamurthy).
He also finds out that Muthukumaran was brutally murdered and seeks to take revenge. Whether he is able to succeed or not in the mission is what Mayuran about.
Anjan Dev emotes well, while Amudhavanan tries to evoke laughter. Asmitha delivers a good performance, but it is Vela Ramamurthy who easily walks away with the cake.
Jubeen and Gerard’s musical score is okay, while cinematography has captured well semi urban and rural locales. Despite negative points like an uninspiring screenplay and routine scenes, the intentions of ‘Mayuran’ are good and some portions are nice.
Rating: 2.5 out of 5