Guns & Drugs
– Movie Review
Young director Karthick Naren impressed us with his debut film ‘Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru’. While his second venture ‘Naragasooran’ is yet to hit the screens, his third flick ‘Mafia’ is here.
As you would have guessed it by this time, thanks to the film’s trailer and other promotional materials, it deals with the underworld drug cartel. Let’s check out what the story is and how the movie is.
Aryan (Arun Vijay) is a young and honest officer in the Narcotics Control Bureau. He joins the department after his brother, a drug addict, goes missing.
A narcotics operation takes place and a few drug users are nabbed. However, Aryan’s boss and his neighbour (Thalaivasal Vijay), who is also an activist, get killed.
But the latter leaves behind some clues, which lead Aryan to businessman Divakar (Prasanna), who is the head of the drug supply syndicate in Tamil Nadu.
The cat and mouse game between the two starts. And, at a time when Aryan nears Divakar, the former comes to know that the latter is just a tip of a mighty iceberg.
Arun Vijay and Prasanna are equally good and have come up with a terrific performance. Priya Bhavani Shankar does justice to her role, while others in the cast are okay.
Music and other departments compliment the glossiness in the making. Editing is razor sharp. But Karthick Naren has missed to infuse the script with more depth, especially in the first half.
But he has compensated it post-interval. As a result, we enjoy the second half a lot, especially the climax. We sincerely hope that the second part of the movie, as suggested by the first part, would be more racy and riveting.
Rating: 3 out of 5