Arya is wonderful in this raw, intense tale
Maga and Muni (both characters played by Arya) are in stark contrast with others. Both of them are righteous but face the wrath of society and wrongful deeds by people.
Their lives intertwine at a position and the story tells us what karma, revenge and redemption will enter one’s life and how everyone’s life upside down.
Arya is playing two different characters and after a long time, he has done to justice to the roles that he has played in the film.
Indhuja as an understanding naive wife is brilliant. Her character has the responsibility of taking care of the child and also some playfulness that is needed.
Mahima Nambiar as a feisty journalist has gotten the character of her career. She has done full justice to her role and will be lauded for her performance.
Ilavarasu as a snarky politician is an extended version of his role from Selvaraghavan’s NGK. He has gone overboard sometimes but has managed to create an impact.
Director Santhakumar’s second outing to Mounaguru is yet another brilliant tale that addresses pressing issues in society.
The film is a social commentary on spirituality, politics and casteism. Some of the questions that were asked in the film are hard-hitting that it will make you think.
The cinematography by Arun Padmanabhan is spectacular. Each frame in the movie is like a painting and it is worth framing and keeping it in an exhibition.
Music by SS Thaman is yet another hero of the film. It is chilling and has the capability to make you curious as to what will happen in the next scene.
The pacing of Magamuni might be an issue for some people who are not interested to watch a slow burner film like this.
Sometimes, Arya and Indhuja’s performance is not that impactful, especially in emotional sequences in the film which warrant attention.
Magamuni is an important film in Arya’s career and also for the Tamil film industry. The messages dealt with the film is much needed for society. After Naan Kadavul, this film will go down as one of Arya’s best.