Mayakkam Enna Movie Review
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Mayakkam Enna Movie Review

“Mayakkam Enna” which brings together the actor-director brothers somehow did not have the pre-release hype one is usually associated with a Selvaraghavan or Dhanush film. This film happens to be an important one for the National Award winning actor and the critically acclaimed director which also debuts Richa Gangopadhyay in a very subtle role. Selvaraghavan usually known for the difference he brings to the table in terms of story telling gives a feeling of déjà vu to this “Mayakkam Enna”. There are ideas in the storyline that are copied from “Pudhupettai” and “7G Rainbow Colony” which could have been avoided.

Karthik Swaminathan (Dhanush) is an aspiring photographer whose world revolves around his friends. In one such gathering with his friends, he gets to meet Yamini (Richa Gangopadhyay). Karthik is portrayed as a rough and less sophisticated guy while Yamini has the affluent modern girl outlook. As per cinema and scientific logic, opposites attract and so happens the case with Karthik and Yamini.

Karthik on his professional front awaiting his break into the big league gets a shock of his life which he finds it very difficult to digest. Things then take its time to have Karthik back on track until the same shocking incident affects him once again but this time around a bit stronger.

Its now Yamini’s turn to bring Karthik back to normalcy and is she able to pull it off single-handedly forms the remaining part of the film. The storyline looks pretty ordinary though a creative treatment in terms of its screenplay was expected  which unfortunately is not to be the case here. Selvaraghavan fails miserably in both the story and the screenplay.

The most ridiculous thing about the film is that it sets a bad example for the masses. It shows that its ok to succumb to failures, ok to sit idle at home, no need to try anything extra ordinary and finally there is always someone to do things for the unsuccessful person to become successful.

In terms of acting, Dhanush comes out as a cropper while the debutant Richa has done a good job. In certain emotionally challenging situations, she has displayed her acting skills in the right proportion which makes her performance a stand-out one. Dhanush thinks that crying and acting as an abnormal person equates to a good performance, then he needs to rethink on the same.

G V Prakash Kumar’s music has its glimpses of brilliance in few places which is appreciated. Kola Bhaskar’s editing lets the film down and many loose sequences drags it unnecessarily. “Mayakkam Enna” has a running time of 150 minutes.

The film neither has a different storyline, nor a defining screenplay which would mean its box-office fortunes are limited. By the law of averages, Selvaraghavan has directed a sub-standard film which is definitely a huge let down by the ace film maker.

“Mayakkam Enna” disappoints badly.

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Rating: 3.2/5 (17 votes cast)
Mayakkam Enna Movie Review, 3.2 out of 5 based on 17 ratings


  1. Sathish 26 November, 2011 at 17:33 Reply

    Ur review abut this flim was totally wrong..
    This flim opened the new gate in tamil cinema..
    Most of world cinemas r like this type 1ly..
    If we put down this flim.. It will take another 75 years to make world class cinemas in tamil..

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    • movie 26 January, 2012 at 18:42 Reply

      what u telling is right! Although there are good point from the moview reviewer Siddhartha, we shuold not let down new experiment in tamil cinima and their creativity..but also i think we need to check some holywood movies as weel.. because i see many of the scene from this movie alike “Blue valantine(2010)”..hope u got it!!!

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  2. prakash 27 November, 2011 at 03:28 Reply

    honestly, i think you are an immature reviewer. The movie is excellent. I am not a dhanush fan, but he has done some good acting, not just blant crying. He does a good job. Open your eyes to appreciate good flicks

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  3. Ramesh 27 November, 2011 at 13:28 Reply

    Saw the movie… definitely the movie has got lot of good things to look out for… Dhanush and Rich has done well.. and so as GV, Selvaraghavan and Cinematographer.. usual story with more sentinmental usual selva;s movie.. what made the reviewer to give such a bad comment..

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  5. Kiran Chikkala 28 November, 2011 at 17:44 Reply

    story is good….when will be dubbed into telugu?

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  6. sri 30 November, 2011 at 11:37 Reply

    I wont go with UR review. This is not dhanush’s film.. its is richa’s film.. this show how a winner can get the loser to their heights!!! But the director should have used his mind on ALCOHOL….. Its conveys the bad message to masses… except that others its a GOOD JOB..

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  7. sakthi 30 November, 2011 at 20:06 Reply

    ur review is absolutely wrong
    it brings the emotion of an ordinary person

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  8. Rajinikanth 3 December, 2011 at 04:43 Reply

    It was a very intense movie and danush’s performance was flawless.

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  9. msb 6 December, 2011 at 07:41 Reply

    question to the reviewer

    There are ideas in the storyline that are copied from “Pudhupettai” and “7G Rainbow Colony” which could have been avoided.

    then narrate it what has been copied ….. it is an absoulte waste review what u have done .

    Dhanush thinks that crying and acting as an abnormal person equates to a good performance, then he needs to rethink on the same.

    i think the reviewer must rethink and consider seriously from writing any further film critic reviews in future.

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    • Siddhartha 6 December, 2011 at 20:14 Reply

      Pudhupettai – Falling in love with another person’s lover (In Pudhupettai) marrying Sonia Agarwal when she was meant to marry another person.

      7G Rainbow Colony – The hero is down on self confidence and doesn’t do anything while the heroine does everything for him to make sure that the hero comes up in life.

      On the other comment: Try to catch up with some world classics and then begin comparing the acting of Danush in this film. You will know what real acting is compared to Dhanush’s performance in the film.

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  10. skp 12 December, 2011 at 07:52 Reply

    The review actually is the correct one and im also surprised to see glowing reviews and support for ME which is just a mix of pudhupettai, 7G and vikraman formula in climax. Other than music, camera and second half Richa’s acting, there is nothing in this movie to write home about. For god’s sake dont call this a world class movie.

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  11. Kumar 13 December, 2011 at 12:52 Reply

    This is the most sensible and intelligent review of Mayakkam Enna that I have read so far.

    Selvaraghavan movies are nothing but emotional porn for losers and this movie is no different.
    The fact that his movies are crass is usually interpreted as realistic cinema but his followers, most of whom seem to lack the cognitive skill to differentiate realism from glorified misery and self-pity.

    I don’t think his style of cinema will change anytime in the future, for one his own personal quality standards are poor, the man was quite pleased with how ‘Aayirathil Oruvan'(a cinematic disaster) turned out and is making a sequel!!!. And second is that his movies are successful, and that must be reinforcing his perception that he is making quality breakthrough cinema. I have seen some of his interviews and he is fully convinced that he is an artistic genius.

    The same can be said about the National Award Winning Dhanush, he is the quintessential ‘onscreen’ loser and seems to be unable to perform any other type of role. A small indicator of his acting prowess is the scene in Mayakkam Enna where the ace photographer asks him to act like a dog, that was the litmus test and he failed spectacularly. I would argue that someone with decent acting skills would have actually done something that resembled a dog.

    I saw that you were being hounded by dim wits in the earlier comments, so this comment is to let you know that you are not alone on your side 🙂

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    • Hatshepsut 28 December, 2011 at 04:24 Reply

      Touché, @Kumar. I am reusing parts of my comments on Youtube for this movie:

      The film has as much subtlety as Punjabi buffet food in an US Indian restaurant. And this movie is groundbreaking? Really?? SR reprises yet again his stale, derivative ideas about dark, intense romance and passion among his stock “around 20 but not still grown up” characters. The movie is bent on driving home the pathos (more like bathos) to the same age group audience, and extracting the last ounce of reaction by repetitive scenes using variations of the same tired lines. The excuses for throwing the lead pair together are flimsy; and no effort has been given to making the dialogs leading up to such fateful chance and coincidence sound somewhat plausible. The friendship amongst the various hard drinking buddies is so forced that it cries out fake, even for a Tamil movie set piece. Dhanush’s predictably monotonic flat dialog delivery, aside from putting a lid once and for all (for me) on any speculation about his supposed successful comeback, is topped in annoyance-quotient by the female staccato drone playback voice for Richa. I realize the desire and need to get away from dialog delivery styles of yesteryear stars (very few real actors in that bunch), but we do not want to swing the other way too far either. And why Richa? Do the directors crave new female leads for each new movie they helm? Or is it that they tire of actors with proven talents because they have been around “a while” (even if it be that these talents established their names only a few movies ago)?
      I give it 2 stars, and only because it has excellent camera work.

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  12. mathi 14 January, 2012 at 23:41 Reply

    Well said Kumar and this is the only sensible review, I have read for this movie. If the comments of this post are any indication, it makes me sick to see where we’re headed. Camera work was OK, considering this is a photography subject and 7am arivu has already set the bar high for cinematography. Music was mediocre and everything else downright sucked, couldn’t watch for more than an hour and half. Selva has a very twisted perception of reality and needs help.

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