Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Mehandi Circus

I watched this beautiful Tamil film last week, in Netflix, and I quite liked the movie.  Taking love in hand, Mehandi Circus did a soothing performance overall, caring us back to the melodious era of 70s and 80s, when the filmdom was under Ilayaraja’s regime; composer Sean Roldan using the maestro’s finest tunes recreated magic in the background along with his own beautiful composition of songs. The director (newcomer Saravanan Rajendran) has set up the tent/plot at a picturesque location that parallelly protect the pretty love story what move us like a cool mountain breeze along Ilayaraja’s rhyme notes.


Did I sound more musical and of course it was and the hero of the film has a music store and he falls in love with a girl from a circus troupe that visits his village. And what could we expect him to do to convey his love other than playing melodious songs to please the woman and what could do it at best other than Ilayaraja’s heartening songs? Set in time of early 90s, the story travels back (to that period) in the colourful memories of the hero (Jeeva) when he goes to meet his love (Mehandi), after many years of part as the caste and other kind of challenges interfered their cute love and break paths apart.


The debutants to Tamil, Madhampatty Rangaraj and Shweta Tripathi carried their lead rolls very decently and as Mehandi, Shweta Tripathi exhibits charming acting what anyone would like watching. And the location of the shoot is dramatically colourful and charming at its own, as it shot in one of my favourite places on earth – Kodaikanal, aka Princess of Hills, was captured in an ever so beautiful and colourful angles and views to feel close to heart. Thanks to the cinematography, by Selvakumar SK, for capturing all the wonderful moments of the film. Though the circus related scene were very less, the impalement arts comes as a real challenge to the hero to get hold the heroin, who lives with his love at heart despite married to someone forcefully, creates a silent revolution at the end!


P.s. It’s been long time or more than a year I wrote a review on movies and mostly I write review on films I watch in theatre but I haven’t went to the theatre in last 1 ½ year. But I like writing reviews on movies that moves me, just like Mehandi Circus, and I feel many good films goes out of sight as soon its release because having no star cast or big budget, I think of writing at least to show my circle there's a film like this.  Right now I’m content with the OTT or used to it but still watching movies in theatre is an experience that not our home theatres produce. The HD contents on online streamings are far better these days and some are available in 4k as well and along with a good sound system you can experience the best. 

11 comments:

Tom said...

...this is one that is new to me.

bill burke said...

Sounds like an enjoyable movie, glad you enjoyed watching it. I haven't been to a movie in years so I don't watch many but I enjoy reading a good book. Have a lovely evening and stay safe!

carol l mckenna said...

Sounds like a lovely movie ~ None of the movie houses are opened because of the Covid ~ so I watch movies on TV ~ ^_^

Live with love each moment ~

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aka (A Creative Harbor)

Destination Infinity said...

I didn't even know the name of this movie! Thanks for letting us know, I'll try to watch it sometime.

Destination Infinity

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Sounds like a great movie! Thanks for sharing the review!
Take care, enjoy your day!

ashok said...

Thanks for the review...i hope to watch it too

Renu said...

Wish I knew Tamil!

Gabriela. said...

Would love give it a try! Sounds interesting! ❤

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The Liberty Belle said...

Seems like it would be a good movie to watch. I can't resist a good love story.

Nancy Chan said...

We don't subscribe to Netflix since we don't watch much movie. We make do with Youtube and other apps to watch movies.

Shilpa said...

I dont have netflix . I dont watch much of movies . Hence dont have . So.etimes I see in naveens netflix . Very rare tho