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There is no doubt that Pandiaraj's Marina is one of the most awaited film in Kollywood this year. After the critically acclaimed and National award winning Pasanga and the desi styled Vamsam, the director is back to his favourite forte: social drama. The film graced around 38 screens across the city today. Considering the fact that there are no other major releases with Marina, the film is expected to be a box office winner. But obviously all these will depend on the film's story and screenplay. So here we bring you an exclusive review of Marina...
Before talking about the plot of Marina, we would like to clarify that the film narrates a set of interesting events in Marina beach. Ambikapathi (Pandian) lands up in Chennai with lots of dreams and he eventually ends up selling water packets in Marina. Here he befriends Kailash! Then we have Senthilnathan (Shiva Karthikeyan) who dreams of romancing a girl and his arrogant girl friend Sopna Sundari (Oviya). There are few more interesting characters and the film revolves around their lives. Twist comes in the form of a police officer who send his man to Chennai in search of Kailash! Reason? for that you will have to watch Marina, only on screens!
Director Pandiaraj has neatly captured the local flavour of Chennai through cinematographer Vijay's lens. But the film does not have a strong story line. The director has used the first half to develop the story and the plot unfolds only in the second half which gives a documentary feel. But though the film has it's own ups and downs there is no doubt that Marina is one of the finest films which has portrayed Chennai in a good lime light. The core message in the film is about education! Educate the current generation, the country will have a better future tomorrow - This is the crux of Pandiaraj's Marina.
Coming to performance, we must say that this film (with newcomers in main roles) has one of the finest cast in recent times. TV host Siva Karthikeyan steals the show with his comedy one liners, in fact it is hard to believe that this is his debut film. Oviya as a Chennai girl fits the bill perfectly though she will have to tone down her facial expression. Among the star cast Pandian and Gautham Purushoth has done an excellent job. Everyone has done their job perfectly; the abandoned grand father, post master, roadside singer and his daughter, the habitual petrol pilfer, the police constables and the list goes on... In fact a perfect casting!
Vikram, Prakash Raj, Sasikumar, Sneha, Ameer and Vimal do a special appearance in the introduction song composed by Girishh G. The debutant composer's background scores are perfect and adding more essence to the songs are its lyrics by Na. Muthukumar and Yugabharathi.
An emotional entertainer which will in fact make you think!