From the makers of Maya – Potential Studios also presents Maanagaram- a thriller directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj. Starring Sundeep Kishan, Regina Cassandra and Sri, the film also has actors Charle, Mundasupatti Ramdoss and Madhusoodhan in important roles. Cinematrgaphy is handles by Selvakumar SK while editing is taken care by Philomin Raj. Maanagaram is a gripping thriller story set in the backdrop of Chennai. The theme followed in the film is, ‘Stand for someone and someone will stand for you when you are in need’. Actor Shri plays a guy with a kid-heart, who relocated to Chennai from Chennai for an IT job. Regina Cassandra works for an IT company and she gets persuaded by her college mate Sundeep Kishan, who essays the role of a brave guy with social concern. How they get affected by each other forms the rest of the story.

THUMBS UP:
The hyperlink story narration has worked well in favour of Lokesh Kanagaraj as it transports you to the world that the story is set in.

Dialogues penned by Lokesh are crisp with occasional humour. It has complemented the mood of the film well.

Screenplay of Maanagaram is a huge plus as it kept the audiences glued to their seats and there was never a dull moment on screen.

Sundeep Kishan is a revelation as the rugged style he brings on screen perfectly fits the character.

Shri has given his best and he has conveyed shock, desperation and dejection with ease.

This is a comeback for Regina Cassandra who last put up a stellar performance in Rajathanthiram.

With no flaw in the script, Maanagaram is easily the best film among the releases in 2017.

VERDICT:
A must-watch engrossing tale with a realistic portrayal of life in Chennai.