Review: ‘Mayuran’ – Friends forever

Chennai: Debutant director Nandhan Subbarayan’s Mayuran speaks about the other side of college life. A former associate of Bala, he has come out with a crime thriller focusing on the events that happen inside a college hostel.

A guy goes missing one night, and his friends set out to search for him. But they uncover several truths along the way. Anjan Dev plays the lead, Asmitha, a student of National School of Drama, has been paired opposite him.

Balaji Radhakrishnan, Anandsamy, Vela Ramamurthy and Amudhavanan play important roles. The film is set in Chidambaram.

Segu (Anjan) is a do-gooder and he is admired by all his friends. He joins a college in Chidambaram. He comes across Viji (Amudhavanan) and Balaji Radhakrishnan (Muthukumaran) and they become friends. There is Swetha (Asmitha), with whom Segu falls in love. Things go well until Muthukumaran goes missing one night from the hostel.

Segu and Viji goes in search of him. They come to know that there is a drug cartel running inside the college and Muthukumaran, lured by money, is forced to do an illegal act by those involved in the trade. After a frantic search, they find out that Muthukumaran is murdered. The rest is how Segu takes revenge on the killers.

Vela Ramaurthy as baddie does well. His menacing looks justify his character. Anjan Dev as male protagonist does a good act. Amudhavanan tries to evoke humour. The movie has music by Jubeen and Gerard. Cinematography is by Parameshwar and editing by Ashwin.

Produced by Ashok Kumar, Raman, Chandrasekar and Karthik, Mayuran has shortcomings but the director deserves credit for making it a decent entertainer.

M BHARAT KUMAR