Story & Narration
Technical Aspects & Music
Finely made emotional tale on father-son bonding.
60 Vayathu Maaniram is a natural and sincere piece of work from Radha Mohan, who as always, treats his script with a matured approach. The film has its flaws, but nevertheless, does what it intended to.
Cast: Vikram Prabhu, Prakashraaj, Indhuja, Samuthirakani, Kumaravel & others
Cinematography: MS Vivekanandan
Editing: TS Jai
Art Direction: K Kathir
Stunts: Mahesh Master
Written & Directed by: Radha Mohan
Produced by: Kalaipuli S Thanu for V Creations
Release Date: 01-09-2018
Run Time: 02:14:00
60 Vayathu Maaniram is a decent, watchable relationship drama that works mainly due to the performances of its star cast. Radha Mohan keeps up his reputation with a simple and emotional tale that is not too great, nor too bad.
The film follows the track between Prakash Raj and his son Vikram Prabhu. After the former goes missing from his Alzheimer’s treatment center, it sets off a series of events between the father and son, along with the other two characters in Samudhrakani and Indhuja. The end result is a neatly made film that does not offer too much but still cannot be written off.
Prakash Raj’s terrific performance highlights the film. The actor proves his experience and worth with a memorable show as Govindarajan, and his innocent looks and actions are very easy to relate to. On the other hand, it is Vikram Prabhu who returns to the fore with a solid role that he does well in. After a slew of disappointments, it’s a good flight for the actor. Kumaravel’s comic portions are enjoyable, whereas Samuthirakani, Indhuja and the rest of the cast do their bits decently.
Technically, the film is functional. Maestro Ilaiyaraaja’s music adds weight to the emotional scenes helping us connect with the film eventually.
While the output could have been more impactful, 60 Vayathu Maaniram is a natural and sincere piece of work from Radha Mohan, who as always, treats his script with a matured approach. The film has its flaws, but nevertheless, does what it intended to.