Visuals, Songs & BGM
Summary : Overall Maan Karate stays right on the trendy march with logic missing, but yet again served the humored way fearing not to miss the blockbuster chart.
Cast : Siva Karthikeyan, Hansika, Vamsi Krishna, Sathish, Sayaji Shinde, Soori (Special Appearance) & Others
Music : Anirudh
Cinematography : M. Sukumar
Editing : Sreekar Prasad
Story : AR Murugadoss
Screenplay – Direction : Thirukumaran
Creative Producer : RD Raja
Executive Producer : James
Producer : P. Madan – AR Murugadoss
Release Date : 04-04-2013
Run Time : 02:33:00
It’s scorching hot and a big summer, with the biggest release Maan Karate takes all the credit by devastating the heat. When we generally come across films based on fantasy virtual turning reality it’s certain a challenge for makers. When the plot is converted to comical way adding romance, fear, friendship and sentiments the audience are sure to enjoy the show and that is all that Tamil cinema has witnessed so far. Maan Karate has taken it that way to keep the audience easy and doesn’t leave the audience pale and pathetic.
The plot is five friends taking a trip to the hills accidentally meets a saint who is lonely and gets amused watching him meditating under-waters. Then they wander through the forest seeking for more, finds him in the hills asks for a wish from the saint. Sathish of Ethirneechal fame – one among the five tries his prank to get a wish asking the saint to get the newspaper that is to be published the day next of Aayudha pooja. To their amusement the saint gives the newspaper and leaves the place. There after it’s a complete Nostradamus prediction of life for the five friends. The first one is that a Software company is shutting down, then a freezing rain in the city and the shocker is “Peter” winning the boxing championship and dedicating the title and the cash prize to the five.
What next, the five turns on the mission to find Peter, ends up with the Intro of the star Sivakarthikeyan with the song cast along with Paravai Muniyamma. Sathish and co spends all the money on Peter getting an agreement signed. Peter on the other face tries all his luck for Yazhini’s (Hansika) romantic pitch with the help of his friends. Its a total fun filled ride with the Siva – Sathish & co with sweetly timed dialogues, mimicry and pranks displayed purely by the hero.
Sivakarthikeyan turns it down all the time but certainly pretends only to Hansika that he is a real boxer to keep his romantic part strong and alive. Then the intro of the real boxer Peter (Killer Peter) Vamsi Krishna introduces himself to the show, punches it hard to the audience with his skill and attitude. Sathish and co gets more on the confused state that which of these Peter is the luck changer for their life. All the fun, romance and Siva’s prank chilled/clubbed to end the first half.
The second half is the game starter and Soori does the cameo as a referee for the tournament, trying the comical way the director has certainly missed the logic sense and relying lot on comedy the story is prolonged with Sivakarthikeyan and Soori scratches the patience of the audience. How Siva comes to the finals misses the logic and overnight turns into Maan Karate Peter from Royauram Peter is not the professional way of portray. Hansika’s belief moves Siva’s thoughts and finally walks to Vamsi Krishana to sacrifice the title for his love valued the lifetime. Getting humiliated and feared begs down the knees and still gets no pity from Vamsi. The humiliations turn the super hero in him takes the challenge to the finals and bashes him with power and definitely again the heroic way.
When coming to performance Hansika turns the screen with charm and beautiful. Siva Karthikeyan looks very focused on his improvisation let it be the dance,romance and emotions. He is certainly enjoyable to watch. The Music and BGM just rocked the Anirudh’s way and it looks a special duo, collides the trendy way for Siva & Anirudh. Cinematographer Sukumar is just the right ignition with such beautiful locations, colors and shades.