Director : A.R.K. Saravanan
Producer : Sri Chakra Innovations and Rushi Media
Music Director : Dhibu Ninan Thomas
Starring : Aadhi Pinisetty, Nikki Galrani
Release Date : 16th June 2017
Rate : 2.75/5
Aadhi Pinisetty and Nikki Galrani starrer crime comedy Marakathamani, directed by A.R.K. Saravanan has hit the theaters today . Let’s see the storyline:
Story: The story of the film is about an ancient gem called Marakathamani- touted as the lucky charm of King Vikramaditya which is buried with him. Over a period of time, in 1990, an archaeologist retrieves the gem belonging to 19th century and keeps it to himself only to be hit by an unidentified vehicle. Later it was revealed that 132 people who had possession of the gem were hit by the same vehicle. On the other side, a small time smuggler Raghunandan (Aadhi) comes forward to rob Marakathamani. How and what happens when Raghunandan aka Raghu and his friend meet a Swamiji ( Kota Srinivas Rao) who suggests them to take the help of some evil spirits and complete the task. How will Raghu steal Marakatamani? forms the rest of the story.
Performance: As usual Aadhi has given his fantastic performance. His expressions, body languages and performances are highlighted. Nikki Galrani looks good. Nothing challenging in it but she does exactly what she is expected to so and it works. Ananad Raj shines as a comic villain. Ramdoss who plays key role of a spirit is hilarious in his act. Kota Srinivas Rao is good in few scenes. Brahmanandam, Arun Raj and others justify with their roles.
Technical: A.R.K. Saravanan has done a decent job with the film as he has taken the crime caper genre and tried to mix horror and fantasy into it. On the technical front, the cinematography is superb. The background score by Dhibu Ninan Thomas is appealing and elevating scenes. The director narrates the story in a very entertaining manner with good doses of comedy. He executes all the emotions such as horror and comedy well. Editing is ok.
Analysis: Overall Marakathami is a horror thriller laced with loads of comedy. Aadi’s performance, engaging plot-line, comedy, impressive music altogether made Marakathami a watchable movie.