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Maja (2005)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Romance | 1 November 2005 (India)
Govindan (Manivannan) is a thief who has two children. Aadhi (Pasupathy) and Mathi ('Chiyaan' Vikram). Years go by and the two, Aadhi and Madhi, decide to stop stealing and mend their ways ... See full summary »

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Shafi

Writers:

Benny P. Nayarambalam (story), Viji Radhika (dialogue) | 4 more credits »
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Vikram ... Mathi (Tamil Version) / Hari Prasad (Telugu Version)
Asin Thottumkal ... Seetha Lakshmi (as Asin)
Pasupathy ... Aadhi
Anu Prabhakar
Manivannan ... Govindan
Sindhu Tolani Sindhu Tolani ... Special Appearance (as Sindhu Thulani)
Vadivelu ... Puli
Biju Menon ... Manicka Vel
Murali ... Kalingarayar (Tamil Version) / Narasinha Rayudu (Telugu Version)
Abu Salim
Vijayakumar ... Chidambaram
Ilavarasu ... (as Illavarasu)

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Govindan (Manivannan) is a thief who has two children. Aadhi (Pasupathy) and Mathi ('Chiyaan' Vikram). Years go by and the two, Aadhi and Madhi, decide to stop stealing and mend their ways and lead a hardworking life along with their father. They migrate to neighboring village and meet a retired agricultural officer, Chidambaram (Vijaya Kumar) who is in deep debts and is under pressure from the village's landlord, Kalingarayar (Murali) to clear his debts. In efforts to help Chidambaran, Mathi confronts Seetha Lakshmi (Asin), Kalingarayar's daughter, who comes to collect the money Chidambaram owes her father. Seetha Lakshmi starts to acquire a liking for Mathi but keeps it hidden due to her father's atrocious temper. In an attempt to teach Kalingarayar a lesson, Mathi forcibly ties the mangalsutram around Seetha's neck. Kalingarayar, realizing his daughter's love for Mathi, comes down to arrange a grand re-marriage between the two. But things go awry when Manicka Vel (Biju Menon), ... Written by SoMeONe

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Action | Comedy | Romance

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The UK release was cut, the distributor chose to reduce violence and tonal elements, including easily imitable fight techniques and sight of injury in order to a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available. The uncut version was later classified for release on DVD with a 15 classification. See more »

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Remake of Thommanum Makkalum (2005) See more »

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Maja doesn't have enough to justify the title
2 November 2005 | by SelvarajanKSee all my reviews

Maja is a light hearted comedy movie directed by shafi (from kerela) starring Vikram, Pasupathi, Manivannan, Asin and Vadivelu. There isn't anything special about the story to tell, the river (movie) flows through a known land (you can guess). Vikram is playing the lead role after the success of Pithamagan and Anniyan where he played different roles. He has desperately tried to move away from his previous films, but on the way has lost his concentration on story.

The movie looks good in patches. The chemistry between Vikram and Pasupathi is super, they carry along very smoothly through out the film. Pasupathi (villan in Virumandi) has played the role to perfection, his dialogue delivery (he is not shouting in the movie), body language, timing in comedy is excellent. He along with Manivannan, Vadivelu and Vikram makes you laugh.

Asin has done her part well in the songs. Vidyasagar who has scored the music, seems not to have forgotten Dhool (Vidyasagars earlier movie with Vikram) which is cleanly seen through out the movie. All the song seems alike except "Che Che." One man who should be appreciated in the movie is the cinematographer Balasubramanian, he has done a wonderful job in composing the screen with colors.

The director seems to be a bit carried away by the Vikram factor that he has not concentrated on anything. The comedy of the movie is good, to the extent that when the film ends, instead of displaying CAST they have displayed COST (may be the producer wanted it that way). Maja doesn't have enough to justify the title.


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