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Maari (2015)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 17 July 2015 (USA)
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Maari, a goon with a love for pigeon racing, must challenge the police corruption in his town.


Balaji Mohan


Balaji Mohan
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Credited cast:
Dhanush ... Maari
Kajal Aggarwal ... Sridevi (as Kajal Agarwal)
Vijay Yesudas ... Arjun Kumar
Robo Shankar ... Sani Kizhamai
Kaali Venkat ... Constable
Shanmugha Rajan Shanmugha Rajan ... Velu
Mime Gopi ... Bird Ravi
Kalloori Vinoth Kalloori Vinoth ... Adithangi
Azhagu Azhagu ... Anbu
Sriranjani Sriranjani ... Sridevi's Mother
Sampath Ram Sampath Ram ... Pandi
Anirudh Ravichander ... Guest Appearance
Balaji Mohan Balaji Mohan ... Guest Appearance
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joy Badlani ... Assistant Police Officer
Joel Nigli Joel Nigli ... Store Customer Swaminathan
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Dhanush killed everyone, i mean the audience
19 August 2015 | by bartom-612-185848See all my reviews

There are some gangsta movies which tries to be better but end up being being bad, Maari is not one of them. It starts off being bad and ends up being awfully painful. But this movie served one purpose, this is the movie which can be showcased for all aspiring actors, directors, screenwriters and pointed out how not to take a movie

I don't even know where do i begin with this atrocity. Everything was horrible, from the premise, the actors, the comedy relief, the stunts, heroine, Story (there was none). It is like a wasted potluck, anything you pick from this movie can taste literally horrible and you would wonder why do you need it at all I like masala movies, not a huge fan but still, as i saw the trailer i knew what was i into. All i was expecting from this movie was some really fantastic dialogues which will become the cuss of all Chennaiates in future and a equally good acting by Dhanush and some mindless action. Please anyone tell me if this is too much of an expectation. And the movie did not miss this by a pinch, it missed it by a huge mile.

Calling premise stupid would be a understatement, it was one of the most fun-intended-action-aspired bullshit. From there the movie lost me, but the comedy relief made me chuckle in the beginning and i expected them to carry the movie at least half-way, NO, not to be. Then came a face-off between the good cop and the rouge hero, i was expecting some action, NO the movie stops the scene and moves to elsewhere.

Nothing in this movie is continuous, the editing is so awful. It just looks like every scene was shot in intervals of years and patched together to give a grotesque screenplay. I am not kidding, many times i felt why was that scene there? Was it just for the next scene to happen? No other purpose, seriously?? OK i will not even comment on anything else, the least i should expect was some mindless action which will make me remember the movie for at least a week, again plot twist, the Director says NO. There was just 2 fights in the entire movie and both of them was so badly Stunt Choreographed it just felt like Dhanush was smashing Styrofoam shaped mannequin and not real people. What a waste, a DON movie where fight is awful, what more could go wrong? Acting was predictable and shitty. You have one of the best actors, Dhanush and this was what you can come up with? That guy can do anything, why make a mockery out of him.

Characters was worthless, none of them gave you that involvement that you want to root for them. I did not care if Dhanush dies, Vijay Yesudas dies or even the entire cast commit suicide and end the movie. Not a remorse for anyone, there at least could have been a strong back story justifying why the hero is the way he is.

No story, awful characterisation, dismal stunts, sub-standard dialogues and all so not all important comedy relief. If the entire world was coming to an end and this was the last movie that i could watch before the apocalypse, i would still gladly pass

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