Remakes rarely match the original. A few hd been attempted in the past that turned out to be winners at the box winners. Adding to the list is Murattu Kalai.
The priginal came in 1980 and was directed by S P Muthuraman. Interestingly it was the movie that gave stardom to Rajnikanth.
Now after 30 years, Sundar C is doing the remake playing the role enacted by Rajnikanth.Sneha plays the heroine and Suman as villain. Vivek dons the role enacted by Surulirajan.
Selvabharathy has not made any changes to the script.Sundar has played his part well. Nowehere he has tried to copy Rajnikanth anywhere. Sneha is refreshing.
As far as the story goes, it is nothing but what we have seen in the original. A battle between a innocent youth and a wicked man. Sundar C plays Kalaiyan. He does it well. Sadly, the role enacted by Vivek is good. But too much double meaning dialogues are there.
The movie also has Lollu Sabha Jiiva playing Sundar C's brother, Thiyagu, Devan and Sindhu Tholani in a glamorous role.
Music is by Srikanth Deva. He has remixed Podhuvaga En Manasu song well. Santanio Terzio's cinematography gives the film a fresh colour. He has captured the racy stunt sequences really well. Srikanth and Praveen does the editing and adds pace to the film.
Murattu Kaalai is no doubt a good attempt but certainly falls short of the original. Again original is original is always original.