Bold themes, different story lines and fresh faces coming up with astounding performance seems to be the new trend in in Kollywood. Joining the list is Maithanam by debutant director M S Sakthivel.
Amidst cliched commercials, the movie comes a whiff of fresh air. Though the storyline seems to have been inspired by the likes of Nadodigal and Subramaniapuram, the screenplay is fresh and innovative.
Sukumar (Suresh Guru), Logu (Jyothi Raj), Siva (Sekhar) and Suri(Kennedy) are four friends who spend all time all time together in a rural vilage. Sukumar's father Velu (director Agathian) is normal middle-class man, who pours all his love on his daughter Shanti (Swasika).
Shanthi develops love for her brotherís friend Logu, who is not willing to express his love even when her marriage is fixed. One fine day before her wedding Shanti disappears. All go around searching for her. The film takes a turn when everyone finds out that she was kidnapped and the criminal is one of her brother's friend itself. What happens then forms the rest.
All the characters in the film including Sukumarís father and mother fit the bill well. It is the natural performance and no overactions that makes the movie count. The anguish among the family members when a young girl goes missing is well brought out well. It is a movie that would certainly give courage and pride to small filmmakers.