Radha Mohan is one of the very few filmmakers who have a desire to render quality films within commercial parameters. An artistic filmmaker, his movies like Mozhi, Abhiyum Naanum and Payanam spoke volumes of his skill.
He comes out with works that throws light on human emotions. 60 Vayadhu Maaniram is one more from his kitty that provides audience an engaging watch.
The movie speaks about imparting right message to youngsters. Respect to parents and need to care of them is conveyed in a string way. Three cheers to Radha Mohan for not going preachy anywhere.
The movie is about an Alzhiemer patient Govindarajan (Prakash Raj). A senior citizen he is compelled to go to an old age home by his son (Vikram Prabhu). For the latter, hide career is his life.
As it happens. Govindarajan one fine day goes missing and his son begins his search for him. He begins his search for his father with the help of a doctor (Indhuja) from the old age home.
Even as Govindarajan’s son, whose big aim in life is to the move to the United States, discovers little facets of his father’s personality while forging a friendship with the doctor, Govindarajan crosses the path with a deadly gang.
The movie takes twists and turns and it is all about whether the don and son reunited.
Radha Mohan has made sure everything is real and proceeds well.
Prakash Raj had always excelled in Radha Mohan’s films and thankfully Prakash Raj sizzles with a subtle performance. His nuanced acting deserves applause.
Vikram Prabhu manages to get the best out of him and Indhuja is apt casting. Samuthirakani plays a tricky role with ease.
The highlight of the movie is Ilayaraja’s music. It makes the movie stand tall. Vivek Anand’s cinematography and T S Jai’s editing makes this emotional movie worth a watch. Congrats Thanu for bankrolling a meaningful movie.
Verdict : 60 Vayadu Maaniram – My Daddy is strongest