Mahaan, a Tamil language Amazon Prime Video film, is now available for viewers. Directed by Karthik Subbaraj, the film stars Vikram as Gandhi Mahaan, Dhruv Vikram as Dada, Simran as Nachi, Bobby Simha as Sathyavan, Sananth as Rocky, Vettai Muthukumar as Gnanam and several others. The cinematography is by Shreyaas Krishna, and Santhosh Narayanan has composed the music. The film is 162 minutes long and is also available in Telugu and Malayalam with English subtitles.
The synopsis reads, “Mahaan follows the turbulent journey of a middle-aged simple man, who later becomes a pride billionaire, follwed by unexpected haywire challenges he starts to face soon after.”
Amazon Prime Video Movie Mahaan Review Contains No Spoilers
Mahaan Review: Plot Summary
Amazon Prime Video’s Mahaan takes us back to the 1960s when Gandhi Mahaan was a teenager. His father was a part of anti-liquor movements. Gandhi was friends with Sathyavan, whose father was a toddy shop owner. Gandhi’s father didn’t like their friendship and gave his son some serious hearing on what his name means!
The narrative shifts to the 2000s when Gandhi Mahaan is a simple middle-class man, a teacher at a school. He lives with his wife Nachi and young son Dada. On his 40th birthday, Gandhi meets Rocky, who mentions Sathyavan, his long lost friend. Gandhi and Sathyavan reunite and have good fun at the bar. Well, that’s where he ends up having fun with alcohol. Sadly, his wife and son can’t stand to see who Gandhi has become.
With no family by his side, Gandhi Mahaan decides to start a liquor business with Sathyavan. Together, they get involved in several criminal activities, beat people, and build a big liquor empire. But Gandhi still feels something’s missing as he has all the money in the world but cannot give it to his son. Due to what happened in childhood, Dada beats up anyone he sees consuming alcohol. What will happen when the father-son duo come face to face? Will Dada forgive his father, Gandhi, for bringing in liquor that wrecked his family?
Mahaan Review: Screenplay, Performance and More
Mahaan movie on Amazon Prime Video has quite an interesting start as it gives us a backstory of Gandhi and his friends. So seeing how he eventually walks the path his father never liked is quite a drastic step. When we see Gandhi Mahaan beat the hell out of others, you can’t help yourself but admire Vikram’s acting. The switch in his personality is amazing, and you can’t get enough of his swag and style.
Gandhi’s son has the same rage as his father, without liquor. He also beats up others. It’s the suppressed anger towards his father that’s turning into violent actions. So it is expected that when Gandhi and Dada come face-to-face, things will heat up. As Gandhi and Dada, Vikram and Dhruv are ferocious in Mahaan.
However, action and style can’t be the only factors to make the slightly bland thriller look good. Amid the spectacular action scenes and brilliant acting, one can’t help but notice how weak the story is. The screenplay becomes stagnant for some time until Dhruv’s Dada makes an entry. Everything is lost in the background, which instead should’ve been used to make an impact. Thankfully, the last 20 minutes are quite solid and entertaining.
The action scenes are choreographed well, and the music is fine. The songs don’t add much to the story but are fun to watch. Chiyaan Vikram and Dhruv Vikram have given brilliant performances throughout. Other actors who shine in the film are Bobby Simha, Sananth, Simran and Vettai Muthukumar.
Mahaan Review: Final Thoughts
Overall, Vikram and Dhruv are a saving grace of the average story. They are impressive in the action thriller. It’s a treat for their fans.
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