SANGATHAMIZHAN MOVIE REVIEW


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Sangathamizhan (aka) Sanga Tamizhann review
SANGATHAMIZHAN CAST & CREW
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Production: Vijaya Productions
Cast: Nivetha Pethuraj, Raashi Khanna, Vijay Sethupathi
Direction: Vijay Chandar
Screenplay: Vijay Chandar
Story: Vijay Chandar
Music: Mervin Solomon, Vivek Shiva
Background score: Mervin Solomon, Vivek Shiva
Cinematography: Velraj
Dialogues: Vijay Chandar

Director Vijay Chandar's third directorial, Sangathamizhan, stars Vijay Sethupathi, Raashi Khanna and Nivetha Pethuraj as leads while Soori, Nasser, Ashutosh Rana, Ravi Kishen, and others play crucial roles. The action film is produced by Vijaya Productions.

Going by the initial portions, Sangathamizhan can be classified as a 'mass' film that pokes fun at every trope employed by the genre. During the hero introduction scene, Murugan (Vijay Sethupathi) breaks into a play and saves an innocent girl from being molested. After saving, he falls at her feet to get her blessing. This scene could have easily been overemphasized, but Vijay Chandar decides to underplay it.

Even the comedic sidekick trope is made fun of (Soori plays the hero's second fiddle), where the usual buildup lines mouthed by such characters are followed by the hero's counterlines in this film. The story is about Murugan, an aspiring actor who falls in love with Kamalini (Raashi Khanna), daughter of an industrialist (played by Ravi Kishen), who shares a flashback with Murugan's lookalike, a do-gooder named Sangathamizhan (played by Vijay Sethupathi).

Initially, Sangathamizhan cares less about the plot and instead gives some really fun-filled sequences involving Murugan and his 'hero' friend. The film is so formulaic that you can almost hear the screenplay saying 'cut to a romantic duet'. But the narrative is completely aware of it and engages due to Vijay Sethupathi's portrayal of Murugan and his chemistry with Soori, which adds to the refreshingly lighter mood and makes you forgive the dull moments. Even the romance is quite watchable and the women are shown with dignity.

Adding to the engaging first half is the enjoyably OTT songs by Vivek-Merwin (Oh My God and Kamala are some really foot-tapping numbers). But the second half really goes against the lack of seriousness of the first half. We get to see an overlong flashback and plotlines being shoehorned into the narrative. Still, we get to see some nice moments (like the scene where Murugan meets Kamalini's father for the first time). 

The second half appears as a complete contrast to the tone set by the first half. The screenplay gets overstuffed with generic moments and even more generic villains (Ashutosh Rana and Ravi Kishen hits the same hammy notes), which slows down the pacing of the film. The second half becomes an overlong fare with an incoherent twist at the end. 

Sangathamizhan stays afloat primarily due to the casualness of Vijay Sethupathi's presence. The actor has added many unique flourishes to his character (Murugan isn't afraid to poke fun at himself), while Soori's performance compliments Murugan's role nicely. Raashi Khanna and Nivetha Pethuraj play their parts well. Overall, Sangathamizhan is a watchable commercial film that works for its light-hearted and enjoyable first half.

SANGATHAMIZHAN VIDEO REVIEW


Verdict: With an enjoyable first half, Vijay Sethupathi charms his way through Sangathamizhan.

BEHINDWOODS REVIEW BOARD RATING

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( 2.5 / 5.0 )

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SONGS REVIEW

Review by : Behindwoods Review Board, Sushmetha
Album Release Date : Sep 17,2019

1. Oh My God
Singer:
Nakash Aziz
Lyricist: Viveka

Nakash Aziz's voice highlights the song Oh My God. The lyrics by Viveka are a combination of English and Tamil - a Tanglish kind of approach, but enjoyable. The music of the song is handled ably, with Vivek handling the upbeat rhythm and synths of the song and the Keys, Piano handled by Mervin Solomon. The song is a tune to hone your dance skills and the wide orchestra range provided helps you get in sync with the rhythm of the song.

2. Azhagu Azhagu
Singer:
Shweta Mohan
Lyricist: Karky

A classic romantic melody is what you get from this song. 'Azhagu Azhagu' is as musically beautiful as its title suggests. Karky's words explain the lovely confusion the heroine undergoes which is the context of the song. Shweta Mohan sings perfectly in sync with the pitch and brings into focus the highs and lows of the tune composed by Vivek Mervin.

3. Kamala
Singers:
Vivek Siva & Sanjana Kalmanje
Lyricist: Ku Karthik

Stay ready to get tired of dancing because of Kamala stirring tune. Composer Vivek Siva's gripping voice and the lyrics of Ku Karthik go hand in hand with each other as Sanjana Kalmanje's booming voice accompanies. The theme of the song never goes off the pace because the rhythm is maintained throughout the song. Also, it will not be off context to mention the experiment of another language combination - Hindi and Tamil and it suffices to say that it does not fail to entertain.

4.Innum Vera
Singer:
Diwakar
Lyricist: Viveka

Innum Vera song is an emotionally touching song. The lyrics of the song delve into familial relationships and the qualities and values of the same, and a similarly demanding tune is composed of the song by Vivek-Mervin duo. Diwakar's confidence yet melting voice hits each note perfectly.

5. Sandakari Neethan
Singers:
Anirudh Ravichander, Jonita Gandhi, Mervin Solomon
Lyricist: Prakash Francis

Another love fused conventional song is Sandakari Neethan in Sangathamizhan. The emotions required by the lyrics reflect perfectly in Anirudh's and Jonita's voices which make the song an interesting tune. The mild melody, soft pace, and similar rhythmic beat make the song a cheery duet.

6. Maaradha
Singer:
Shankar Mahadevan
Lyricist: Karky

Maaradha is one powerful song, inspiring the listeners to depend on their own strengths and make things happen. The striking lyrics Karky has provided adds to the strong and confident voice of Shankar Mahadevan. The electronic instrument base adds a jazz beat to the otherwise steady and lively tune.

Verdict: Vivek-Mervin duo has delivered the variety that will appeal to the mass and melody song listeners.
2.75
( 2.75 / 5.0 )

Sangathamizhan (aka) Sanga Tamizhann

Sangathamizhan (aka) Sanga Tamizhann is a Tamil movie. Nivetha Pethuraj, Raashi Khanna, Vijay Sethupathi are part of the cast of Sangathamizhan (aka) Sanga Tamizhann. The movie is directed by Vijay Chandar. Music is by Mervin Solomon, Vivek Shiva. Production by Vijaya Productions, cinematography by Velraj.