Simbu’s The Life of Muthu Movie Review: TR’s Silambarasan As Simbu is a renowned Telugu actor, we haven’t seen him in recent years. His most recent film, Maanadu, was nevertheless favorably received, and Sonyliv dubbed it into Telugu. However, after a lengthy absence, Simbu returns with an intriguing film titled The Life of Muthu, which is a Tamil-dubbed Telugu film titled Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu and is directed by S. S. Rajamouli. The film was finally published today, September 15, 2022, so without further ado, let’s begin the review and determine whether it’s worth watching.
A man of lower caste named Muthu (Silambarasan TR) and his mother come to Mumbai, where he begins to fight with his identity. Eventually, he is hired as a waiter in a restaurant, and everything is going well until he witnesses a murder there. His life transforms thereafter, and he becomes a gangster. And last, how did he become a criminal? The remainder of the narrative describes Muthu’s travels.
Cast & Crew
The movie stars Silambarasan, Siddhi Idnani, Raadhika Sarathkumar, Siddique, Neeraj Madhav, and Angelina Abraham. It is directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon, with cinematography by Siddhartha Nun, music by A.R. Rahman, and production by Ishari K. Ganesh under the Vels Film International brand.
|Movie Name||The Life of Muthu|
|Director||Gautham Vasudev Menon|
|Producer||Ishari K. Ganesh|
|Cast||Silambarasan, Siddhi Idnani, Raadhika Sarathkumar, Siddique, Neeraj Madhav, Angelina Abraham|
Numerous films have been developed in all languages using the “Godfather” movie as a basis. The Life of Muthu is a Journey of Muthu, and we have seen similar plot structures in numerous films, particularly mafia films. However, what has defined a number of these films as blockbusters and unforgettable is their great character designs, and this film undoubtedly features a cast of people who are interconnected from the beginning. The character makes the film watchable despite its predictable plot.
The film begins with an intriguing introduction of Muthu as a gangster. The story progresses through Muthu’s early years, which initially drag but catch up once he enters Mumbai. The biggest issue with the film is the love story, which contributes little to the plot but may appeal to fans of Gautham Vasudevan Menon. The film depicts his early struggles in Mumbai and his eventual transformation into a ruthless criminal.
The film may be successful in Tamil due to its overall Tamil flavor, but Telugu audiences may not connect with it due to its lack of intense emotions and nonsinc dubbing, particularly in the voice-over script.
Despite having less screen presence, Siddhi Idnani made an impression with her attractiveness, Radhika Sarath Kumar demonstrated her experience as Muthu’s mother, and the rest of the cast performed brilliantly. Simbu is fantastic as Muthu, and we should appreciate his transformation.
The triumvirate of Simbu, Gautham Vasudev, and A.R. Rahman has a track record of success, and The Life of Muthu will add to that track record. Gautham Vasudev Menon is a specialist at creating love stories and films with a police backdrop, but for the first time, he selected a different subject and was able to keep the audience engaged throughout the entire film.
The Life of Muthu is technically brilliant. Siddhartha Nun’s cinematography is one of the film’s biggest qualities; everything from shot composition to color grading looks amazing, and A.R. Rahman, as always, does an excellent job of elevating a number of passages with his background score. The other technical departments performed admirably as well.
The Life of Muthu is an outstanding gangster drama that a wide range of audiences may appreciate.
Lack of Emotions