Maattrraan Movie Review

Movie : Maatran
Director : K. V. Anand
Producer : Kalpathi S. Aghoram
Written : K. V. Anand,Subha
Starring : Suriya,Kajal Aggarwal,Sachin Khedekar
Music by : Harris Jayaraj
Cinematography : S. Sounder Rajan
Editing : Anthony
Studio : AGS Entertainment
Distributer : Eros International,Thameen Movies (Kerala)
Running time : 172 minutes
Country : India
Language : Tamil,Telugu
Budget : INR110 crore (US$20.79 million)

Maattrraan is a Tamil action thriller film directed and co-written by K. V. Anand and scripted by Subha.It is being produced by Kalpathi S. Aghoram under the banner of AGS Entertainment. The movie stars Suriya, portraying conjoined twins, along with Kajal Aggarwal in lead roles while Sachin Khedekar and Tara play supporting roles. Maattrraan was released worldwide on 12 October 2012 along with a dubbed Telugu version titled Brothers.

Maatran Movie Story

Ramachandra (Sachin Khedekar) is a genetic scientist who wants to create a new revolution in science. His area of interest is baby designing and he chooses his own wife to experiment it. But things goes wrong and his wife delivers a conjoined twins with a common heart. Though Ramachandran wants to separate the twins, which will naturally lead to the death of one baby, his wife strongly opposes. Meanwhile Ramachandran’s project gets rejected and after a long struggle he sets up a baby milk powder (Energion) and it clicks…

Fast forward to the current situation: Now the twins have grown up but they opposite in nature. Akhilan (Suriya) is smart, witty and peppy while Vimalan (Suriya again) is calm, understanding and intellectual. At this point Anjali (Kajal Aggarwal) walks into their life. Both Akhilan and Vimalan develops a special liking for her but she falls for the smartness of Vimalan.After a few crucial incidents Vimalan learns (through a Russian journalist) that the milk powder which Energion produces is been adulterated with a life threatening steroid, which will start giving side effects after few years. This means it will affect India’s next generation… A twisted turn of events leads to the death of the journalist followed by Vimalan… What will happen next? Who is behind all these? Akhilan begins his search, which leads him to former USSR country… Problems gets bigger…. Watch Maattrraan to know more…

Actors Performances

With every film that he does, Suriya is getting better and better. He carries the entire film on his shoulders and he does it with ease. He has shown the difference of the conjoined twins rightly in the body mannerism and voice modulation. Post the interval, he appears in this third look and he does everything perfectly.

Kajal Aggarwal is pretty and beautiful; but she has to work more harder to get the lip sync right.

Sachin Khedekar plays a very important role in this film and he needs no introduction at all. In fact he is one of the seasoned actors that the country has ever seen.

Isha Sharvani’s dance number is above average. Tara, Suriya’s mother, the Russian journalist and the army officer have done a good job.

Technical Analysis

K.V. Anand’s association with Subha duo has once again emerged as the winner. However the second half of the film could have tweaked a little to increase the pace. Kudos to the director for his excellent research skill.

Harriis Jayaraj’s songs and background scores are ok. However it fails to create any major impact as the songs remind us of his earlier tunes.

Cinematography by Sounder Rajan is perfect and stylish while Anthony’s editing works are sleek.

The film is produced by AGS Entertainment and Eros International has acquired the distribution rights. The film is also simultaneously released in Telugu as Brothers.

Final Verdict

Maattrraan is a perfect watch for this weekend with your family

Suriya Maatraan Special Interview

Superstardom sits easy on his capable and very wide shoulders. He is a towering phenomenon that movie business has finally come to terms with and the worldwide gross box-office collection of his films in the last five years tells an astounding story. Things changed after the historic opening and record breaking collection of Ghajini and ever since there was no looking back for Suriya.

After his last release 7 aum Arivu, Suriya went into hiding and now he is back with a bang with KV Anand directed Maattrraan releasing big on Oct 12 worldwide. Suriya’s perfection lies in his ability to re-invent himself every time he embarks on a new film.

Speaking exclusively to Sridevi Sreedhar from Thuthukudi where he is shooting for Singam-2, Suriya opens up..

Are you tensed, before the release of your films? What is your state of mind as Maattrraan releases this Friday?
( Smiles) I am calm and relaxed. The script of Maattrraan took four years to be honed and the entire team gave almost a year and a half to complete the film. A lot of hardwork has gone into the making of the film and I hope the audiences will be satisfied. It will be a more mature film than Ayan, which is more emotional and entertaining.

How did the seed of conjoined twins evolve?
While I was shooting for Ayan with KV Anand, he narrated a one-line story of a conjoined twins and I got hooked. But let me make it clear that the film is not all about conjoined twins and when you watch the film and come out, there are lot of other things which will stay in your mind. It is just that the conjoined twins are a part of the story.

Was it physically demanding to play such a character?
It was.. Though we are conjoined, our interests and character are totally different. If Akhilan likes Cricket or yoga, Vimalan likes football and gym. We are friends with different interests and so to bring out the emotions of two characters while we fight, dance or romance was not easy.

You seem to share to great rapport with KV Anand. Please comment?
I am a director’s actor. KV Anand is the most hardworking director I’ve ever worked with. He pushes himself to the brim, does a thorough research, enjoys what he is doing and motivates you. In Maattrraan, he along with writer duo Subha worked hard on the screenplay and pace of the script. There will be a lot of mystery, twist and unpredictable turns with no loose ends and logic in place. It was a great experience to work with Anand once again.

Karthi dubbed for one of the twins in the film?
It must be perhaps for the first time that two brothers dubbed for twin brothers on-screen. I can’t stop thanking Karthi for taking the effort. I can’t say if I would have thought and done something like that for him. He saw the film and volunteered to do the dubbing in Telugu and for one of the twin brother in the Tamil version which will be a highlight.

A lot is riding for you on Maattrraan…?
Maattrran will satisfy you (smiles) and it’s like watching two different films in different genres. I worked for almost 170 days of shoot plus 60 days of CG work. Even after the film was over, after seeing the rushes I decided to re-shoot some portions for perfection and gave extra days to dub.

Harris has given some extraordinary songs, Soundarrajan’s camera is superb and Srinivas Mohan who did Sivaji and Enthiran has done an amazing work with CG and special effects. I think, I’ve done my best.

The trade buzz is that Maattrraan has been sold for the highest ever price in recent times. Please comment?
I do not want to comment on the numbers and figures. But let me assure you that the producers, AGS Entertainment has done a great job in marketing the film successfully.