ONE FINDS old stars effectively mingling with new ones in Yuvasri Creations "Meesai Madhavan," a remake of the Malayalam film, "Kaboolivala." The story starts in search of a trumpet and ends up in making the lead pair join hands. Kannas and Kadalas are both rag pickers. They get a red bag and promptly bury it in an open space. They do not know that it contains a trumpet. Madhavan (Ramana) comes in search of his musical instrument and learns that it is with Rani, the owner's daughter of a circus company. The two meet and the romance that happens is told with twist and turns.
Today everybody wants to act in films irrespective of their position in the film industry. Producer S. V. Thangaraj should have refrained from acting, as he is yet to learn the basics. Ilavarasu has excelled in his role as Kadalas. Manivannan as the Kaboolivala does a neat job while Anantharaj proves that he is one of the good performers who can handle any role with confidence. There is no need for `Kutty' Radhika, endowed with a charming face, to resort to heavy makeup which only produces the opposite effect. Ramana as the hero is convincing. Rajeev, Pandu, Thyagu and Sabitha Anand have acted in their roles with ease. With Muthulingam's lyric and the voice of Jayachandran, the song "Kaboolivala" is a sure winner. ``Pal Nilavele," written by Snengan also and sung by Jayachandran is equally beautiful. Music is by Bahrain who tries to do justice in re-recording also. Ravi Shanker's camera works in tandem with the story but he should have concentrated on the colour correction also. Screenplay and direction are by S. Ramu.
S. R. ASHOK KUMAR
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