The film, has been billed as a power-packed anti-caste drama from the stable of Mari Selvaraj
Mari Selvaraj's anti-caste drama Maamannan has opened to some rave reviews for its power-packed take on caste discrimination and how the oppressed community takes on the authorities. The team recently celebrated the film's success with a simple cake cutting ceremony at the film's music composer AR Rahman's office. The team thanked the composer and he eventually went on to cut the success cake as well.
The celebration was joined by Maamannan director Mari Selvaraj, actors Udhayanidhi Stalin and Keerthy Suresh, composer AR Ameen along with AR Rahman. An overwhelmed Mari Selvaraj thanked the composer and wrote, "#Maamannan has been full of love, laughter and emotions! Thank you @arrahman siirr for one beautiful evening! Watch the film in theatres near you (sic)!!"
Udhayanidhi Stalin, who joined the celebrations wrote, "On behalf of Maamannan film crew, we express our love and gratitude to the Isai Puyal @arrahman Sir, who made the movie a success with his lively music #MAAMANNAN (sic)." The song Raasa Kannu, has won the hearts of many, thanks to the heart-wrenching narration by Vadivelu.
The film stars Vaigai Puyal Vadivelu in the lead and his role has been considered as one of a lifetime. Fahadh Faasil plays the antagonist in the film and his performance has come in for a lot of praise. While Udhayanidhi Stalin plays Vadivelu's son in the film, Keerthy Suresh plays a communist.
The plot revolves around Maamannan (Vadivelu) an MLA from an oppressed community who is at constant loggerheads with Rathnavelu (Fahadh Faasil). When Maamannan's estranged son Athiveeran learns about the disrespect towards his father and endless torture of his community by the dominant caste, he becomes a force to reckon with and takes them head on.
The film has been considered as yet another strong anti-caste narrative just like Mari Selvaraj's previous film, Pariyerum Perumal and Karnan. Maamannan has been bankrolled by Udhayanidhi Stalin's home production, Red Giant Movies.-