The film stars Vadivelu, Udhayanidhi Stalin, Fahadh Faasil and Keerthy Suresh
Mari Selvaraj's much-awaited film, Maamannan, hit screens today amid packed theatres and has opened to some fantastic reviews. The film, starring Vadivelu, Udhayanidhi Stalin, Fahadh Faasil and Keerthy Suresh, delves into the caste system and politics in Tamil Nadu and the fight of the oppressed communities against the system.
The FDFS of the film began at 9am today and the film, which has been cleared with a U/ A certificate, has a runtime of 2 hours and 36 minutes. Interestingly, Mari's previous films, Pariyerum Perumal and Karnan, too had similar runtime.
Kamal Haasan was one of the first persons to have watched the film, and he stated that Maamannan was a kind of film, that definitely needs to win. Yesterday, Dhanush, who had collaborated with Mari Selvaraj for Karnan, wrote on his social media handle, "Maamannan by @mari_selvaraj is an emotion A big hug to you Mari. Vadivelu sir and @Udhaystalin have delivered a very convincing performance. Great work from Fahadh and @KeerthyOfficial. Theatres are gonna erupt for the interval block. finally @arrahman sir BEAUTIFUL (sic)."
One of the members of the audiecne who watched the FDFS today, wrote, "Just watched #Mamannan and it blew me away! One of the finest Tamil movies in recent memory. @mari_selvaraj delivers a powerful narrative showcasing the fight of the oppressed against a formidable system. It will be a film that will be talked about even after 25 years. Mind-Blowing Masterpiece! Prepare to have your mind blown by the groundbreaking #Mamannan! @mari_selvaraj delivers a cinematic revolution that shakes the very foundations of Tamil cinema. A fierce portrayal of the oppressed taking on a corrupt system with raw intensity! (sic)"
Many have gone on to call the film a lifetime role for Vadivelu. "#Mamannan was too good #Vadivelu sir stealed the show,what a comeback movie this was for him Loved mari na's metaphors with pigs,dogs Udhay's career best movie, indeed Fahadh was very good as usual,his eyes spoke ARR did a splendid job,loved the scores and album (sic)."
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