Mirattal is a remake of blockbuster Telugu movie Dhee, which starred Manchu Vishnu and Genelia D'Souza in the lead roles. The Tamil version features Vinay Rai, Sharmila Mandre and Santhanam in the key roles. Billed as a comedy entertainer, Mirattal has partially succeeded in living up to the expectations of the audience.
The movie tells the story of a fun-loving boy Bablu (Vinay Rai) and his humorous love tale with a don Shankardada's (Prabhu) sister Deepika (Sharmila Mandre). Having fallen in love with Deepika, Bablu wins the heart of her with ease and marries her. His father, played by Pandiraj, works for the don and fears that his son's act might cost the lives of his family members. The rest of the story deals with how the hero manages to give a tough time (though it fun to watch) to the gangster.
The story of the film is very ordinary and there are quite a few loopholes in the movie. But being a comedy entertainer, the audience will easily ignore those flaws. However, it can be enjoyed as it is a fun ride. The strength of the movie lies in the wonderful dialogues that make you sit till the end. On the flip side, there are boring moments too and at parts, the story runs on the expected lines.
When it comes to performance, Vinay Rai is good in his role and has given his best to do justice to his character. Kannada actress Sharmila Mandre, who has made her debut in Kollywood, comes out with decent performance. But it is Santhanam (like his all recent movies), who turns out to be the lifesaver of the movie. It is difficult to imagine the film without him, Prabhu, Pandiraj, Uma Padmanabhan, Pradeep Rawat, Ganja Karuppu, Mansoor Ali Khan and others have done justice to their roles.
Technically, Pravi Mani's music is disappointing. Only 'Kalla Paravai' crooned by Rahul Nambiar and Suvi Suresh is good in the album and Kannan's cinematography is good, as he has captured some of the beautiful locales of England.
Verdict: If you want to watch a movie without worrying about logic, then go for it.
Rating: 2½ out of 5