Sunday, June 15, 2014

Manja Pai - Movie Review

Manja Pai - Movie Review 

There are "N" number of movies in Tamil cinema, which projects the love/bonding between a mother and son, father and daughter. Here comes a new attempt from the Debutante director Raghavan about the love between Grandpa and his grandson. We miss the grand parenting due to our lifestyle, and the movie “Manja Pai” will definitely makes us to long for Grandparents love. 

Plot (From Wiki)
Tamil (Vimal) was raised by his grandfather (Raj Kiran) single handedly in a village and 25 years later the boy is working in an IT company, Chennai staying in an upmarket posh apartment. Tamil meets Karthika (Lakshmi Menon) a medical student at a traffic signal and it is love-at-first-sight for him. He follows her and in no time she reciprocates. Tamil is now selected to go to US in three months and he brings his grandfather to the city to spend quality time before he leaves. The rest of the film is how the old man with a heart of gold creates havoc and nuisance in the life of Tamil, residents of the residential apartment and even in the American consulate!
It’s a must one time watch movie to understand how we lost our emotions and feelings for our elders. The tolerance level which Vimal shows towards his grandpa is definitely a take away.
Thank god!!! Steve jobs is dead, otherwise he must have got heart attack when Rajkiran thinks MAC as a sandwich maker and keeps it on stove to toast the sandwich.
His behaviour on seeing American flag at the U.S embassy (wondering why Vimal takes him to embassy during his interview)
Of Course, there is no wonder that people who are filled with innocence and pure heart are the ones who suffer a lot.
Thank god.. The climax was not typical Tamil story…


  • Rajkiran's Characterization and his acting.
  • Humour quotient and sentiment. 


  • US Visa approval was so filmy… (what are you trying to say!?)
  • Lakshmi Menon characterization was little realistic but at some places it was over dose. Costumes could have been taken care.
  • Vimal ..Please stop doing the "Software professional" role. 
  • The climax was draggy 

A must watch movie to understand the emotions and feelings of human beings.. Be it our parents or grand parents

Rating: **** 4/5


  1. Nice review deeps. I haven't watched it yet.

  2. Y u have suddenly disappeared. I have called u couple of times.

    1. :P
      yeah.. Disappeared to come back with a bang ;)

  3. After reading your review I'm quite interested in watching this movie, is there any subtitle or dubbing available in English or Hindi?

    1. Wow.. i am happy it made you curious..Will get u a copy with subtitle

  4. "there is no wonder that people who are filled with innocence and pure heart are the ones who suffer a lot".

    Very true very true. I am one such.

    1. Just like this innocent author getting suffered by an unacquainted anonymous comments :P