After watching the trailer and posters of Muthuramalingam, guess one knows what to expect from the film – a masala pot-boiler set in a rural milieu, with predictable moments, involving ample (or more) heroism, over-the-top dialogues and fights, done-to-death romance, not-so-effective family sentiments, tedious villains, and more. Those who catch the film in theatres, despite the warning in the form of the already released posters/trailer, would unsurprisingly be in for a colossal disappointment.
Mookiah Thevar (Napoleon), the honourable head of his community in the village, is a do-gooder and leads a happy family life with his wife (Viji Chandrasekhar) and three children, including Muthuramalingam (Gautam Karthik). A master at silambam, the ancient martial art, he has ensured that his younger son Muthuramalingam, too, is proficient in it. A few students who are getting trained in silambam at his house, had to fight out with a few thugs who try to stop them participating in a competition. As the turmoil becomes serious and a few get badly injured, police officials go to Thevar’s home and ask him to surrender, for which the latter refuses. When a cop finally manages to drag him by pulling his moustache, a matter of pride for him (and his community), his son Muthuramalingam come to the rescue – he chops off the hand of the police officer as blood splashes on the face of a pleased Thevar. He appreciates his son for the ‘brave and timely act’ and ensures that the chopped off arm is hung on a tree for the public to get a glimpse and gives an ultimatum to the police department.
( 1.5 / 5 )