CAST & CREW
Jolly LLB was a 2013 Bollywood critically acclaimed film, starring Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani in lead roles. Now it has been remade in Tamil titled Manithan. Let’s see what Manithan has in store for us.
Udhayanidhi Stalin is a lawyer based in Coimbatore. He wants to win at least one case and get married to his uncle’s daughter Hansika Motwani. However, he does not win any case. Due to this, his friends tease him, and this visibly anguishes Stalin. Once the friends tease Udhaynidhi even before Hansika and her father that Hansika also scolds him. Hence, obviously dejected by Hansika's gesture, Udhayanidhi goes to Chennai. He stays with his relaative Vivek, who is a lawyer in Chennai, and hunts in search of cases.
In the meantime, an affluent person’s son gets caught in a hit-and-run case by killing six people.
Prakash Raj, who is a reputed lawyer, gets the guy acquitted from this case. Stalin, who learns about this case, thinks that it would be better if he handles this case. By this way, he can not only become popular but also can do some good thing for the society. But he faces several issues due to the case.
Does Udhayanidhi brave against all hurdles? Does he win the love of Hansika? Watch the movie to know.
Udhayanidhi Stalin has experimented with a serious role and has come out with a laudable performance. His dialogue delivery and expressing emotions are commendable. Hansika Motwani, who essays the role of a school teacher, has given a restrained performance.
Prakash Raj is outstanding with his dialogue delivery, and he does full justice to his role. Radha Ravi, another seasoned actor, does his role of a judge with utter conviction. Aishwarya Rajesh is an additional character in Manithan; it is not seen in Jolly LLB. She plays her role with utmost gusto.
Udhayanidhi got the remake rights of the Hindi film Jolly LLB. I Ahmad has helmed direction for the movie. The movie poses a question to the current legal scenario, the prevalent corruption issues, and the subjugation of the poor by the affluent. It is indeed a tight-walk rope for the filmmakers to bring the finesse of the original in the remake version. However, Ahmad has taken care to cater to the local audience’s taste.
Santhosh Narayanan is impressive.
R Madhis cinematography gels well with the tempo of the movie.
What’s not there?
Certain songs could have been cut given the length of the movie.
Few emotional moments are exaggerated.
Manithan comes as a whiz of fresh air wherein you will empathize with the weak.
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