Hard Work Fails! – Maatran Review

Name: Maatran

Director: K.V.Anand

Cast: Suriya as Akilan and Vimalan, Kajal Aggarwal as Anjali

Music Director: Harris Jayaraj

Language: Tamil

Released on: October 12, 2012

Genre: Action

Rating: 3.5/5

Special stuff:

– Suriya is playing double role for the fifth time but he’s the first Kollywood actor playing conjoined twins.
– Suriya’s own brother voices the other role of Suriya’s in the film.
– Sachin Khedekar plays a very important role in this film and he needs no introduction at all being one of the most seasoned actors that the country has ever seen.
– Kudos to the director for his brilliant research skill.
– Cinematography by Sounder Rajan is perfect and stylish while Anthony’s editing work is sleek.


The movie is about two Suriya(s) – Vimalan and Akhilan who are conjoined twins born to Sachin Khedekar and his wife Tara. Akhilan and Vimalan are as different as chalk and cheese. While the former is good at studies and decent in nature, the latter is care-free man.When it comes to studies, first one is Outstanding while the other is always standing Outside in class.  Sachin Khedekar is a genetic scientist who doesn’t get credit for his research work in India. With his best efforts, he becomes booming vendor of an energy drink product.

As the company grows, there is a lot of competition and his rivals have set their eyes on the blueprint of the drink, which could make an ordinary man extraordinary. Very shortly Akhilan realizes that there is something fishy about his father-owned company and smells a rat. This costs his life and he is killed. Anjali (Kajal Aggarwal), who was in love with Akhilan, falls for Vimalan and they set to solve the secrecy.

The first half of Maattrraan is first-class and entertaining. Director KV Anand has amazingly shot the conjoined twins portion. In the movie Charulatha, which also had the subject of conjoined twins, Priyamani’s twin’s portion was limited to merely 30 minutes. But in this movie, audience will get to see more than 90 minutes of Surya’s twin’s portions. The director has to be appreciated for showing the rarity in detail. But the second half is predictable.


-Harris’ background score and songs are not up to expectations.

-Though the work of Suriya and the editing are outstanding, K.V.Anand’s  story resembles the Suriya’s previous movie “7am Arivu” and  disappoints the viewers.
-His chemistry with Actress Kajal was good but not excellent.

Overall, the first half is good and entertaining, but the second half is the opposite. It is too lengthy and slow, with some illogical scenes as well.

Thileeban A


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