Moondram Vidhi - Movie Review
by : Behindwoods review board
J Suryah, Sayali Bhagat, Rajiv
Thai Muthu Selvan
Madras Entertainment Private Ltd
hero out to avenge the death
of his lover at the hands of
the villain. That is the basic
plot of Newtonin Moondram Vidhi.
Familiar plot, you might think;
love, treachery and revenge.
But this one is different right
from the first frame. The lead
pair falling in love is in keeping
with the general cinematic traditions
and there is a duet that establishes
their relationship. These initial
formalities done, we plunge
straight into the story which
involves a scheming,
and treacherous media tycoon at its center.
He is the perfect gentleman to the outside
world but in reality his hands are stained
with the blood of many a young woman, most
of whom are employees in his own concerns.
Any woman who does not agree to his vile
demands is not spared alive. And, our protagonist’s
lover (Sayali Bhagath) too falls prey to
The script begins to grip you right after
this with S.J. Suryah taking it upon himself
to unravel the mystery behind his fiancée’s
death. He first finds out the perpetrator
of the crime. Seething with anger and pain,
the obvious thing that a normal Tamil cinema
hero would have done is to barge into this
man’s office, confront all his bodyguards
and smash his skull or shoot him straight
through his heart. But, that is where writer-director
Thai Muthuchelvan must be commended on.
He has crafted a script that truly stands
apart. S.J. Suryah’s character realizes
that his target is no sitting duck to be
shot easily, he needs to have a foolproof
plan and execute it to perfection.
He spends nearly a year gathering all the
information and resources he needs for the
final strike. When he’s ready, he
throws a veiled challenge to the tycoon
and then begins a riveting two way chase,
each trying to get the other before the
other gets to one, and it is all set in
two hours. Who wins in the end might be
an easy guess, but how he does it is the
crux and indeed gripping. There is absolutely
no over the board heroism, no gravity defying
stunts, not even the hero striking down
10 baddies, the script defies all concepts
of heroism in Tamil cinema. The way the
villain is finally finished might make viewer’s
think whether it is possible, but as the
director claimes ‘it has been scientifically
proven’. We could do with the ratification
of an ammunitions expert.
S.J. Suryah has got into the role with ease,
putting up a very good show. Rajeev Krishna
is apt as the lecherous villain, it is difficult
to identify him as the same person who played
the lead in Aaha. Sayali Bhagath passes
muster in a limited role. For a thriller
which is a chase for most of its length,
Newtonin Moondram Vidhi has around 5 songs.
But, they are not impedances to the narrative
as one might imagine. Vinay has scored the
music and made quite a good job of it. Technically,
the movie is adequate, the editing has done
justice to the requirements of a fast paced
Overall, Newtonin Moondram Vidhi is a film
that will stand apart for its script and
treatment. It keeps one engaged right from
the start to the end, does not slacken in
the interim. The treatment, though different,
might be a tad too strong for families.
A rape scene in particular and violence
and blood necessitated by the script make
it difficult to be recommended for children.
But, all said and done, Newtonin Moondram
Vidhi will be a good and different watch.
It will also help S.J. Suryah break free
from his long standing playboy image.
Engaging chase: definitely different