Banner: UTV and Super Good movies
Cast: Jeeva, Nithisree Bhaskar, Narain, Pooja Hegde, Nasser, Selva and others
Producer: RB Choudary
Story-Screenplay- Direction: Mysskin
CBFC rating: U
Release date: 31-08-2012
Mugamoodi is not a movie in the lines of Batman, Spiderman where the hero has super powers. It is a simple story of a man, Anand aka Bruce Lee (Jiva), an unemployed BSc grad who wants to make a living with his martial art skills. He also tries to woo his girl, Pooja Hegde with the costume of a super hero and in one such attempt he found himself in between a chasing cops and robbers. Then on he decides to assist people and fights against injustice.There comes a ruthless villan who master minds a plan where the superhero is thought as a robber by everyone. Now how the hero proves himself and wins his love can be seen in silver screens.
Jiiva plays Anand (Bruce Lee) the protagonist of the movie. As he is a real time Kung Fu expert, he was well prepared with Kung Fu martial art and rocked the action sequence. He and his temper, body language and expressions are the plus point of the movie. Then we have Narain playing the villain. His performance was not as convincing as his appearance. His makeover might look like a bad ass but the body language and acting was poor.
The lead lady is Pooja Hegde. Pretty, Sweet and had a good intro as someone who fights for justice. But as the movie goes on she does not have much scope to perform. She looked promising. Naseer played an intelligent cop and the father of Heroine. As a veteran, he played his role very well. And then There are a supporting role, Girish Karnad played Jiiva’s grandfather and one of the man behind the formation of Bruce Lee’s costume and mask.
The basic plot of the movie is good but the narration of the movie is very slow. Some of the scenes defy logic and seem too outlandish. The romantic track between Jiva and Pooja Hegde does not strike a chord with the viewers. It is very superficial and the emotional warmth is missing. The movie lacks entertainment and the screenplay is patchy and is not up to the calibre of Mysskin. The dubbing played a spoilsport too.
Cinematography is good and most of the action scenes are shot in night effect. Despite this, visuals have been pulled off well. Editing could have been a lot better. The film’s music is very poor.
Except for the action sequences and some good techinical values, the movie offers nothing to normal movie enthusiasts due to its narration problems. Also the publicity of the movie as a super hero’s action thriller is misleading and will disappoint you. You can give it a miss!