'Sometimes the ending will be the beginning,' says the caption of Maattrraan but it has an ending in the beginning! KV Anand's latest flick has rare characters of conjoined twins but has a predictable story and that makes it appear like a second part of Surya's last movie7aum Arivu directed by AR Murugadoss.
Genetic scientist played by Sachin Khedekar does not get due credit for his research works in India nevertheless loses his heart. With his sustained efforts, he becomes a successful businessman owning an energy drink product. As the company grows, there is a lot of competition and his rivals were working hard on the formula of the drink, which could make an ordinary man extraordinary.
His wife played by Tara gives birth to conjoined twins - Vimalan and Akhilan played by Surya. The conjoined twins are as different as chalk and cheese. While the former is good at studies and decent in nature, the latter is care-free man and when it comes to studies, he is very poor. Akhilan later realises that there is something fishy about his father-owned company and smells a rat. This costs his life and he is killed. Kajal Aggarwal as Anjali, who was in love with Akhilan, falls for Vimalan and they set to solve the mystery.
The first half of Maattrraan is good and entertaining. Director KV Anand has amazingly shot the conjoined twins portion for nearly 90 minutes. The director has to be really appreciated for showing the rarity in detail. But the second half is too predictable.
However, performance wise, Maattrraan has brought out the best out of Surya. It requires a strong will to take up conjoined twins role considering that a slight error could have made him a laughing stock. The actor has worked hard which is visible on-screen. The kind of energy that he has given to the characters are amazing. Kajal Aggarwal is not merely limited to arm candy role and she has good number of scenes to say in the movie.
Sounder Rajan's cinematography is remarkable. He has wonderfully captured the best locales of Russia in his lens and his work in fight sequences is appreciable. Harris Jayaraj's music is good but not the very best.