Reviewer's Summary - Good Movie; Pathetic Performance by Jyothika
Year: February 2007
Actors: Prithwiraj Sukumaran, Jyothika, Prakash Raj, Swarnamalya, Brahmanandam
Director: Radha Mohan
Producer: Prakash Raj
Story: Radha Mohan
Screenplay: Radha Mohan
Mozhi is a bewitching aberration in the crowded marketplace of bad Tamil movies.
Featuring fine performances by Prithwiraj Sukumaran, Prakash Raj and Swarnamalya, this first-class movie is marred only by
the pathetic portrayal of a deaf and dumb girl by Jyothika.
If you thought Jyothika was horrible in Pachaikili Muthucharam, the bimbo's plain awful in Mozhi. In scene after scene, the
young lady's acting - if that's what it is - is inexpressibly repulsive to all the senses and a negation of all things
But fear not. Even Jyothika cannot do much damage to Mozhi. Such is the appeal of Mozhi's story and the performance of her
The talented ensemble of Prithwiraj Sukumaran, Prakash Raj and Swarnamalya bring a glittering freshness, seldom seen these
days in Tamil movies.
A Malayalam film actor, Prithwiraj Sukumaran is the best of the lot, a seeming natural in front of the camera.
A highlight of Mozhi is the well crafted dialogs, often absolutely hilarious.
Viewers at the CinePlaza Theatre in North Bergen (New Jersey) repeatedly broke into peals of laughter during the first show of Mozhi on Friday, February 23, 2007.
Comedy comes in the form of Brahmanandam, the oddball neighbor of Prithwiraj Sukumaran and Prakash Raj in the apartment
Like most Tamil movies, Mozhi is also a love story.
Close buddies and bachelors Karthik (Prithwiraj Sukumaran) and Viji (Prakash Raj) are keyboard players in music director
It's love at sight for Karthik one morning when he spots a spunky young girl Archana (Jyothika) thrashing a wife-beater on
To Karthik's humongous joy, the girl happens to live in the same apartment complex Viji and he have just moved into. Although
Karthik is shocked when he subsequently learns that the object of his interest is deaf and dumb, he doesn't falter.
The girl on the other hand has had a traumatic childhood - suffering abandonment by the father and early death of the mother
- and extremely reluctant to get into any romantic entanglements for fear of subsequent rejection.
How Karthik and Archana ultimately come together in the end constitutes the rest of the movie.
Prakash Raj appears in frame after frame even when his presence is superfluous, presumably because he's the producer of this movie.
Vidyasagar's captivating music adds to the overall pleasure of watching the movie.
Mozhi was shot in India and Mauritius.- Copyright SearchIndia.com.