The recently released Tamil film Meenkuzhambum Manpaanayum comes under the fantasy comedy genre and the film stars Kalidas Jayaram (son of veteran actor Jayaram), Ashna Zaveri and Prabhu in the lead roles with the direction of Amudeshver. Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan plays a guest role in this comedy flick.
After losing his wife during child birth, Prabhu leaves to Malaysia from Karaikudi with his baby boy. He sets up a fish curry outlet in the Tamilian region there and becomes rich with this business. His son Kalidas is a teen age college student now and heroine Ashna Zaveri is also a student of the same college where Kalidas studies. The young chap often ends up in clashes with his colleagues including the heroine.
Prabhu expects his son to be casual and friendly with him but Kalidas is not able to mix up well with his father. This deepens a difference of opinion between this two. Prabhu's friend, Y.G.Mahendran invites them to his house and introduces them to Kamal Haasan who comes as a Preacher. Kamal interchanges the thought process of this father and son and the rest of the story narrates the aftermath in an interesting pattern mixed with comedy.
Veteran actor Prabhu is the backbone of this film. While portraying the role of an affectionate father and a responsible person in the first half, he attracts the audience as an energetic youth in the latter part of the film. Kalidas is to the average as a college student but is able to perform great in the second half. Heroine Ashna Zaveri travels throughout the film and has done her portions well. Kamal makes it impressive in his cameo appearance. Pooja Kumar delivers a praiseworthy act as a bold woman. M.S.Baskar and Urvashi have entertained the viewers with their experienced acting.
Director Amudeshver has filmed a unique story plot and made it impressive with the choice of good and efficient cast. The second part of the film is made more enjoyable than the first half. Songs can be enjoyed in Imman's composition and the music director has done it great with his BGMs as well. Lakshman has brought in a feast by picturing Malaysia beautifully.
Over all, Meenkuzhambum Manpaanayum is tasty.