Mo review. Mo Tamil movie review, story, rating – IndiaGlitz.com
‘mo’ from debut director bhuvan nullan is one of the few horror-comedy films of the year that has been packed with a good chunk of comedy that works well to make it a ‘fun and harmless movie’.
dev (suresh ravi), sathish (ramesh thilak), and kumar (darbuka siva) are con artists who con people out of money. they invent a new idea of using the fear of people as ghosts. makeup artist joseph chellappa (ramdoss) and junior artist priya (aishwarya rajesh) join themg as partners to create a fake female spirit in exchange for money.
vetrivel (jungle) a real estate bigwig catches them red-handed and threatens to put them behind bars for cheating people. but she offers to leave them if they accept in exchange for a deal.
They should go to pondicherry and scare vetrivel competitor senthilnathan (mime gopi) from buying a dilapidated school building, making him believe the place is haunted by a ghost.
The gang goes to the pond and starts working on homework and gets some unexpected experiences. to find out what happens to them at the end, watch the movie on screens.
A few minutes into the movie, you can easily tell that the creators’ sole intention is to provide fun and make us laugh. the intention is adequately fulfilled thanks to the situations in the script and the presence of many talented comedians who give their best for the film.
the main theme of the movie is ‘reel ghost v/s real ghost’, which we have already seen in movies like ‘dhillukku dhuttu’. but in this movie the ‘ghost of the reel’ episodes take a big part. Although we know very well that the ‘real ghost’ is going to appear at some point in the film, the sequences leading up to it keep us hooked for the most part due to the fun and comedic part.
Screenwriter bhuvan is to be commended for not diverting his focus from the main story. The film is completely devoid of a love angle despite the presence of a main heroine like Aishwarya Rajesh and the film is also clean and without a semblance of glamour. and sleaze. There is only one song in the movie and it is also cleverly used to convey the backstory of the main characters.
despite being a minimal budget film, ‘mo’ has rich production values and this makes it stand out among many films in this genre.
On the negative side, the movie is longer in the second half. the climax, while meant to be teasing, doesn’t work mainly because it comes after creating a big buildup.
also one can’t help feeling that the writer-director could have used the potential to provide some surprises and twists in the script. they may have deliberately avoided such things.
ramesh thilak. darbuka siva and ramadoss carry the film on their shoulders. they manage to make us laugh with their delivery of dialogue, expressions and body language. especially the ramadoss antics in the second half bring the roof down at certain points. suresh ravi gets the role relatively serious among all and does a good job.
yogi babu provides some silly and laughable jokes in some scenes before and after the interval. mime gopi and super good subbu who appear in minor supporting roles also provide moments of laughter in a particular sequence in the second half. Jungle is suitable for the role of her.
director of photography vishnu shri.k has done a commendable job on a film that has too many night effects scenes in low light or very dark locations. editor gopinath could have shortened some repeated dialogue and shots in the second half to make it sharper. balasubrahmaniyam’s art direction deserves credit.
verdict: ‘mo’ is a fun and inoffensive comedy-horror movie that offers adequate comedy and little horror. go with no expectations for some hearty laughs.