Cast: Naveen, Sentrayan, Oviya Helen, Rajaji, Anupama Kumar, Jayaprakash V, J Rmesh Tilak
Banner: Pasanga Productions
Music: Natarajan Sankaran
Run Time: 141 Mins
Release Date : 13 Sep 2013
Moodar Koodam (2013)
Released under Director Pandiraj’s Pasanga Productions, Moodar Koodam marks the directorial and acting debut of Pandiraj’s former assistant Naveen. Moodar Koodam is a film with dark humor that attempts to trace the fine line between winners and losers.
Without a doubt the movie goers tend to compare this movie with negative shade comedy movies; Soodhu Kaavum, Pizza and Neram, even though unique in its own way. Without hero worship and a mainline actor to steer the movie, the plot unfolds its strength just based on the unfurling events out of a situation and how that ends up. Naveen, the director has also played as one of the lead stars and kudos to him for bringing out a movie in a quirky way.
The film features an ensemble cast that comprises the director himself, Rajaj, Sentrayan, Kuberan, Maheshwaran, Oviya, Sindhu Reddy, Anupama Kumar, Sathish Swaminathan, Jayaprakash and others.
The tagline in the opening credits of the film reads, ‘It’s better to travel well than to arrive’. This beautiful quote by Gautama Buddha forms the basis of Moodar Koodam.
Naveen (Naveen), Vellaisami (Rajaj), Sentrayan (Sentrayan) and Kuberan (Kuberan) meet in jail where they have been detained for minor offences.
All of them are released at the same time and after hearing each other’s unfortunate stories they decide that society definitely owes them something. They come up with a simple plan for a robbery, with the proceeds of which they plan to lead an honest life.
The house they decide to rob belongs to Vellaisami’s rich uncle, Bhaktavatsalan (Jayaprakash). Bhaktavatsalan started his chit fund company with money loaned by Vellaisami’s father. When Vellaisami asked his uncle for help, he was politely declined, hence the plan to rob him, which Vellaisami feels is totally justified as the money initially belonged to his father.
Just as Sentrayan is trying to pick the lock of the house they believe to be empty, the door is opened by the mistress of the house. A series of unforeseen incidents follow that the four are forced to handle.