Director – Santosh Sivan
Actors – Vikrant Massey, Vijay Sethupathi
Cinematography – Santosh Sivan
Genre – Thriller
Critic Rating – 3.0/5
The story of Mumbaikar begins with Adil who comes to Mumbai from Uttar Pradesh in search of a better future. On the other hand, Munnu (Vijay Sethupathi) has also come to Mumbai from Andaman with the dream of becoming a don. Sanjay Mishra’s character has come to Mumbai as a driver to take care of his family, while Vikrant Massey’s character is in love with Ishita (Tanya Manikatala), who works in a big company. While PKP (Ranveer Shorey) is a don from Mumbai. Although everyone has different stories, but at some point they meet each other. Indeed, Munnu joins a gang in his desire to become a don. On the first day he is supposed to kidnap a kid from school, but he accidentally picks up Don’s son. What happens in the story after that? You have to watch the whole movie to know this.
The film is a remake of the Tamil film Maanagaram, directed by Mumbaikar Tamil director Lokesh Kangaraj, who has produced superhit films like Kaithi and Vikram. The hit film has already been dubbed and released in Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi. However, in the era of remake films in Bollywood, Mumbaikar will be called another remake film.
It was a challenge for Santosh Sivan to make a film with so many characters, but still it was a good effort. However, he could have made Vijay Sethupathi and Ranveer Shorey’s role a little more. Especially the backgrounds of Vijay and Ranveer’s characters would have strengthened their roles. A brilliant performance opposite Vijay Sethupathi in her Bollywood debut has raised expectations from her upcoming Hindi films. At the same time, Ranveer Shourie is also engrossed in the role of Don. Vikrant Massey is doing well on OTT. Sachin Khedekar is also perfect in his role. While competent actors like Sanjay Mishra and Brijendra Kala could have been used more. Hrudu Harun and Tanya Maniktala have also done a good job according to their roles.
Why should you watch this movie? – If you want to watch a good thriller on the weekend then Mumbaikar will not disappoint you.