There have been many movies in all languages taking the movie 'Godfather' as a reference, but The Life of Muthu is Muthu's journey, we have seen many movies with this story, especially gangster movies, where a man comes from nowhere and becomes a gangster. We have seen countless movies, but some movies are blockbusters. Varai became memorable because of the strong character design and undoubtedly the film has strong characters, making it an engaging movie that connects with the character from the beginning even if the story is routine.
The movie starts interestingly by introducing Muthu as a gangster, then the story takes you to the early days of Muthu, initially, it seems a bit of a stretch but the movie becomes interesting after Muthu steps into Mumbai and how he struggled in Mumbai, how he became a ruthless gangster, all this is presented very attractively, but in the movie its There are also flaws and the love track does nothing to move the story forward but the love track may appeal to Gautham Vasudev Menon fans.
The film is likely to succeed in Tamil as the entire film has a Tamil theme, Telugu audiences may disconnect with the film due to strong emotions and non-sync dubbing, mainly with the screenplay with voice-over.
Simbu as Muthu has done brilliantly, especially his transformation, Siddhi Idnani impresses with her looks even though her screen presence is less, Radhika Sarath Kumar shows her experience as Muthu's mother, and the rest of the cast have done well in their roles.
Gautham Vasudev Menon is an expert in making love stories and police backdrop films, but for the first time he chooses a different subject and succeeds in keeping the audience hooked throughout the film Simbu, Gautham Vasudev, and A.R. Rahman has a successful track record and now there is no doubt that The Life of Muthu is going to add to their successful track record.
Technically, The Life of Muthu is supreme Siddhartha Nunn's cinematography is the main strength of the film everything from shot composition to grading looks amazing, and AR Rahman, as usual, elevates many scenes with his background score. And the rest of the technical departments have done their part well.
Overall, The Life of Muthu is a gangster drama that can be watched by certain sections of the audience