Suriya (Maasilamani) and his friend Premgi Amaran are small time conmen. One day, after a chase, they meet with an accident.
Now Maasilamani develops a special power to interact with ghosts. He comes across a bunch of spirits and vow to fulfil their wishes. How he goes about it is the crux.
At the fag end of summer, comes a breezy entertainer from Venkat Prabhu and Suriya, as Maasu Engira Maasilamani is a cool film to keep the heat off.
Adding ghost elements to a commercial script, Venkat Prabhu presents us a film with his stamp. At the same time, MEM doesn’t have many things that you would expect from a VP film.
Suriya is solid. In his two roles (as conman and Sri Lankan Tamil), he delivers in each and every scene. Premgi lends support to Suriya, while Pranitha and Nayanthara fill the oomph gap.
R D Rajasekhar’s camera work adds to the spookiness of the script and reflects well the mood of the movie in almost all frames.
Yuvan Shankar Shankar Raja’s background score overtakes his songs. In certain scenes, his re-recording is of ‘Hollywood style’. Visual effects are good.
To list out the negative aspects, Venkat Prabhu could have avoided some cliched scenes. Predictability factor is also there. But still. MEM is a winner and you can watch it with all interest, if you are not ready to question the logic.