Mr. Local Tamil Movie Reviews
Mr. Local is a 2019 Indian Tamil language romantic action comedy film written and directed by M. Rajesh. The film stars Sivakarthikeyan and Nayanthara in the lead roles, marking their second collaboration after Velaikkaran.
The principal photography of the film commenced around May 2018 and post-production was progressing as of February 2019. It was theatrically released in India on 17 May 2019, receiving negative reviews.
The film begins in a jail in Paris, where a prisoner named Manohar (Sivakarthikeyan), who is from Chennai, India, has just been released on bail provided by the Indian Embassy. Before his release, he tells the jail warden about how he ended up in the Paris jail.
Mano is a middle-class youth who works as a salesperson in KUN Hyundai managed by Kuthala Sithambaram (Robo Shankar). One day, he meets with a minor accident involving Keerthana Vasudevan (Nayanthara), who is a television serial producer. Keerthana is an arrogant woman and soon develops a hatred for Mano, who constantly irritates her with his antics. Keerthana’s hatred for Mano is such that she buys the KUN Hyundai showroom only to fire him, and she even goes to the extent of firing Sithambaram and Mano’s friend Raja (Sathish) just because they oppose her decision of terminating Mano. Mano soon develops romantic feelings for Keerthana, but this only increases the friction between the two. Later, Keerthana meets with an accident and is admitted to the hospital by Mano, who even donates blood to her to save her life. Keerthana, who appears grateful to Mano for his gesture, invites him to Paris to meet her aunt and uncle and spend a few days with them, but this turns out to be a trap hatched by Keerthana to get rid of him once and for all. Keerthana speaks ill of Mano’s family, which causes him to get angry and slap her. For this reason, he is arrested.
In the present day, following his release, Mano borrows the warden’s motorbike to meet Keerthana before leaving for India. He sees Keerthana being chased by goons led by her fiancé Ashwin (Narayan Lucky) since she had called off the engagement after finding out that Ashwin is a transgender man and a misogynist as well. Mano saves Keerthana from Ashwin and his goons, after which he leaves for India. It is at this juncture that Keerthana realises that she too loves Mano. She returns to Chennai a few days later and accepts Man’s love.
- Sivakarthikeyan as Manohar, an employee at Hyundai car showroom in Chennai
- Nayanthara as Keerthana Vasudevan, CEO of KV Entertainments and Mano’s rival
- Raadhika Sarathkumar as Easwari, Mano’s mother
- Sathish as P. Raja, Mano’s friend who also works at the showroom
- Yogi Babu as Auto Sekar, Mano’s area friend
- Narayan Lucky as Ashwin, businessman and Keerthana’s fiancé
- Robo Shankar as Kuthala Sithambaram, manager of the Hyundai car showroom
- Thambi Ramaiah as Lakshman, Keerthana’s uncle and KV Entertainments manager
- John Vijay as Arjun Reddy, Raja’s personal lawyer
- Anil Murali as Inspector Prasanna Kumar, a corrupt policeman
- “Eruma Saani” Harija as Divya, Mano’s sister
- Nakshathra Nagesh as Sowmiya, serial artist
- Dhadi Balaji as serial director
- Shalu Shammu as Asha Jasmine, an employee at the car showroom
Filming began in May 2018, marking Sivakarthikeyan’s 13th film as lead actor. Portions of the film were shot in Chennai. The first look poster of the film was unveiled by actor Sivakarthikeyan himself through his Twitter account on 2 February 2019. The filmmakers confirmed that the film is not a remake of the 2017 Telugu hit film Nenu Local which starred Nani. The film was shot extensively in Baku, Azerbaijan. It was theatrically released in India on 17 May 2019, receiving mostly negative reviews from critics.
The score and soundtrack were composed by Hiphop Tamizha. The lyrics were written by Hiphop Tamizha, Mirchi Vijay, K. R. Dharan, Rokesh, Paul B. Sailus and SanGan.
|Soundtrack album by
|Released||17 May 2019|
|Hiphop Tamizha chronology|
|Directed by||M. Rajesh|
|Produced by||K. E. Gnanavel Raja|
|Written by||M. Rajesh|
|Screenplay by||M. Rajesh|
|Music by||Hiphop Tamizha|
Arthur A. Wilson (1 song)
|Edited by||Vivek Harshan|
|Distributed by||Tanvee Films
Sakthi Film Factory
|17 May 2019|
|1.||“Takkunu Takkunu”||Mirchi Vijay||Anirudh Ravichander||3:32|
|2.||“Kalakkalu Mr Localu”||K.R. Dharan||Sivakarthikeyan||3:45|
|3.||“Menaminiki”||Rokesh||Benny Dayal, Snigdha Chandra||3:52|
|4.||“Mr. Local Theme”||Hiphop Tamizha, Paul B Sailus, SanGan, K.R. Dharan||Hiphop Tamizha, Paul B Sailus, SanGan, Palaniammal||2:40|
|5.||“Nee Nenacha”||Hiphop Tamizha||Sid Sriram||4:28|
Galatta wrote, “Mr Local fails to engage the audience with its unfunny comedies” and rated the movie 1.75 out of 5. Wetalkiess gave the film 2.5 out of 5, calling it an average movie which could have been better. Behindwoods gave it 2.0 out of 5, stating that “Mr. Local misses out on entertainment”.