Mahaan movie review: Vikram excels while Dhruv strikes well in this crime action drama

Mahaan movie review: Vikram excels while Dhruv strikes well in this crime action drama

Mahaan movie review: Vikram excels while Dhruv strikes well in this crime action drama

What: Mahaan movie review : father Vikram excels while son Dhruv Vikram strikes well in Prime Video’s ambitions crime action drama by Karthik Subbaraj.

OTT movie Mahaan review

Gandhi Mahaan (Vikram) son of a staunch Gandhian and a freedom fighter played by Asuran fame Aadukalam Naren is leading a normal routine life as a teacher.

One day in order to gain some escape from his routine on his 40th birthday, Gandhi Mahaan accidentally meets his childhood friend Sathyavaan (Simha) in a bar.  Mahaan invites some trouble which leads to serious repercussions in his family – Mahaan’s wife Naachi (Simran) and son Dada take a strong decision.

Mahaan becomes a powerful billionaire but the lonely wealthy Gandhi Mahaan misses his son (Dhruv Vikram in the grown-up version) and is seeking a second chance. Will fate turn out to be kind enough.



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Vikram steals the show. Vikram is excels and gives almost everything he has to bring his character Gandhi Mahaan alive and connected with the audience. His unique subtle mannerisms and his own body language and tone make Mahaan one of his greatest performance.

Dhruv Vikram is outstanding in his intense portrayal. Dhruv ups the intensity quotient in his no-nonsense approach of a young man burning with revenge. The twisted angry young man Dhruv Vikram is as force to reckon with for sure.

Bobby Simha is excellent as Sathyavan and Sananth as Rocky is fantastic.

Vettai Muthukumar as Gnanam is fabulous.

Aadukalam Naren as Mohandoss, Gandhi Mahaan's father has his moments.

Simran as Nachi is very natural.


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Shreyaas Krishna's cinematography captures the mood, era beautifully and its captivating.

Santhosh Narayanan's background score is atmospheric.


The philosophy is mixed but not blended with perfection. The narration is slow burning and takes its own time. At places people just connect as per the convenience of the makers.

Final words

Mahaan has that Shakti (power) an engaging crime drama with an excellent Vikram in top form and Dhruv Vikram matching up with an outstanding portrayal in Karthik Subbaraj’s entertaining, engaging and intense crime action drama.



Rating : 3.5/5

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