Mandela is the latest Tamil film released on OTT platform Netflix as well as Vijay TV on April 4, 2021. The screentime of Mandela is around 2 hours 20 minutes and it has no songs in it.
The story of this film revolves around a village panchayat elections where two parties fight each other to win in the elections. One party election symbol is Road Roller and other one has coconut as a symbol. Now, both parties do all the tricks to get the votes as per cast based politics. On the same village of Soorangudi in Tamilnadu, a barber named Smile is living. Yogi Babu essayed the role of Smile aka Mandela who used to do odd works apart from his job to survive. Well, Sheela Rajkumar aka Thenmozhi works in the same village in a bank department. When the barber wanted to open his account in the bank, Thenmozhi asks him about his documents like Aadhaar Card and voter it. Well, the barber didn’t even knew his real name. That’s when Thenmozhi decides to name the the barber as Nelson Mandela, who was a famous revolutionary leader of South Africa. When the two parties got to know that Mandela has a voter id card they decide to lure him for vote. As his vote was important to decide which party will win the elections. What happens next is interesting and and worth watching.
This film also stars Sangili Murugan, G M Sundar, Kanna Ravi, Senthi Kumari, George Maryan and others.
The early reviews of Mandela movie is out and they are in a range of 3.5 to 4 stars out of 5. Even on IMDB, Mandela movie holds a rating of 8.9 out of 10 stars which is amazing.
Mandela movie has been written and directed by debutant Madonne Ashwin. This film has been produced by YNOT Studios, Reliance Entertainment, Open Window Productions and Wishberry Films. The cinematography of this film has been done by Vidhu Ayyanna and editing work handled by Philomin Raj.
Bollywood Crazies Opinion: Mandela has the same feel like we had while watching Well Done Abba (2009), Welcome To Sajjanpur (2009) and Peepli Live (2010). Yes, Mandela movie is one of the best comedy political satire in years. The story is brilliant and well executed by the actors. For me Mandela shines in every possible way. Until unless these kind of films won’t be made, it’s impossible to change cinema for good. No vulgarity, no kissing, no songs, a good story can retain you eyes over 2 hours easily, this film is a proof of that. This film openly highly the rooted caste based politics of India by showing the village panchayat elections. The movie will let you understand the value of one single vote.
Mandela movie budget hasn’t been known yet but it would reportedly be in a range of 4 to 6 crores maximum. As the film is set in a village and could have been shot in few months time.
Altogether, Mandela is a brilliant piece of cinema that you must watch before casting your vote in the coming elections in India.
Last word: Watch it for Mandela, his partner and Thenmozhi. Also watch it for its brilliant story and direction.
Bollywood Crazies Ratings: Mandela Review- Mind Blowing (90 percent out of 100).