Musings on Madurai – a Star Vijay serial

April 5, 2008

Hmm…so Saravanan (Mirchi Senthil) and Azhagi’s engagement is over on Star Vijay’s Madurai serial. That was expected. But none of what followed after that was expected. Neither was it impressive.

Vel Murugan (Gerald) seems to be turning out to be an irksome character. As a person who appreciates such a character’s influence on the story line, he is ok: still mysterious. But as a viewer, I hate Vel Murugan: not the actor, the charecter.

As for the story, I think there is now an obvious shift in the main plot line. The objective of the story now is to get Meenakshi (Srija Chandran) and Saravanan together. To me it seems like the family uniting will happen as more of a consequence.

Last week’s episodes, to me were less than mediocre. A lot of things witnessed last week like Veerapandi (Mu Ra) finding out about Meenakshi’s identity, the Devanai-Shaktivel ‘ney oothura’ bit, if I can call it that, and the Pandi-Murgesan-Azhagi trio were rather mundane and seemed to bring many of the threads of the story back to where it started: a sure-shot sign of a mega-serial. The only good thing is that we are beginning to feel the return of Saravanan from the early episodes, with a mind of his own. Also, the bit with Vel Murugan and Anbu adds a lot to the later’s character development. Anbu is showing signs of becoming a full blown character. Meenakshi’s disappearance or more precisely absence from the show was irritating. It seems to suggest some hesitation and lack of direction on the part of the writers.

Lets see. Looks like I may not mind missing a few episodes until there is some direction in the story.

Note to Mr. Gerald: Buck up man! Don’t ruin it!