6/9/2017 5:07:00 PM
Harish is roaming about without any job and doesn't pay much heed to his mother as she is more affectionate towards his brother. He joins as a henchman to the don Arjuna after he saves his life from a crucial incident. In the meantime, he falls in love with college student Yamini Baskar the moment he lays his eyes on her. On the other hand, Arjun's cousin carries a dislike for Harish and wants to separate him from Arjuna.
Meanwhile, Harish is told by a mutual friend that Yamini and his brother are in love each other and this puts him off the edge. He feels convinced that he has nothing now and that his brother has stolen her from the same way he took all his mother's love for himself. He decides to kill his brother and upon reaching witnesses his brother standing tall. His brother reveals to Yamini that Harish is in love with him and that she should accept him. Moved by his younger brother's act, he soon comes to also realize why his mother showers more love towards him. He then decides to live for his family and quits his job as Arjuna's henchman.
Meanwhile, Arjuna's cousin instigates him saying there is a possibility for Harish to turn an approver for the police after he left their gang and hatch a plan to finish him off. However, Harish's brother falls victim to Arjuna's gang members and loses his life. Whether Harish gets his revenge or not forms the rest of the plot of Munnodi.
Harish is exuberant throughout the narrative and has done a neat job in his performance. However, he does need to pay more attention to the stunt choreography since he seems to rush it. Yamini Baskar doesn't have a big job in the film and is seen romancing the hero. The don Arjuna rocks it in his role and comes off as a terror when he single-handedly takes on a group of killers in a temple who attack him. Sitara, who comes as Harish's mother has lived her part.
Director Kumar has attempted to make a gangster film with a touch of the family sentiment. Although the film starts off rather slowly, it picks up pace gradually. There are few scenes unbelievable in terms of logic and few twists just seem out of context and unacceptable. Prabu Shankar's songs are enjoyable and so is his background score. Vinoth Rathnasamy's cinematography skills come to the fore and has shot the film in a distinct manner/
In short, Munnodi attempts to move forward.