Cast: Ranga, Shweta Tripathi, Vigneshkanth, Vela Ramamoorthy
Direction: Saravana Rajendran
‘Mehandi Circus’ is a simple love story told
The story revolves around Jeeva (Madhampatti Rangaraj) a middle-aged man wastes away his life by drinking and listening to 80s and 90s Ilayaraja songs in Kodaikanal and people around him say his life froze in 1992. A girl Nisha (Pooja) arrives from deep interior Maharashtra and tells him that her mother Mehandi is in her deathbed and wants him to go with her.
On the way Jeeva reminiscences about Mehandi (Shweta Tripathi) a girl who comes to Kodaikanal with her circus troupe in 1992. It is love at first sight for Jeeva who owns an audio cassette shop and woos her playing old Hindi song. The girl’s father sets a dangerous test for Jeeva to have his girl which could kill her while his own father a caste obsessed man (Marimuthu) hurts the circus people badly. How the star crossed lovers separated and will they meet again and will their love win, in the end, forms the rest of the story.
Madhampatti Rangaraj has done a commendable job on debut first playing a carefree youth. Shweta Tripathi has done full justice to her caliber. Vela Ramamurthy, Sunny Charles, Ankur Vilas have done a good job. On the technical side, the film has three big positives. Sean Roldan’s music is the first among them.
“Mehandi Circus” was produced by K. E. Gnanavel Raju with his production banner of Studio Green.