Maari (2015)

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Movie basic details

Current status - Released
Total runtime - 138 mins.
Release date - 17-07-2015
Release year - 2015
Genres - Action

Overall ratings and scores for Maari:
Happiness Score - 6.2/10, World Popularity Score - 4.351/100, IMDB Score - 6.3, Metascore - N/A, Internet Movie Database - 6.3/10, .
Maari movie has Total Global Votes - 35, Total IMD Votes - 4,291

Maari Movie Introduction: Movie Maari, release year 2015 is written by Balaji Mohan, Rishabh Purohit and directed by Balaji Mohan. The leading star-cast in this movie are Dhanush, Kajal Aggarwal, Vijay Yesudas along with the other stars and crew members.

Trailers, Clips, Featurettes and Behind the Scenes


Maari - Official Trailer | Dhanush, Kajal Agarwal | Anirudh | Balaji Mohan

Movie overview and plot by

Movie in-short: Maari, a goon with a love for pigeon racing, must challenge the police corruption in his town.

Movie story-line: A local don locks horns with the new cop, who has come to his place, but both are not what they initially seem to be.

Movie synopsis: Maari (Dhanush) is a local don. According to popular hearsay-eight years back, Maari had murdered another powerful goon in that area after which he took over as local don. When Arjun (Vijay Yesudas), a cunning cop gets transferred to the area, he tries to collect enough proof to put Maari behind the bars with the help of Sridevi (Kajal) who has her own reasons to hate the don. Now, Maari the goon with a large heart returns from jail, only to realize that his area is now under the control of Arjun. What happens next ?

Highlights - Maari (2015)

Total budget - $0.00
Total revenue - $0.00
Produced by - Magic FramesWunderbar Films
Produced in - India
Available languages - Tamil (தமிழ்),
Homepage URL -
Awards won / Nominations - 2 nominations
Certificate(s) - IN : U

Lead Actors, Writer(s), Director(s) of Maari (2015)

Lead Actors - Dhanush, Kajal Aggarwal, Vijay Yesudas
Writer(s) - Balaji Mohan, Rishabh Purohit
Director(s) - Balaji Mohan

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ) about Maari (2015)

What is the release date of Maari (2015)?
Release date of Maari (2015) is 17-07-2015.


What is the total runtime of Maari (2015) in minutes?
Total runtime of Maari (2015) in minutes is 138 min.


What is the budget consumed to produce Maari (2015) movie?
The budget consumed to produce Maari (2015) movie is around $0.00.


How much revenue is expected from movie Maari (2015)?
Expected revenue from movie movie Maari (2015) is around $0.00.


What is the pupularity of Maari (2015)?
Worldwide pupularity of Maari (2015) movie is 4.351%.


What is the name of the production company of film Maari (2015)?
Production company of film Maari (2015) is/are Magic Frames, Wunderbar Films, .


Which country the film Maari (2015) is produced in?
Film production country for the film Maari (2015) is India, .


Which language the film Maari (2015) is produced in?
Film Maari (2015) is produced in Tamil (தமிழ்), language(s).


Which Genre the film Maari (2015) belongs to?
Movie Maari (2015) is categorized under Action, Comedy, Drama genre(s).


Who are the lead actors of the film Maari (2015)?
Lead actors of the film Maari (2015) are Dhanush, Kajal Aggarwal, Vijay Yesudas.


Who is the writer of the film Maari (2015)?
The writer(s) of the film Maari (2015) is/are Balaji Mohan, Rishabh Purohit.


Who is the director of the film Maari (2015)?
The director(s) of the film Maari (2015) is/are Balaji Mohan.


Which awards, nominations and recognitions are won by Maari (2015) movie?
Movie Maari (2015) has 2 nominations awards and nomination in it's profile.


What is the story of Maari (2015) in-short?
Short plot of movie Maari (2015): Maari, a goon with a love for pigeon racing, must challenge the police corruption in his town..


What is the full story of Maari (2015) movie?
Full plot of movie Maari (2015): Maari (Dhanush) is a local don. According to popular hearsay-eight years back, Maari had murdered another powerful goon in that area after which he took over as local don. When Arjun (Vijay Yesudas), a cunning cop gets transferred to the area, he tries to collect enough proof to put Maari behind the bars with the help of Sridevi (Kajal) who has her own reasons to hate the don. Now, Maari the goon with a large heart returns from jail, only to realize that his area is now under the control of Arjun. What happens next ?.


Where to find full details of Maari (2015) movie?
You can find the full details of movie Maari (2015) at https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4859246


Where to stream or watch movie Maari (2015) online?
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List of full Starcast and crew members of Maari (2015)

Full Starcast:

profie photo of DhanushName: Dhanush
Character: Maari

profie photo of Kajal AgarwalName: Kajal Agarwal
Character: Sridevi

profie photo of Vijay YesudasName: Vijay Yesudas
Character: Inspector Arjun Kumar

profie photo of Robo ShankarName: Robo Shankar
Character: Sanikilamai

profie photo of Kaali VenkatName: Kaali Venkat
Character: Aarumugam

profie photo of Anirudh RavichanderName: Anirudh Ravichander
Character: Cameo

profie photo of Balaji MohanName: Balaji Mohan
Character: Cameo

profie photo of Mime GopiName: Mime Gopi
Character: 'Bird' Ravi

profie photo of ShanmugarajanName: Shanmugarajan
Character: Velu Anna

profie photo of SriranjiniName: Sriranjini
Character: Sridevi's mother

profie photo of Kalloori VinothName: Kalloori Vinoth
Character: Adithangi

profie photo of AzhaguName: Azhagu
Character: Anbu

profie photo of PremName: Prem
Character: Prem

profie photo of Tota Roy ChowdhuryName: Tota Roy Chowdhury
Character: Arjun

profie photo of Sampath RamName: Sampath Ram
Character:

profie photo of Supergood SubramaniName: Supergood Subramani
Character:

profie photo of Baba BaskarName: Baba Baskar
Character:

profie photo of George VijayName: George Vijay
Character:

profie photo of Kamalesh KumarName: Kamalesh Kumar
Character:

profie photo of R. S. ChelladuraiName: R. S. Chelladurai
Character:

Crew Members:

profie photo of R. SarathkumarName: R. Sarathkumar
Department: Production
Job/Role: Producer

profie photo of DhanushName: Dhanush
Department: Production
Job/Role: Producer

profie photo of DhanushName: Dhanush
Department: Sound
Job/Role: Playback Singer

profie photo of DhanushName: Dhanush
Department: Writing
Job/Role: Lyricist

profie photo of Radhika SarathkumarName: Radhika Sarathkumar
Department: Production
Job/Role: Producer

profie photo of Balaji MohanName: Balaji Mohan
Department: Writing
Job/Role: Screenplay

profie photo of Balaji MohanName: Balaji Mohan
Department: Directing
Job/Role: Director

profie photo of Balaji MohanName: Balaji Mohan
Department: Writing
Job/Role: Story

profie photo of Listin StephenName: Listin Stephen
Department: Production
Job/Role: Producer

profie photo of Anirudh RavichanderName: Anirudh Ravichander
Department: Sound
Job/Role: Original Music Composer

profie photo of Anirudh RavichanderName: Anirudh Ravichander
Department: Sound
Job/Role: Playback Singer

profie photo of Om PrakashName: Om Prakash
Department: Camera
Job/Role: Director of Photography

profie photo of R. K. Vijay MuruganName: R. K. Vijay Murugan
Department: Art
Job/Role: Art Direction

profie photo of Stunt SilvaName: Stunt Silva
Department: Crew
Job/Role: Stunts Coordinator

profie photo of Baba BaskarName: Baba Baskar
Department: Crew
Job/Role: Choreographer

profie photo of S VinodkumarName: S Vinodkumar
Department: Production
Job/Role: Executive Producer

profie photo of Riaz K. AhmedName: Riaz K. Ahmed
Department: Camera
Job/Role: Still Photographer

profie photo of G. SurenName: G. Suren
Department: Sound
Job/Role: Sound Designer

profie photo of Nithin ArunName: Nithin Arun
Department: Editing
Job/Role: Editor

profie photo of Prasanna GKName: Prasanna GK
Department: Editing
Job/Role: Editor

Movie Posters and Wallapapers - Maari (2015)

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Reviews Section

rated 2.5 out of 5
June 23, 2021

If you, like many others, had been excited about Maari after watching its trailer, be prepared for disappointment. Almost all the best bits from the film are already in the trailer and the film clearly lacks the crackling energy that we see in the trailer. Maari largely feels like one huge build-up without any proper pay-off. The story is set in a slum, where Maari (Dhanush, infusing the character with life), a small-time thug, whose heart is in pigeon racing. His rival is Bird Ravi (Mime Gopi), who has been completely overshadowed by Maari, who has become the go-to guy for a bigger don, Velu Annan (Shanmugarajan). Enter a new inspector, Arjun Kumar (Vijay Yesudas, making his debut), who is determined to crack an age-old murder that happens to be the one which gave Maari his fearsome reputation. We also get a sub-plot involving red sanders, probably to make this story seem topical. Perhaps, after Vaaya Moodi Pesavum, which was a half-silent movie, Balaji Mohan wanted to do something relatively simple and chose this script, which has its fair share of cliches. The director seems to be aware of this and he tries to keep things light and never lets scenes get overtly dramatic (in this, he is helped to a great extent by Robo Shankar, who is terrific as Maari's comic sidekick Sanikizhamai), but this approach doesn't suit this material, which is essentially a fawning-over-the-hero masala movie. Plot developments are treated a bit too casually — including the hero being sent to prison — that we are hardly invested in the proceedings. And to make things worse, after doing everything — stylish beard, coolers, trendy shirts to punch dialogue (Senjuduven) and devil-may-care swagger — project his hero, the director fails to provide him with strong adversaries. A hero is only as good as his villain, and the villains here are hardly intimidating. Both Vijay Yesudas (playing a character that is this film's equivalent of Virgil Sollozzo in The Godfather) and Mime Gopi are lightweights in underwritten roles, and never for a moment do we see them as a real threat to the hero. But, Maari is no Anjaan (another recent film that had a star playing a don but fizzled out after building up its hero), though, at times, it does come dangerously close. There are some quirky touches that suggest some spark, though they are definitely not enough for the film to catch fire. The best scene — Maari reclaiming his turf — is pure masala movie moment, and a nice update on the scene in Baasha where every don comes and kisses Rajinikanth's hand. The villain's henchmen arrive at the market to collect the dues from the shopkeepers and Maari, who is unperturbed by them, coolly sits with feet up on a table and throws crackers around, making them jittery. And realizing who is in charge, one by one, the people of the place come and place their money on Maari's table. It is a quietly punchy scene and what the film needed is more scenes such as this one. But what we get are scenes that promise us something impactful but end up as underwhelming. Take the scene where Bird Ravi is left to lick his wounds after Maari refuses to pay him any due. We think he is going to plan something big to cut down Maari to size but instead, all we get is him whining to Arjun. Even the romantic track isn't lazily done, though it does follow the Tamil cinema template of an educated, pretty girl falling for a crude but goodhearted ruffian. Just as we roll our eyes when Sridevi (Kajal) begins to woo Maari after he helps her out in a financial transaction, Balaji Mohan introduces a twist into this and we are surprised. If only had he done such things throughout the film, we would have got the quirky mass masala movie that we were promised in the trailer.


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