Simbu’s The Life of Muthu Telugu Movie Review & Ratings | Hit or Flop?

Simbu’s The Life of Muthu Movie Review: We haven’t seen TR’s Silambarasan As Simbu, a prominent Telugu actor, in quite some time. Even yet, Sonyliv dubbed his most recent picture, Maanadu, into Telugu, and it was well welcomed. But after a long hiatus, Simbu is back with a promising new movie: The Life of Muthu, a Tamil dub of S. Shankar’s Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu. Mr. S. Rajamouli. Today, September 15, 2022, the film was released, so without further ado, let’s begin the review and see if it’s worth your time.

Simbu's The Life of Muthu Movie Review


Muthu (Silambarasan TR), a man from a lower caste, and his mother go to Mumbai, where Muthu struggles with his own sense of who he is. His life seems to be going swimmingly until one fateful night when he witnesses a murder while working as a waiter at a local restaurant. After that, everything in his life changes, and he starts dealing drugs. Finally, what turned him into a criminal? The story continues by detailing Muthu’s journeys.

Cast & Crew

Silambarasan, Siddhi Idnani, Raadhika Sarathkumar, Siddique, Neeraj Madhav, and Angelina Abraham all had roles in the film. Gautham Vasudev Menon helmed the project, with cinematography by Siddhartha Nun, score by A.R. Rahman, and production by Ishari K. Ganesh under the Vels Film International banner.

Movie Name The Life of Muthu
Director Gautham Vasudev Menon
Music Director A.R.Rahman
Producer Ishari K. Ganesh
Genre Action Drama
Cast Silambarasan, Siddhi Idnani, Raadhika Sarathkumar, Siddique, Neeraj Madhav, Angelina Abraham
Cinematography Siddhartha Nun

Movie Verdict

The success of the original “Godfather” film has inspired numerous adaptations in a wide variety of languages. We have seen this kind of story structure before, especially in mafia films, and it isn’t unique to The Life of Muthu: A Journey of Muthu. However, what has made many of these films blockbusters and unforgettable is their superb character designs, and this picture unmistakably offers a cast of people who are intertwined from the get-go. Despite having a formulaic story, the film is nonetheless enjoyable thanks to the protagonist.

The first few minutes of the film introduce Muthu, a gangster, in a fascinating way. The story continues as it follows Muthu through his early years, which seem to linger at first but pick up speed once he arrives in Mumbai. The love narrative is the film’s worst flaw, adding nothing to the story but possibly pleasing Gautham Vasudevan Menon devotees. In the film, we see him go from a young man in Mumbai struggling to make ends meet to an adult committing heinous crimes.

The film’s overall Tamil flavor should help it do well at the box office, but it could fall flat in Telugu due to a lack of powerful feelings and nonsensical dubbing, especially in the voice-over script.

Siddhi Idnani was impressed with her beauty despite having little screen time, Radhika Sarath Kumar showed her chops as Muthu’s mother, and the rest of the cast did a fantastic job. We should all acknowledge how great Simbu is as Muthu.

The Life of Muthu will contribute to the success of the trio consisting of Simbu, Gautham Vasudev, and A.R. Rahman. For once, Gautham Vasudev Menon chose a topic that wasn’t related to love stories or police dramas, and he succeeded in keeping the audience interested all the way through.

The technical aspects of The Life of Muthu are superb. A.R. Rahman, as usual, does a fantastic job of elevating a lot of scenes with his background score, and the film’s cinematography, by Siddhartha Nun, is one of its greatest strengths. Similarly, impressive work was done by several other technological departments.

A diverse group of viewers can find enjoyment in The Life of Muthu, an excellent gangster drama.

Plus Points: 

Strong Characterizations



Minus Points:

Thin Storyline

Lack of Emotions

Rating: 3/5

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