The Life of Muthu Movie Review & Ratings | Hit or Flop?

Simbu’s The Life of Muthu Movie Review: TR’s Silambarasan As Simbu is a well-known actor in Telugu, but we haven’t seen him in the last few years. Nevertheless, his most recent movie, Maanadu, was well received, and Sonyliv dubbed it in Telugu. However, after a long absence, Simbu is returning with an intriguing movie titled The Life of Muthu, which is a Tamil-dubbed Telugu film titled Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu and is directed by Well, the movie was finally released today, September 15, 2022, so without further ado, let’s get started on the detailed review and see if it’s worth seeing.

Simbu's The Life of Muthu Movie Review


A lower caste man named Muthu (Silambarasan TR) moves to the city of Mumbai with his mother, where he begins to struggle for his identity. Eventually, he secures employment as a waiter in a restaurant, and everything was going well until he witnesses a murder in the establishment. From that point on, his life changes and he turns into a gangster. And lastly, how did he become a gangster? The rest of the story reveals Muthu’s travels.

Cast & Crew

The movie stars Silambarasan, Siddhi Idnani, Raadhika Sarathkumar, Siddique, Neeraj Madhav, and Angelina Abraham. It is directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon, with Siddhartha Nun handling the cinematography, A.R. Rahman handling the music, and Ishari K. Ganesh serving as producer under the Vels Film International banner.

Movie NameThe Life of Muthu
DirectorGautham Vasudev Menon
Music DirectorA.R.Rahman
ProducerIshari K. Ganesh
Genre Action Drama
CastSilambarasan, Siddhi Idnani, Raadhika Sarathkumar, Siddique, Neeraj Madhav, Angelina Abraham
CinematographySiddhartha Nun

Movie Verdict

Using the “Godfather” film as a model, numerous films have been produced in all languages. The Life of Muthu is a Journey of Muthu, and we have seen many movies with this plot structure, especially gangster movies. However, what has distinguished a select few of these movies as blockbusters and memorable is their strong character designs, and this movie unquestionably has a string of characters that connect from the start. The character makes the movie watchable even though the plot is predictable.

The movie begins intriguingly by introducing Muthu as a mobster. The later tale takes you to Muthu’s early years, which at first drag a little but pick up as Muthu enters Mumbai. The movie has certain problems, and the primary one is the love track, which does little to advance the plot but may appeal to fans of Gautham Vasudev Menon. The movie shows how he struggled in the beginning in Mumbai and how, in the end, he became a vicious gangster.

The movie might be successful in Tamil because the entire thing has a Tamil flavor, but Telugu viewers might not connect with it because of the lack of powerful emotions and non-sinc dubbing, especially in the voice-over script.

Although Siddhi Idnani has less screen presence, she made an impression with her beauty, Radhika Sarath Kumar showed her experience as Muthu’s mother, and the rest of the ensemble performed admirably. Simbu is just fantastic as Muthu, and we should applaud his change.

The trio of Simbu, Gautham Vasudev, and A.R. Rahman has a successful track record, and now The Life of Muthu is going to add to their successful track record. Gautham Vasudev Menon is an expert in making love stories and police backdrop films, but for the first time he chose a different subject and he succeeded in engaging the audience throughout the film. The Life of Muthu is excellent technically. One of the film’s greatest strengths is Siddhartha Nun’s cinematography;

everything from the shot composition to the color grading looks fantastic, and A.R. Rahman, as always, does a fantastic job of elevating several sequences with his background score. The other technical departments also did a good job.

The Life of Muthu is an excellent gangster drama that may be enjoyed by a variety of viewers as a whole.

Plus Points: 

Strong Characterizations



Minus Points:

Thin Storyline

Lack of Emotions

Rating: 3/5

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