Cast: Siva Karthikeyan, Oviya, “Pakkada” Pandian
Director Pandiraj has managed to weave out his magic once again. The “Pasanga” director delivers with his second movie that is as fresh as his first with an unpredictable screenplay.
The movie deals with the lives of many different people at the Marina. It starts with a child migrating to Chennai in search of better opportunities. He becomes, with some difficulty, friends with the other children and people around the Marina beach. The old man at the beach manages to touch your emotional side with his story.
Senthil Nathan (Siva Karthikeyan) tries a lot of tricks to impress Swapnasundari (Oviya) with the help of his friend. The underlying theme of the movie is the need for education for the children who earn their livelihood at the beach.
The movie, though entertaining, lacks a good plot. The screenplay is too slow. The regular movie-goers may find it slighty endearing. The dialogue manages to keep the viewers entertained. The dialogue is well written and chirpy. Oviya looks good onscreen and is a contrast to the village belle she played in “Kalavani”.
The much awaited debutant Siva Karthikeyan does not fail to impress; in fact, he manages to keep the viewers in splits even in his limited screen space.
Bottomline: “Marina' is a feel-good movie being a career launcher for many. Director Pandiraj has proved his mettle again and has cemented his place in the film industry as one of the trend-setting directors.