Moodar Koodam (English: Fools Gathering) is a 2013 Tamil neo-noir musical black comedy film written, produced and directed by debutante director Naveen. The film stars the director himself alongside newcomers Sendrayan, Rajaji and Kuberan. Oviya, Anupama Kumar and Jayaprakash play other pivotal roles.
Four penniless, down-and-out youngsters plan to rob the house of a wealthy businessman believing that the family is out on a pilgrimage. But when they break into the house, nothing goes as planned: the family has not left, the businessman is bankrupt, and there is no money or valuables in the house. Suspecting the businessman has hidden his wealth, they take the family hostage and linger on, trying to find the money. Soon a variety of characters congregate to the house, complicating the mess the four youngsters are already in.
I was into the movie without much expectations but voilà! This is indeed a different and excellent attempt in Tamizh Cinema. Movies like this actually rise the standards of cinema to another level. The Characters and their detailing is what I liked the most. You don’t see this often in Indian cinema where one character appears suddenly and vanishes.
Director Naveen must be appreciated for his sharp dialogs and the way he delivered those dialogs is simply very realistic showing the urge and need of the low class people.
Centraayan character is the trump-card here as it adds the much needed laughout-humor content into this movie. Watch out for that. The lighting effect for the whole movie was handled for the black comedy essence which was a great success, kudos to cinematographer.