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‘Mahaan’ movie review: Vikram shines in this ambitious but overstuffed gangster epic 

The Hindu | 10/02/2022 12:58 PM | Click to read full article

By now, there are a few things we have come to expect in a Karthik Subbaraj film – sorry, ‘A Karthik Subbaraj padam’. A fairly popular old song that kind of fits the film’s narrative; a smattering of Rajinikanth movie references; a character named Michael; a cameo by Subbaraj’s father, Gajaraj… what else?

These tropes and motifs can be viewed as signatures of an auteur or as repetitions that get a bit tiresome. In Mahaan , you have mixed feelings about it.