Cast: Namitha, Raja, Meera Chopra, Vadivelu, Nila, Kota, Riyaz Khan, Jyothilakshmi, Bala Singh, Alex and others
Banner:Murali Cine Arts
Date of Released:October 17th, 2009
'Jagan Mohini' is directed by N.K.Vishwanathan, and he has come up with the remake theme but by no means
is the narrative or the presentation good. And said that he is aware of the expectation which has hit a feverish
pitch with the D-day of the release nearing.
Set on the stage of mythology, the story begins with the announcement of engagement between prince
Jagan Prathap (raja) with princess Jayanthi (meera chopra/nila) and when the entire kingdom is ready to
rejoice, terror strikes in the form of a water cyclone that destroys the major part of the kingdom. That happens
to be the water devil Jaganmohini (Namitha) which comes to seek revenge. However, the sorcerer (kota)
manages to hold it through his spell and controls it. The flashback shows that Mohini (namitha) is from a
fisherman's family and her island is visited by the prince sometime back and both fall in love. Just when
everything looks set, the prince's father, the King, doesn't want a girl from a fisherman's family and so he
sends his troops and kills Mohini. Now, she is out seeking revenge and also to have the prince for herself.
What happens from there forms the rest of the story.
Raja looks dull as usual and he looks like a small boy in front of Namitha, she is all over the screen and it must
be said that she is looking totally out of shape though she has oozed a lot of glamour and skin show. Meera
Chopra was the saving grace with her beauty, Kota was standard, Riyaz Khan was regular, Alex was normal,
Jyothilakshmi was brief, Bala Singh was plain, the others didn't have much to offer.
'Jagan Mohini' music is scored by Ilayaraja and the impact of the songs are seen as a major plus of the
movie. We know that the maestro even made a trip to Hungary to get the special effects for the background
score, showing the importance he gave for this movie.
Verdict : Good