Mapla Singam is a painfully old-fashioned village drama churned out in the name of full-fledged comedy entertainer. This is not the first time Vemal plays a happy-go-lucky unemployed youngster and this is not the first time Anjali gets to fall in love with someone for no reason.
Director Rajasekar has attempted to expose the taboos in the hinterlands related to inter-caste marriages in a lightweight comedy drama. But the screenplay is too clichéd with done-to-death character arcs that will put your patience to test. The comedy staged by Soori in the form of one-liners and body shaming works very rarely. It is the entourage of Singamuthu, Chinna Swamy that leave the audience in splits then and there.
Vemal as usual sleepwalks through his role which is similar to most of the rural entertainers he has featured in including his recent outing Anjala. Despite a strong character for Anjali who plays the female lead, we have seen her before in more such roles and it makes the character very predictable.