Maayavan ★★★

exemplary b movie conceit - that opening section, where cop chases thief and stumbles on horrible murder by accident that opens up to massive mabusian conspiracy, is brilliant - that never really grasps the full potential of its weird ideas, and there is one major plot hole (how does he get the victims to lab in the first place!) that almost sinks the entire film. but this is great "what happens next?" filmmaking for all that, an ideal let's get takeout and watch on a tuesday night sort of thing.