Kadaikutty Singam Movie Review
Priya Bhavani Shankar
|Production company||2D Entertainment|
|Running Time||147 mins|
|Release Date||13th July 2018|
When was the last time we saw an appealing family entertainer, which had its impact to a greater degree? Well, films like Anandham and Suriya Vamsam had us completely imbibed to the emotional family stories. Filmmaker Pandiraj has been delivering some of such spell through his directorial venture that started off with Pasanga. In Kadaikutty Singam, he handles a much simple story, but family stories aren’t as simple as we think. It has lots of conflicts involving relationships and values. Karthi plays the youngest son Guna Singam to Rana Singam (Sathyaraj). He is the well pampered man of his family with 5 elder sisters and more cousins. His cousin girls (Priya Bhavani Shankar and Arthana) have an unconditional love and want to marry him. Things take a little turn, when he falls in love with Kannukiniyaal (Sayyeshaa).
The first half of this film proceeds with a much engrossing note, where we can find lots of entertaining elements. The establishment of characters, conflicts that open up by the time of intermission, the hilarious episodes of Soori followed by couple of songs by D Imman make an impressive spell. Post-intermission, the drama travels into a different zone, where the emotional outbursts among the characters occur. Director Pandiraj doesn’t miss out any characters at an ease. Every character has unique characteristics and they are very well exhibited by the actors. Be it Safari suit Sriman or the blatantly talkative Ilavarasu, they are very well done. Viji Chandrashekar proves yet again of her genius act, particularly during the final moments. Priya Bhavani Shankar looks apt for the role, but she has to develop much more proficiency with thorough involvement as a performer. Arthana doesn’t get more scope, but is befittingly good for her character. Mounika, Bhanupriya, Yuvarani, Indumathi and Deepa have given their best.
At this point of career, where Sathyaraj is seen in powerful roles, he underplays out here in many sequences. Just watch out for some of the scenes, where he conveys more through smile and eye expressions. Soori always has a special escalation in humour in contrast to mediocre ones in few movies. It might be due to the projection by Pandiraj and over here, he has it all scored well. Sayyeshaa is like ‘Pick the odd one out’ for her skin complexion and looks are completely North Indian. Nevertheless, she tries to offer the realistic shades to her role. Finally, it’s Karthi who needs special mention for his selection of scripts. He sheds down the images earned through erstwhile movies and is seen as an ordinary next door boy avatar. He has improvised a lot in stunts too. His ability to convey emotions is the top-pick.
Musical score by D Imman is good, but he could have focussed a little well upon BGM. Cinematography by Velraj is as usual in colourful mode. The second half slightly starts offering us a ‘Mega Serial’ impact. Also, Pandiraj could have emphasised more establishments for father-son relationship. He had done it unconditionally through Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga. Yes, nothing is to blamed here. The dialogues involving farmers and agriculture seem to be intentionally thrust in few places.
Overall, Kadaikutty Singam offers a decent note of entertainment to the family audiences.