Kanaa Movie Review
|Music||Dhibu Ninan Thomas|
|Production company||Sivakarthikeyan Productions|
|Running Time||145 mins|
|Release Date||21st December 2018|
The film opens with a mob attack on the cricket ground, where we find everyone combating. Followed by some attempted humour dialogues, we have a dim-witted cop (Munishkanth), who gets to know the entire back story that was followed by onwards this event. The girl is Kausalya, who saw her farmer-dad weeping over the terrible defeat of Indian Cricket Team. This instigates in her the need to become a cricketer and bring honour to her family. The film proceeds well with the equal mix of humour, emotions and sentiments, but everything is till the intermission. The aftermath sequences in the second hour offer nothing but a much predictable and stereotypical treatment.
The aftermath sequences in the second hour offer nothing but a much predictable and stereotypical treatment
Moreover, the sports based films like Irudhi Suttru haven’t dealt only with the physical elements, but some mind games too, which are even considered as special highlights. However, in Kanaa, while we might expect the entry of Sivakarthikeyan to bring such stuffs, we don’t get anything exceptional…
Even the entry of Sivakarthikeyan seems to be well tailored for applause in theatres. The characterization of Siva is really appreciable, but then Arunraja Kamaraj could have tried making it more substantial. Even when it comes to the characterization of Aishwarya Rajesh, Sathyaraj and others, there are few contradictory attributes. Aishwarya Rajesh is seen as a vigorous and aspiring cricketer, but we don’t see much in her sportswoman skills, except for the spin bowling that Aishwarya Rajesh has really strived to achieve. The initial moments involving the child character of Kausalya is really appreciable. Just like Gowri made the task of Trisha easier as Jaanu in ‘96’.
What should have been a complete sports-based film fails to be so as the focus keeps shifting into the agriculture problems
By the climax, we see that Aishwarya Rajesh delivers a speech at the presentation ceremony that is about the agriculture issues. Yes, they will definitely win applause in theatres for the sensitive ones in accordance to the ‘Mob Psychology’ in theatres. But then, this actually becomes the problem, where in one scene we see Aishwarya Rajesh struggling through lots of issues to make into World Cup Squad and then her father Sathyaraj facing the terrible crisis. The scene where Bank Officer behaves like ‘Kandhu Vaddi’ person is too ridiculous and there is no logic in it. Certain elements like this should have been logically corrected by Arunraja Kamaraj.
On the whole, Kanaa has certain moments that absolutely gains our attention and in some places, appreciations too. But what should have been a complete sports-based film fails to be so as the focus keeps shifting into the agriculture problems.