Kavalai Vendam Movie Review
Direction & Writer : Deekay
Producer : Elred Kumar
Cast : Jiiva, Kajal Aggarwal, Bobby Simha, Sunaina
Music : Leon James
Cinematography : Abinandhan Ramanujam
Editor : T. S. Suresh
Production company : RS Infotainment
Running Time : 137 mins
‘There’s a life after love failure’, ‘Life’s always happy and there is no need to worry’ and many more tag lines were uttered by the makers prompting us to believe ‘Kavalai Vendam’ is a feel-good movie. As the show begins, you do realize that’s quite an enjoyable tale, where the narration by Kajal Aggarwal travelling back in flashes with her yet to be divorced husband (Jiiva) turns to be hilarious treat. But sooner as the intermission arrives, Deekay struggles to push the story ahead and what you believe is going to be an emotional sequence suddenly becomes a ridiculous funny episode. Say for instance, we see Mayilsamy revealing the emotional hidden truth to son Jiiva about his mother, who is told to have eloped with someone during his age of 3. But then the truthful emotions try to capture you with moistening eyes, which suddenly gets ruined by the step mother (Madhumitha) comedy. It’s okay that a film which is reported to be a feel-good Rom-Com would have an equal mix of fun and emotions, but Deekay seems to have gone over-experimental by mixing them in every scene .What you think would be emotional becomes humour and vice versa.
Deekay seems to have gone over-experimental by mixing them in every scene
Nothing to blame about the storyline though it’s almost like an onionskin… Jiiva and Kajal Aggarwal have been childhood friends and they decide to get married only to part ways on the same night. The reason justified by the protagonist is almost like a ‘Kattradhu Tamizh’ Jiiva mode, where he claims, “One who fights at Ration shop is a rightful man and the one confronting the same fraudulent deed in wine shop is useless. Jokes apart! Kajal decides to marry someone of her dream sketch and he is none other than Bobby Simha and here we have Sunaina, a close friend solacing Jiiva. It’s about these characters how their lives change after bumping into each other.
Except the fact that RJ Balaji consistently keeps tickling your funny ribs, there is nothing much that would definitely offer you entertainer
The biggest problem with Kavalai Vendam is that the characters are not nurtured with justifications. Except the fact that RJ Balaji consistently keeps tickling your funny ribs, there is nothing much that would definitely offer you entertainer. Few sequences like Jiiva kicking off the alarm clock are tailor made for him and his usual slang of local boy with rich backdrop is yet another highlight. Kajal Aggarwal has tried to offer her best throughout the film and it looks obvious that she has breathed more life into the role. During the initial stages of film, Sunaina looks promising with her characterization and her conflicting dialogues with Kajal Aggarwal are boldly captivating.
Cinematography and musical quotients are the biggest plus and they offer a lot of richness to the tale. Their magical essence even eclipses few flaws like shooting major portions in Chennai and showcasing it as Ooty.
For the boys, who love certain cheeky jokes and independent fun-loving characterization of Jiiva, the film would definitely push you up with invigorations, but when we see this film on whole from the narrative aspect, it slightly stumbles up with weak characterizations and in justifying emotions.
Kavalai Vendam Movie Review
- Our Rating
Kavalai Vendam : Just forget about logics and drama, you’ll enjoy the moments in Kavalai Vendam