Kavan Movie Review
Writer & Director : K.V Anand
Producer : Kalpathi S. Aghoram, Kalpathi S. Ganesh, Kalpathi S. Suresh
Cast : Vijay Sethupathi, T. Rajender, Vikranth, Madonna Sebastian
Music : Hiphop Tamizha
Cinematography : Abinandhan Ramanujam
Editor : Anthony
Production company : AGS Entertainment
Running Time : 160 mins
KV Anand’s erstwhile experience as a photo journalist keeps him very much adjoined to his inspirations over the celluloid journey as well. Following the grand success of ‘Ko’, this is loosely based on the Hollywood movie ‘State of Play, the filmmaker bounces back with yet another media based corporate thriller… Unlike Ko, which blatantly called upon the prominence of youth power in media and politics, this one throws much light into the existing reality of TV channels and what’s the real drama behind the scenes.
Vijay Sethupathi and Madonna Sebastian have been in love during their college days, but finally end with a breakup. Years later, both are bounded to work in the same satellite channel headed by Akashdeep Saigal. The owner is completely confined to the materialistic and profitable gains whereas Vijay Sethupathi, Madonna and their bunch of colleagues are completely occupied with honest and social awareness. On a particular issue involving the youth protest headed by Vikranth and his girlfriend, a fraudulent politician (Bose Venkat) physically molests the later and claims her to be a mentally challenged girl. While Vikranth is furthermore cornered for his rightful acts, it’s up to the youngsters in the media TV channel to break the walls and come out to fight for them.
When it comes to performances, everyone in the star-cast has done a remarkable job. To start off with, Vijay Sethupathi needs special appreciation for choosing a script that doesn’t play him in a full-fledged lead role, but has equally powerful characterizations sketched for T Rajendran, Vikranth and Akashdeep Saigal. Especially, the actor from ‘Ayan’ playing a baddie here again expresses an absolute performance. You will never see him getting infuriated like routine Tamil cinema villains and he maintains his coolness even during his culminating situation by the end. Vikranth gets a stunning role to perform. Madonna Sebastian has improvised a lot on her acting and she makes every shot worthy of getting appreciations. Bose Venkat has made a stellar show out here.
On the narrative front, the first hour has establishment of media world on what’s really happening behind the scenes. But the actual story gets very much into the play only by the point of intermission. By the second hour, the story gets more gripping and the 20 minutes of climax act is very well staged.
When it comes to the technical part, it’s a huge disappointment from Hip Hop Tamizha and he has to really work better for all his composing are in the same pattern and it makes no difference. Cinematography and editing offer their best support to the screenplay.
Kavan Movie Review
Verdict : Kavan pulls off the right pace with stellar performances and brilliant narration