Kolamaavu Kokila Movie Review
|Production company||Lyca Productions|
|Running Time||140 mins|
|Release Date||17th August 2018|
The circumstantial urge to push oneself out of the troubled waters, the process where the feeble becomes stronger has been the structure of a thriller. In this Dark comedy thriller ‘Kolamaavu Kokila’, such instances are very well presented by filmmaker Nelson. But far does he manage to keep the audiences engrossed?
Kokila is wedged between deplorable situations as a breadwinner for the family albeit her ATM security guard father. Things are furthermore complicated, when her mother is diagnosed with Lung cancer. With her counting the days, Kokila desperately hunts for financial help and that’s when her accidental meet with uninvited characters changes her course of life forever.
A completely unexpected changeover in the characterization of Nayanthara, where it encompasses both mass and stylish elements
Filmmaker Nelson owns a unique style of storytelling, which holds audiences intact and completely in enjoyable engagement. As a matter of fact, the first half involving a-80min run is so much appreciable with the establishment of characters and the craft of slowly building the conflicts. Of course, the peak of attraction is the intermission. A completely unexpected changeover in the characterization of Nayanthara, where it encompasses both mass and stylish elements… Accordingly, you start expecting a lot over the second hour, only to get yourselves presented with a slow-paced dragging drama. In spite of second hour being just 60 minutes, what we expected as a racy thriller with humour element to end up fine turns out to be a stretched one. Moreover, the story stumbles halfway through and stagnated without any progressions.
Yogi Babu appears as saviour of the ship in many places alongside Anbuthasan
The only thing we find is that double crossings of the same pattern happening, where even the twists don’t really excite you. Except for the comedic approach of Yogi Babu and Anbuthasan, it remains mediocre. Hareesh Peradi gets an ordinary role and so are the other characters. In particular, the characterization of Saravanan as police officer should have been much more powerful on par to the female protagonist, but it is reduced to nothing by the end. Saranya Ponvannan delivers a right spell, but her characterization to looks so vague. Jacqueline is good with her performance. Yogi Babu appears as saviour of the ship in many places alongside Anbuthasan. The actor in the role of Tony is yet another highlight for his consistent hilarious spell.
Anirudh’s BGM has its impact in many places and all the songs occur as BGM itself as they are montage ones. Cinematography and art department comes congruous with its treatment of colour and shades.
On the whole, Kolamaavu Kokila takes off well with a package of humour, emotions and raciness, but somewhere in the middle has the momentum dropped. But it would be a time pass movie for audiences, who watch it without any expectations.
Kolamaavu Kokila Movie Review
- Our Rating
Verdict: Good as it gets started and ends up on a middling note