Production: K Creations
Direction: K.R. Vishwa
Star-casts: Krishna Kumar, Ajay, Roshan, Srishti Thange , Amritha, Natchatra, Vijaya Gopal, Kashish Kapoor, Prakash Raj and others
Music: A.R. Rehana
Background Score: Thaman
It’s time to experience some innovative themes blooming up. Maybe, for those completely fed-up with prototyped potboilers making its way on every Fridays, ‘Kaadhalaagi’ shows up as a special surprise. Newcomer K.R. Vishwa kick-starts his debut directorial with a rhetorically creative writing seems to have been inspired from Hollywood’s ‘Illusionist’ with Ed Norton in lead role…
To make it simple, reading this synopsis wouldn’t be an appealing factor as it has a normal storyline. Perhaps, revealing the suspense factors would act as a spoiler.
The film is about group of friends destined for a train journey coming across a stranger (Prakash Raj). Just as it take a long time for their arrival, they start shooting the breeze together sharing their past life experiences. The flashback centralizes on the love story between Thyagu (Krishna Kumar) – a Slumdog falling love with Nandini (Srishti Thange), from high caste community. Her elder brother Raja Rajashekaran (Vijaya Gopal) is a stubborn man with passion for his community and is dead against other castes.
Don’t expect this to be other village based romantic cults set against the backdrops of religious, caste and community clashes.
It’s completely different as the penultimate sequences keep you on edge of seats.
Just make a note of it – the film’s protagonist is a magician and he has his own plans and the characters traveling by train have a special surprise from the person, whom they wouldn’t have anticipated for.
Director K.R. Vishwa seems to have done a magnificent ground work, much specifically on screenplay.
The unexpected twists in the tale takes us in surprise, but also gets belittled with logics missing out at few points. Not an issue, it’s good to experience such unique concepts in Kollywood.
The best one to stand out with surpassing excellence is Prakash Raj and Kashish Kapoor. The newcomers have done their best while it could have been a better show if they had rehearsed before standing the lens. Dialogues by C.P. Narayanan are average and Vishwa should have cut down those illogical factors.
Wide Angle Ravishankar’s camera isn’t up to the mark and the musical score while couple of melodies has got a good style including the choreography by Pony Verma.
Hope, the actors of main leagues do sign such scripts as it would have received good welcome amongst the audiences.
As of now, the film will have its regards from the audiences, who are really looking out for serious cinema that departs far away from the clichéd films.
What works: Basic plot, screenplay, Prakash Raj, climax
What doesn’t work: Comedy, duration, some logics missing and few others