Production: J.P. Kumar, D.Y. Choudary
Direction: Prabhu Solomon
Star-casts: Aravindhan, Charmi, Kota Srinivasa Rao a
Prabhu Solomon has been one such filmmaker who’s so concerned for making exceptional flicks. Of course, though you’ve him brimming with cliched plotlines, the making style is so stunning and that’s evident with his ‘Kokki‘ and ‘Lee‘. So, how does he deal with Laadam?? The same efforts has been spelled by the filmmaker. Prabhu Solomon brims with an extraordinary plotline of a bold attempt, one can say. But that’s unconvincing in the latter half as the screenplay struggles with more predictable parts.
The film is all about a youngster who is entangled into serious consequences that leads him accidentally into the clutches of deadly gangsters. Indeed, he has now to save himself from their clutches that he isn’t involved with them in any way. That’s what we call fate?
So, on the whole it’s a modernized version of games ‘Hide and Seek’ – ‘Tom and Jerry’ and whatever you would like label it.
Aravindan comes to Chennai seeking for a job. Accidentally, he is held as a hit-man by a gangster (Kota Srinivasa Rao) to bump of his deadliest enemy who killed his son. Would a software engineer able to accomplish this task? Never, he in turn is shattered to death and buried. The captured video clipping of this incident is sent to Kota Srinivasa Rao himself and Charmi on the parallel tracks strides with her own intentions. What’s the connection between these characters? Is there something mysterious behind Aravindan’s death and what does Charmi got to do with it? With so many questions, get to watch the film that middles in the latter half.
The film is perfect in terms of narration and plot in the first half. Of course, during the intermission part, you feel so excited about what’s gonna happen next. But it’s completely deteriorating everyone’s expectation in the second half with a clichéd screenplay. Aravindan doesn’t attempt anything new and that’s not a good start for him. Charmi tries out something different, but the director depicting in a dissimilar characterization is eventually more ridiculous. Kota Srinivasa Ro is extraordinary in terms of performance.
Musical score by Dharan is average and songs aren’t really captivating.
On the whole, it’s a good approach by Prabhu Solomon that would’ve been nicer if he furthermore focused on scripting offering more twists and turns.