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Kattradhu Kalavu Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Saturday, May 29, 2010 • Tamil ]
Kattradhu Kalavu Review
Krishna Kulasekaran, Vijayalakshmi
Balaji Devi Prasad
Pattiyal Sekar
Paul J

After an average outing in 'Alibaba', Krishna (brother of director Vishnuvardhan) is out with 'Kattaradhu Kalavu', which is about a conman, who faces stiff challenges in his life once he reforms.

Written and directed by debutant Balaji Devi Prasad, the movie has a pacy screenplay and crisp dialogues. It is a simple film with enough commercial elements to enthuse audience. However a lengthy latter half and scenes defying logic are the movie's eye-sore.

Krishna has come a long way from 'Alibaba'. He is the pillar around whom the whole movie revolves. He flexes his muscles and romances Vijayalakshmi. As a crazy conman, he comes in different get-ups.

Besides, there are enough artistes including Sampath Raj (who does a Prakash Raj), Santhana Bharathi, choreographer Kalyan and V M C Haneefa among others in the cast.

Krishna (Krishna) and Krishnaveni (Vijayalakshmi) come to Rameswaram and get married in the temple. Soon after their wedding, they are chased by a police team led by top cop (Kalyan) from Delhi.

They are given refuge by a flower vendor (Sampath Raj). After reaching his house, they come to know that he is a police officer with the State government. He threatens them to divulge details of their past.

Cut to flashback, it is revealed that Krishna, cheated by a banker (Santhana Bharathi) decides to earn money by cheating people. He comes across Krishnaveni, who wants to become an air-hostess, but could not achieve her ambitions.

Both make money only to realise that they are in love. Meanwhile, they hatch a conspiracy and con a Union Minister (Haneefa) and take away money from him threatening that they have video tapes of his shady dealings.

As a result, a police team from New Delhi and another from the State government are behind them. How the couple manages to escape and achieve their ambition to lead a happy life thereafter is the climax.

Krishna is tailor-made for the role, while Vijayalakshmi is okay. Sampath Raj is the revelation in the film. He does his part well delivering a decent performance. Kalyan disappoints with his one-dimensional output.

Paul J's music is average and the title song in the form of rap is energetic. Neerav Shah's cinematography is the highlight of the movie. His lens captures the spiritual town of Rameswaram well. Produced by 'Pattiyal' Shekar and Chehak Kapoor, the movie promises aplenty as it begins. But delivers them in parts.

Rating: 0 / 5.0

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