Kandathum Kanathathum

Script lacks cohesion.

Published: 19th May 2012 12:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd June 2012 10:27 PM   |  A+A-

'Kandathum Kanathathum' (Tamil)
Director: Seelan
Cast: Vikash, Swasika, Suri, Bans, R Sunderrajan

Debuting as a director, Seelan, in 'Kandatham Kanadhathum', weaves his script around a youth whose one thoughtless act alienates him from his near ones. Overwhelmed by his guilt and regret as his beloved too refuses to give him a second chance, the youngster then goes into a state of depression.

Vikash, a film old, handles his role with fair competence, his pleasant looks is a plus here. The earlier scenes of his attraction towards Swasika and the blossoming of their love in the college campus follows the usual routine.

The turn in the plot comes when Vikash’s sexually aggressive action takes away his girl completely from him. A crucial incident in the film, it could have been handled in a more believable manner. The script lacks clarity and cohesion at many places.

Vikash’s interest in novels, and his being completely immersed and involved in the happenings in the story, is revealed in the opening scene. But this trait of his, when brought in at a later stage to defend his obnoxious act, seems bizarre and lacks conviction.

The character of Guna, a rowdy and Vikash’s new found friend, is colourful. But it gets more footage than warrants , particularly towards the end. Parotta Suri’s antics barely get any laugh. The finale signifying both death and a new beginning is an appreciable one.

Also on the positive is the film’s viewing time which is just about 115 minutes. The knot had the potential to turn into an engaging meaningful entertainer. But the inexperience of the debutant maker and his inability to lend conviction to crucial scenes in the plot comes as a stumbling block.


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