Kadaikutty Singam Movie Review
Karthi, Sayyeshaa starrer Kadaikutty Singam doesn’t bring forth a new-fangled dimension to Tamil cinema through ‘Family’ genre. As a matter of fact, it’s a story that is hackneyed with a very much familiar treatment that we have already seen in many Tamil movies. But irrespective of numerous watching experiences, we are always unconditionally attracted to the film that speaks about emotional relationships, especially within the family. In this film, Pandiraj has handled this as the basic backdrop, where the relationships and affinity among the family members are tested.
Guna Singam (Karthi) is born after 5 elder sisters to Rana Singam (Sathyaraj) and he is the favourite of not alone his family, but his cousin girls too (Priya Bhavani Shankar and Arthana). Ennobled as the most celebrated organic farmer, he is an inspiration to many in and around his village. The family bonding of Karthi falls into a pit of desolation and separation when he falls in love with Kannukiniyaal (Sayyeshaa).
Splitting the analysis into first and second half
The first hour takes a swift of decent engagement, where the scenes are enjoyable with fun and raciness… In contrast, things get complex with over-emotional dosage in the second half. Yes, family entertainers cannot run dearth of such ingredients, but here it turns out to be huge. After a certain point of time, we start feeling as though watching a Mega-serial that never fails to wrench our hearts with lamentations and miseries. But by the end of show, we can walk back home with some decent experience.
There seems to be few things missing out in the film, especially the connectivity between scenes. Pandiraj has tried imparting multiple layers – Farming, Honour Killing, Family Drama. There is nothing wrong about amalgamating them all together, but the focus seems to be shifting here and there. Especially, from a versatile filmmaker like Pandiraj, we don’t find why a clean-shaven man throughout the film has beard at wedding ceremony (Connectivity for the next film? But that’s not justifying right). We don’t mean to say this as a negative, but there are few such instances that Pandiraj should have focussed upon. We get to see all the characters praising the protagonist‘s character, but there could have been a back story, which would have easily got us more attached to him. But Pandiraj needs special mention for his fantabulous dialogues. In many places, it keeps receiving applause.
On the performance level
Everyone in the star-cast has imparted their best spell. Be it Karthi, Sathyaraj or even the miniscule character of an old nanny, they justify their roles, except for the North Indian girl Sayyeshaa, who is unacceptable as a Tamil belle.
BGM serves as a major ingredient in enhancing the emotions and Velraj’s cinematography is good.
If you’re looking out for the flip side, it’s the dragging second half. By the point of intermission, we hear Karthi say that he has to now handle both Mahabharatha and Ramayanam, which gives us an impression that he is going to win everyone’s heart just as Jayam Ravi does in Something Something. But nothing happens as such and everyone transforms into a sudden good people with a final touch by Viji Chandrashekar.
But sparring all such little constraints, the film will click across family audiences, who have a decent film without any profanity, violence and adult themes.
Verdict: Neat entertainer that turns slightly lengthy in its second hour, but doesn’t test your patience. Family audiences will feel gratified with this.