Tamil cinema had its own formula and following. It never ventured into experimenting baring a few. But off late new directors and their films – Attakathi, KSY, Pizza , NKPK have broken the barrier in cliched film making . They have also proved that quirky making can also reach the audience big time. Nalan Kumarasamy and his “soodhu kavvum” is also one such quirky attempt.
“Soodhu kavvum” is a story of 4 small time kidnappers – Das, Sekar, pagalavan and kesavan who kidnap for a living. But things take a U- turn when they decide to kidnap the finance ministers son with his own help for money. This gets them into a series of unfortunate events which forces them to gamble with their lifes.
Nalan’s script and screenplay is top notch. The handling of the story is exceptional. He has made sure you don’t take your eyes of the screen and sends you into splits with his dialogues more than once.
Technically the movie is really good. DOP Dinesh gives a clean stunning camera and Leo john’s editing is also good. Santhosh’s songs seems to have lost importance and have been avoided sadly. Though the BGM is excellent and maintains the tempo of all the scenes.
On the whole soodhu kavvum is one of those new attempts that needs to be encouraged. Black comedy seems to be the genre of the movie and the director has infused the comedy here effortless into the script.