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Review – Kanagavel Kaakha

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Star-casts: Karan, Hari Priya, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Sampath, Raj Kapoor
Banner: Akarshini Theatres
Production: R. Saravanan
Direction: Kavin Bala
Music: Vijay Anthony

‘Vengeance and seeking retaliation’ by eccentric means of protagonist have remained as the heart and soul concept of Tamil cinema filmmakers. It started right from the period of MGR and Sivaji Ganeshan period followed by Rajnikanth in ‘Naan Sivappu Manidhan’, Kamal Haasan’s ‘Indian’, Ajith Kumar’s ‘Aalwar’ and so on.

Karan steps into their shoes now merely for seeking revenge, but with a different characterization…. We have got to appreciate Kavin Bala for showcasing his protagonist in the role of a court Tawali (yeah! The same guy we see in courts calling out the names 3 times).

Tawali Velu (Karan) has been employed for over a long period of time. His experience over that place is all about witnessing justice replaced by injustice with judges taking advantages over poor and unprivileged people. On the very next sequence, we see that Velu has gained a new avatar of killing those baddies out from crime suits.

Shifted in flashback, we tend to witness that Velu had a bitter experience as his family was killed by a cruel minister (Kota Srinivasa Rao).

Now, rest of the film is all about Velu settling scores with the minister and his son.

The problems faced by working class families across various parts of society have been well depicted by director Kavin Bala. But this newcomer seems to have been very much inspired by his mentor Saran, as most of his films are based on seeking revenge with an illogical narration.

Narration wise, Kavin Bala loses out badly on coming up with a good narration as there are lots of absurdities found here and there. Just imagine the lines where a character says – ‘Ippo Avan Enga Iruppan Theriyuma’ (Do you know where the hero will be now?) and the next shot is cut to a foreign location song. Hari Priya is good for nothing as she just appears as commercial actresses appearing for song and disappearing on the next minute. Kotta Srinivasa Rao is the only person, who deserves good appreciations for his usual performance.

The complete film has some repetitions from the yesteryear movies we have mentioned and hope it would have been nice if Kavin Bala had invented some new idea. Some audiences, who have strong dislikes against the societal injustice, may have something to relish as the hero eliminates such things.

Vijay Anthony’s musical score is very poor and pathetic while Cinematography and editing is yet another disappointment.

‘Kanagavel Kaakha’ has nothing special for the audiences and maybe those in rural areas may like it.

Bottom – Line: One man’s outcry against injustice

Verdict: Below Average




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