Cast: Krishna, Bindu Madhavi, Karunas, Thambi Ramaiah
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Director Sathyasiva has come up with a movie that takes a close look at men who are involved in the job of taking bodies of those who commit suicide jumping from the hill top at Kodaikanal. The filmmaker seems to have done intense research and ensures that their emotions are recorded well on big screen.
WIth just a few characters, he has penned a touchy tale. Krishna, Bindhu Madjhavi, Thambi Ramia and Karunas form part of the cast. Jayaprakash plays a restrained role. Music is by Yuvan Shankar Raja.
Sera (Krishna) along with his friends Nandu (Karunaas) and Shanmugham (Thambi Ramiah) earns livelihood as body lifters in Kodaikanal. Death is something that feeds them. But romance blossoms between Kavitha (Bindhu Madhavi) and Sera, who retrieves the body of Kavitha’s sister who commits suicide. Sera is convinced to marry Kavitha against all odds. All goes easy and smooth until Ayya (Jayaprakash) comes to the scene. One act of him lands Shanmugham in trouble. Sera and Nandu in big trouble. Finally all ends in a war between them. There is loss of lives and who prevails in the end forms the climax.
Krishna plays a perfect foil as Sera. He emotes well. He has proved that he can do serious roles with ease. Bindhu Madhavi does a decent job, while Karunaas and Thambi Ramiah walks away with applause playing a cool role well. Jayaprakash deserves accolades for pulling it off well. All other characters pitch in their best.
Sathya’s cinematography and Remiyan’s art direction compliments well the script. The camera captures Kodaikanal in natural light. Catch the best of melodious by Yuvan Shankar Raja. His songs are amazing and sweet. SO is his background score. Sathyasiva’s dialogues too are best and cool.
All said, the movie produced by Talking Times is different. It speaks about pain and agony of a particular community. The second half wanders and is lengthy, but still watchable.
Verdict: Slick movie by New Director