Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Kaththi aka Kathiressan is a petty thief, who is currently in Kolkatta State Prison. Meanwhile Jeevanandam a Kaththi look alike is spear heading the moment for farmers against corporate land grabers back home. How the paths of these two diametrically opposite characters cross forms the rest of the story.
The basic story line may not be innovative but the way an important message has been conveyed through the film both entertainingly and effectivevly is where the success of Kaththi lies in.
AR Murugadoss first of all deserves all the credits in the world for 1
1) The poerful, impactful, emotional dialogues in the film
2) Conveying the message entertainingly without being preachhy, eventhough few might feel lag/drag here and there as the movie runs close to 3 hours and is not your regular mass masala movie
3) The way the movie has been written, packaged and presented
4) and most importantly for keeping the identity of Jeevandam till the very end and not going opting gallery pleasing techniques
Now the importance of 4th point becomes more clear once you watch the movie. The Kathiresan Avatar we have seen many times, but as Jeevanandam you will get to see a never seen before Vijay. He was too good in emotional scenes, something which was not his forte, a complete down to earth character, with 0% mass/commercial elements, perhaps played for the first time by Vijay, and he comes out with flying colors [The film is a must watch for all the admirers of the actor, just for this character].
As Kathireesan Vijjay is in his comfort zone and delivers the character with typical Ilayathalapathy mannerisms and naughtiness and mass. The actors who played the old villagers were good too. Sathish as the side kick was good. Samantha really has nothing much to do, and the film didn't require a heroine in the 1st place. But thankfully the scenes between Vijay-Sam is noway irritating/boring like the scenes with Kajal in Thuppakki. Neil was okay as the villain, tried to repeat Vidyut success, but nowhere near.
Anirudh scored heavily with the background sscore, another highpoint of the movie. With the movie the songs sounds/looks good too. Cinematography was good, high points being the Coins fight scene and tunnel scene.
The film has adequate aaction and that too not over the top. There are no unnecessary punchlines either, but even the BG score or a visual with no music cant sent the theater go bezerk, thanks to ARM's intelligent craftmanship.
The highlights of the movie are
1. Press Meet
2. Coin fight scene
3. Tunnel Scene
4. Last scene with 'Yar petha mavano' in the background
In all Kaththi offfers perfect blend of mass and class which sends a very good message and is not your typical Vijay mass masala. If you have the time to invest and love Vijay the actor more than the superstar Kaththi is a must watch.
Thank you for reading & if i have typed Jagadeeshan instead of Jeevandam anywhere, requesting you to read it correctly.