By Aadesh Ramaswamy

Soori is rapidly turning out to be a most attention-grabbing actor that now we have working at this time. Garudan posits him because the obedient servant of Karuna, performed by a tragic Unni Mukundan, who’s greatest pals with Aadhi, performed by a sensible Sasikumar. The three of them develop collectively. All hell breaks unfastened once they start to be directed by R Durai Senthilkumar.

Ofc, everybody would have identified by this level that the principle characteristic of the movie is Sokkan’s, performed by Soori, excessive loyalty to Karuna, who took him in when he was a small orphan. We, by some melotammaana scenes, see his devotion to Karuna. The issue is, each actually and cinematically, Karuna.

To start with he appears fairly regular. However one incident which entails his spouse evoking their famed and wealthy previous, causes a sequence response of occasions and feelings inside Karuna. Why is it that he’s so disturbed by the factor she says? It doesn’t appear that he was involved about it earlier than. And this one factor, makes him accomplish that many “unhealthy “actions that have an effect on the lives of Aadhi, Sokkan and so on. He goes from being a loyal pal to somebody who doesn’t even care about killing him. It will have been a revelation if we had seen his personal private ego making him take these excessive steps, prefer it was in SenthilKumar’s Kodi, the place Trisha kills Kodi resulting from her ambition. However right here, it’s proven that Karuna, had already killed one other very shut particular person, thus breaking the earlier advised concept. Was he at all times suffering from this thought and was his spouse’s meltdown a spark for this? Or that he already wished to do it? There’s a confusion.

Karuna the man who went towards his father-in-law as a result of Aadhi advised one thing in relation to a problem regarding Karuna’s brother-in-law, turns into the “unhealthy man”. (An attention-grabbing factor was how the brother-in-law treats his inter-religious marriage together with his spouse (a love marriage that too) with disdain, however begins to respect her when he’s affected by Sokkan).

Take Sokkan. He’s lifeless loyal to Karuna. After a selected level, he’s pressured to face towards Karuna himself. However then the explanation for that could be a dialogue by Sokkan and never a realisation of what we felt about how he felt. It entails him being handled in another way (in a great way) by Aadhi’s household. However we by no means even see that or realise that. It could possibly be mentioned that his relationship with Aadhi’s spouse and Aadhi’s youngsters may have been an indicator of his private standings, however then that doesn’t register to you that Sokkan felt the best way he felt. Looking back, we realise that Sokkan was nearer to Aadhi’s household than Karuna’s household and was solely obedient to Karuna and his grandmother (the one who raised all of them).

The romance observe once more appears to be one thing that comes as a pre-written component to taunt the protagonist when he commits a mistake, reasonably than a pure extension of his life. The one attention-grabbing factor is that one thing that Vannarasi (the lover) asks Sokkan, seems to be the climax of the movie.

The climax. A really visually attention-grabbing piece of location and temper. The reds and browns of Karuna’s brick enterprise reflecting the anger and kovam inside Sokkan. A struggle ensues.

Like all of the fights within the movie, this (with its oner, like a number of the different fights) impresses. However when all of it ends, it abruptly freezes as if they’ve hit the brakes to Sokkan’s life, with the “Kathai-thiraikathai-Vasanam-Iyakkam by Senthilkumar”. There appears to be no consideration to the dialogue by Sokkan to Karuna (“You made me a human such as you from the canine that I used to be”), no consideration to the tragedy that Sokkan’s life is and no consideration to the apparent change in Sokkan and his life.

I anticipated a “Kadasila ennayum ipdi panna vechuteengale” fashion meltdown from Sokkan however as an alternative all we get is a tragic kneeling on the bottom. The emotional violence Sokkan faces is crushed with competent bodily violence however there is no such thing as a consideration to it making it solely nihilistic.

And weirdly, after the “kathai-thiraikathai” tag, we get some small sized publish credit scene, which then turns into full display ending with an absolute dumb line which is the equal of a “Padathoda pera sollitaar aam”.

It would seem to be there’s a lot to dislike within the movie. There are issues you’ll be able to take pleasure in to. The way in which Sokkan behave with Karuna, some very well-choreographed sequences (Just like the one which has Aadhi’s lifeless physique), the terrific (in motion and rating) interval sequence with a really totally different Sokkan, the best way the interfaith marriage subplot (although synthetic in a method) is handled with comedy (regardless of being materials for melodrama) and the “heist” sequence previous the interval portion. The one concern is that every one these are related by feelings that are so flimsy like when Aadhi and Sokkan contact Grandmother’s ft within the temple and so they awkwardly say “You’re additionally a God to us. The God who fed us”. They’re awkward. The scene the place Aadhi comes lates for a perform is awkward.

However not the feelings. Not Sokkan’s loyalty to Karuna nor Aadhi’s to Karuna. And that’s what makes the movie circulation.

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