Saturday, December 03, 2005

Kanda Naal Mudhal-Movie Review


An old formula reworked to suit the modern audience- that’s what makes Kanda Naal Mudhal special. From the very first scene the movie makes the audience feel comfortable. You can always expect something funny to come up and the movie makes you actually sit back and relax. Well actually I couldn't sit back due to the incredibly horrible theatre I went to. The seats were pathetic with all the foam inside coming out (it reminded me of my Mangal Pandey experience). But the good part is that you get to see all sorts of wacky people in these kinds of theaters where dancing and jumping up and down is not frowned upon. If only the seats were good…

Well, KNM basically revolves around two people-Krishna (Prasanna) and Ramya (Laila) who have had a hate-hate relationship for the past 20 years. But sometimes there can be a very fine line between love and hate and Director Priya V exploits that fact in this movie. Karthik Kumar as Arvind plays the unintentional catalyst that brings Ramya and Krishna together. There is also a side-story with Ramya’s sister, a topic that hasn’t been touched so far in Tamil films. There are some really good performances in this movie but Prasanna really stands out. He plays his role to perfection and you'll love his comic timing. Laila gave a very good performance too as the hot-headed Ramya. I liked Karthik Kumar's characterisation and he did justice to his role. Yuvan Shankar Raja has done a good job with the BGMs which are not all jarring.

The KNM team has done everything right so far with some awesome publicity (the hoardings look amazing), great timing of the release but most importantly, they have made a movie that you can sit back (seats permitting!) and enjoy.

My Verdict: 6.5/10

9 comments:

Harish said...

nice review, i'm watchin it today!

Aditya said...

Good review...but I never watch Tamil movies...unless it comes on TV, my parents are watching it and I have nothing else to do.

Antarius said...

comprehensive... but i beg to differ.
Anyway, is there any villain scenes where the hero throws a cronie thru a fruit stall?
(Watermelons, Mangoes, Apples... all off season and together.. but lets not go into details)

Antarius said...

comprehensive... but i beg to differ.
Anyway, is there any villain scenes where the hero throws a cronie thru a fruit stall?
(Watermelons, Mangoes, Apples... all off season and together.. but lets not go into details)

Neon said...

Harish Thanks and hope you liked the movie.

Aditya You'll see your own share of Tamil movies pretty soon, i guess.

Antarius Nope, no fruit stalls, no villains.. and comprehensive... but i beg to differ.
you've seen the movie?

Kanishkaa said...

Wanna see it too.first I will need to get used to seeing Karthik in this medium.I can only imagine him performing on stage,English comedies mainly.He's certainly the most spontaneous actor on stage but Tamil films?..will wait and see

Kanishkaa said...

Wanna see it too.first I will need to get used to seeing Karthik in this medium.I can only imagine him performing on stage,English comedies mainly.He's certainly the most spontaneous actor on stage but Tamil films?..will wait and see

Antarius said...

wrong line...
you've seen the movie?

I was stereotyping...

Antarius said...

MAN U got knocked out... Isnt that awesome...
Now maybe Sir Alex Funguson and badly behaved Meanie Rooney will be humbled a bit
Long live Arsenal, Barcelona and AC Milan...

P.S May Real Madrid follow ManU