Kadal – Tamil Movie Review

kadalCast: Gautham, Tulasi Nair, Aravind Swamy, Arjun, Lakshmi Manchu, Thambi Ramiah
Direction: Mani Ratnam
Production: Mani Ratnam, Manohar Prasad
Music: A R Rahman

Mani Ratnam, one of the most admired and revered filmmakers of our times, is back with Kadal, which marks the debut of Gautham Karthik, the son of yesteryear actor Karthik, and Thulasi Nair, the daughter of sensational actress Radha. This film also has Arjun Sarja and Arvind Swamy, who is returning to acting after four years, in the important roles.

His last film Raavanan was not appreciated by media and his fans. Even though the film got thumbs up for the performance of the cast and crew, the film fell flat due to the unimpressive storyline. However, it hardly matters to the film goers as people are well-aware of his capability. Indeed, the audience often expects masterpiece kind of products from him.

Will Kadal be yet another landmark film? Is the film a perfect launchpad for the star kids? Has it entirely met the expectations of the audience? Read on for the review to find it…

Kadal is all about good versus evil. It is a war between two characters, who have contradicting thoughts and beliefs and ultimately good will prevail over evil. The story begins with Berman (Arjun Sarja) challenging Sam Fernando of teaching him a lesson, after the latter was asked to leave from an institution for committing a mistake.

Then, Sam Fernando turns a priest and comes to a fishing hamlet to revive a church, which is in dilapidated state. It comes to the place where people have least respect towards the religion. He gradually wins the trust of the people and turns guru to Thomas (Gautham Karthik), a mischievous kid. Suddenly, Berman enters the picture with several wounds on his body. Sam saves his life and Berman expresses his wish to meet his lover played by Lakshmi Manchu.

The story takes a twist here and the father sees himself behind the bars due to Berman’s cunning tricks. At this juncture, Berman woos Thomas, who is in love with Beatrice played by Thulasi Nair, pulls Thomas to his side and what happens next should be seen on-screen.

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