Starring: Karan, Vidhisha, Vadivelu, Kadhal Dandapani and many others
Banner: Silver Jubilee Films
Direction: Salangai Durai
Music: Srikanth Deva
Conveying good messages through his flicks started up for Karan right from his previous venture titled Thee Nagar. If you had the upcoming star brimming up with a strong message through the mass of students, he is back in Kaathavarayan in a different form. Well, he may be patted by Dr. Ramdoss and his son Anbumani for spreading the gracious message for audiences that states “if you wanna lead an elated peaceful life, please do stay away from liquors’. Wow! That sounds awesome and I am sure with both father and son all the itching the back of film stars, they would indeed appreciate Karan.
Let’s not take it more on the complementary part. Take a glimpse through the brief review of Kathavarayan…
Not more viewers will need the intro part of character played by Karan. Well, he plays the role of Katharavayan selling illicit arrack in Hogenakkal. In contrast of his profession goes his character: a benignant man in nature. Malathi (Vidisha), a NSS student makes her visit to this village as part of her curriculum project. The bleak scenario of illicit liquor prevailing in the village pricks her a lot and she vows to put an end. First on her attempts, Kaathavarayan is betrayed and thrown behind the bars. Frustrated in retaliation, Kathavarayan sets on his toes of seeking revenge on Malathi.
An unexpected twist on the line strikes on Malathi during her another mission of betraying a group of drug peddlers. Situations are complicated when the group make a cabal on her and reversing the case. Malathy is now held as a criminal for possessing drugs and jailed at Chennai Central Prison, the same place where Kathavarayan has been dumped in.
Unaware of Malathy’s pathetic hours, freed from prison, Kaathavarayan goes searching for her to seek his vengeance. But sooner, things are revealed and the good hearted man vows to get justice to her. Glued with a brisk master planning, he joins the same group with the intention of grassing them all to the police. A successful protagonist or not? What happens to Kathavarayan next forms crux of the story?
Making up with flaws that had been committed in his previous movie Thee Nagar, Karan does a decent job. Be it his performance with dance and stunts, a maturity and indeed efforts from his clearly visible. On the lines of acting, debutant Vidhisha shares the same par does a good appealing task. Vadivelu, the well wounded victim has made up with a great blow of good comedy tracks in this movie. Indeed, it can be considered a great comeback for him.
Actress Radha appearing in a song gathers all of the attention from the audiences. Not just her looks, but fast shaking legs for the folk beat Kuthu number takes it all to the top. She is sure to have all the best offers in many of future projects.
Sri Kanth Deva as usual does no wonder to the film’s success and he can better choose 4-5 films a year and do his best effort. As usual, the comments are same for his musical score – A loud annoying tunes that will tear your ears.
Salangai Durai with his best has well executed the scenes and drawn powerful characters. A masala entertainer with an appealing message always gains good credits and so does Kathavarayan…
Bottom – Line: Message with entertainment
Verdict: Hats off to Karan and Salangai Durai…