Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru – Tamil Movie Review

kadavul-irukan-kumaru-movie-first-look-2Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru, the sixth directorial venture of SMS director Rajesh is out! Virgin boys hero G.V.Prakash has joined hands with this comedy specialist director for the first time. Has the new combination clicked well? Well, read on to know…

Kumar (G.V.Prakash), along with his friend Balaji (RJ Balaji) goes on a road trip to Pondicherry for a bachelor’s party, as he is all set to get married to Priya (Nikki) in the next two days. The consequences that Kumar and Balaji face on the course of their road trip form the basic plotline of the movie.

When you go to the theatre knowing that you are going to watch a Rajesh’s film, you tend to carry some expectations thinking that the film would be entertaining and engaging. But what you happen to see on screen might be a bit disappointing.

The movie starts with a Vijay reference (Pokkiri Pongal song) and there are quite a lot of Thala – Thalapathy references which look unnecessary. The film has an ensemble cast of RJ Balaji, Robo Shankar, Singam Puli, M.S.Bhaskar, Oorvasi, Motta Rajendran to take care of humor, but you do not seem to enjoy the so-called humor scenes.

The song placements have a major impact on the flow of the movie, and every song seems to be forcibly fitted, especially the Gum Zaare and Iravinil Aattam number, tests our patience. The film takes a detour into the horror genre for some ten minutes which looks unwanted and bizarre.

There are few dialogues about Hindu-Christianity religion, which, a section of the audience might find offensive.The film has very few really good laughter moments. It has quite a lot of spoof portions of popular theatre ads and television reality shows.

G.V.Prakash’s performance is decent and his mannerisms and dialogue delivery are good. RJ Balaji is a relief in most places and entertains with his comic one-liners. It is disheartening to see a performer like Prakash Raj being wasted in a very weak role.

Robo Shankar and Singam Puli have done their part well. Nikki Galrani has nothing big to offer, while Anandhi could have been a little better. Her lip sync is an issue at few places.

On the technical side, Sakthi Saravanan’s visuals look a bit bleached in the highway scenes. G.V.Prakash’s songs are decent but, his background score doesn’t make a big impact. Rajesh’s films are always known for his comedy, but KIK is a letdown in that way. The comedy scenes do not evoke any laughter, but he can be applauded for a few good one-liners.

On the whole, he has followed his signature template, which looks very much usual and ordinary.

Verdict: KIK is a templated comedy drama heavily dependent on RJ Balaji.

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