Producer CV Kumar is known for giving some good films with aspiring new directors. Now he teams up with another promising filmmaker Rohin Venkatesan.
They have roped in a young team that includes Kalaiyarasan, Janani Iyer, Sshivada and Balasaravanan. We are talking about Adhe Kangal, and it is not the 1967 thriller. Using a classic old Tamil film title gives you a good recall value but at the end of the day what you have in store is what is going to stand in time.
‘Love is blind’, the story starts with the popular phrase on how a blind cook loves a girl who he hardly knows. Then, the protagonist meets with an accident and a variety of events dot his life after this point which is what Adhe Kangal all about.
Getting a good story is half the work done! Adhe Kangal’s storyline has every element to a thriller lover and is engaging from the scratch to finish. The core plot is cleverly knit but one feels the screenplay could have been tighter. The script does not deviate one bit from its core purpose. No unnecessary songs or sentiments or comedies in the film but yet the pace is a concern.
The suspense element is revealed through the midpoint of the second half and from that point, we are offered only what we predict. A few scenes have been repeated to narrate from different perspectives. Though those scenes help strengthen the characterization of the negative lead but they sound so redundant and could have been handled better.
All credits to director Rohin and his team of writers, for an interesting tale but the cleverness in drafting a good script also needs to be translated adequately well on screen. The leads have given some good performances, especially Shivada makes use of the opportunity. Balasaravanan gives you an occasional laugh whenever given a chance.
Ghibran is the backbone of the film and his background scores and soundtracks are so apt to the core. His RR for the villain is unique and lifts the mood of the scene. Overall, a cleverly made plot that could have been executed in a more engaging manner.
Verdict: An intelligently woven script that becomes predictable at places, but all the same a good watch