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After the Humongous success of Soodhu Kavvum, which marked a remarkable shift in the way Tamil films get perceived and executed, Director Nalan Kumarasamy, once again, fulfills the expectations of the audiences, through Kadhalum Kadandhu Pogum (KaKaPo).


Kakapo, which is based on the South Korean Classic, My Dear Desperado, to say, is a Rom-Com in a sense, as Nalan, who proved it big time in Soodhu Kavvum, once again brings his mind-boggling narrative skills to the fore. It takes extraordinary thinking and minute attention-to-detail to keep the normal fan's eyes transfixed to the screen, without any interruptions, which Nalan achieves with Utmost élan. The story is simple and straightforward, but the treatment is so refreshing, that you don't feel bad even if Vijay Sethupathi gets beaten up in the bar in a particular scene, and on the contrary, he is greeted with raucous cheers as he picks up his coolers and gets out. Magic!!!


Vijay Sethupathi, time and again, proves his mettle as a matured actor, as he underplays the role of "Kathir", as if he's walking on water! Though one might get the feeling that such stereotypical roles get thrusted upon him more often than not, this man treats as if it is a cakewalk! He has that peculiar charisma and fantastic screen presence, which only few growing artists manage to pull off. Added to this his mastery over the language, leaves the viewers in splits, as he effortlessly tickles the funny bones!


Madonna Sebastian - The "Premam" girl, definitely deserves credit, as she has performed to the fullest of her potential. Be it the smile, which sure has the men go crazy about, or in emotional sequences, she scores admirably well. Nalan has to be lauded, for providing her with a meaty role, as she performs at par with Vijay, who is a more seasoned actor. Also her lip-sync is almost perfect, making it much easy for the dubbing artistes.


The support Cast, led by Samuthirakani, who is becoming the "Godfather" of supporting roles in Tamil cinema in recent times, once again does his part, providing the thrilling moments, in between the romantic interludes. Also the characters that played Madonna's father and Vijay's boss have to be patted in the back, for their natural and intriguing performances. There is not much scope for technical aspects in this movie, though Editing and Cinematography departments have given what is required.

All said and done, Nalan Kumarasamy, who left a great void, after the unprecedented success f his debut venture, comes back with all guns blazing. Most importantly, at times, when many Tamil stories, are being loosely or heavily copied from Foreign films, his intention of bagging the official remake rights from the original film, that too at a price of 40 lakhs, speaks volumes about the man's determination and hunger to make movies, which stand the test of time, be it the initial sequences, where the leads, who seem to be opposite poles, slightly take a liking to each other, or the scene where Vijay explains about his background to Madonna's parents, everywhere there are pieces of Nolan’s masterpieces. His immaculate screenplay and association with Santhosh Narayanan is sure to be Folklore someday! His humor sense is exemplary, as hilarious scenes, through the movie make you go berserk! Santhosh Narayanan, once again unites with new age directors, providing the touches wherever necessary, elevating the movie's likening factor by the viewers. How would Tamil Cinema be, had this man not emerge on to the forefront, as he competes with Legends, in terms of Background Score. Legend(s) in the Making!!


KaKaPo - Nalan displays his prowess big time, and best wishes to him, for fulfilling his desire of working with his favorite actor - Vaigai Puyal Vadivelu, in a full fledged comedy movie!


Can't wait, Nalan!!!!!

Karthik Ramalingam
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