Starring – Parthiban, Lakshmi Rai and Vadivelu
Producer – S G Films
Kundakka Mandakka, a phrase
famously quoted by the pair, Parthiban and Vadivelu,
is just that, a phrase. On the lines of the
hit Hindi flick, Bunty aur Babli, Kundakka Mandakka
sees Parthiban and Vadivelu pairing up as two
film aims to be a comic relief and has wanted
to appear funny, but falls flat, when it pulls
the thin rubber-like script more than its tolerance
Mandakka is a different kind
of film that Parthiban is attempting, after his
stellar performances in flicks like Azhagi, opposite
Nandita Das. This movie is nothing compared to
Parthiban’s earlier movies. If you expect
a repeat Azhagi performance, be kind and stay
Mandakka, is about two pals, Parthiban and Vadivelu,
who are out to con people. Vadivelu is a petty
thief and Parthiban his friend, who lives off
his rich girlfriend, Lakshmi Rai. Parthiban
however wishes to get his sister (Mallika) married
to a millionaire.
makes his girlfriend pay all the bills and fleeces
her shamelessly, saying simply that as she has
money, she can pay for both of them. Vadivelu,
acts as if he forgot to get a brain fitted and
runs after a tyre on the road, while he is traveling
in a car, thinking that the tyre has come off
from the car!
Parthiban, as the hero is totally wasted and
we begin to think, what the director was thinking
when he penned the story! Humor is jarring and
the music is more pathetic than melodious. The
whole movie revolves around the crucial moment
when the hero, Parthiban has a change of heart,
because his sister refuses to marry a guy for
Kundakka Mandakka is a movie for the front
benchers and is a sure hit in the B and C theatres.
Asokan, a debutant director, literally scares
the masses with the presentation. Parthiban
needs to check out the kind of movies he accepts.
Mallika and Lakshmi Rai are more for glamour.
They have not much to do, except wait for the
hero to turn over a new leaf! Bharadwaj’s
music is forgettable. Asokan is handling the
direction and screenplay.