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KAVERI MOVIE REVIEW
by : Behindwoods review board
Rahul Ravindran, Samantha,
cinematographer Ravi Varman debuts as
a director in Moscowin Kaveri, a title
that connects the Russian river Moskva
with the South Indian River Kaveri. MK
was in the making for quite some time
and has finally hit the screens and its
anachronistic feel can be perceived in
many places. Although this film is the
for the cute Samantha and the handsome Rahul Raveendran,
the former is already known to movie buffs, thanks
to VTV and Baana Kathadi.
The fast-paced lives of software professionals, their
colorful lifestyles and impulsive behavior is the
premise of MK. Moscow is the name of the hero and
you guessed it right, the heroine is Kaveri. The title
is justified out right. Kaveri is from village but
is a city dweller with a plum software job in Chennai.
Moscow is also a village boy but appears to be a rich
orphan and is also a techie in the city.
Moscow sees Kaveri and it is instant love. He pursues
her but is rejected. However, after a couple of melancholic
moments and a seemingly remorseful act by the hero,
Kaveri comes to his village and accepts his love.
The reason is flimsier than a muslin cloth –
her friend says that it is hard to find a good boy
and it is sensible to accept someone who wants you
rather than the other way round. Now, haven’t
you heard this innumerable times in so many films?
Anyway, the couple gets together and Kaveri moves
in with Moscow as she finds it difficult to live without
him. They are live-in partners which do not go well
with the neighborhood (some streak of reality here)
and they buy a beautiful mansion in ECR in the blink
of a well curled eyelash. The ride after this for
the couple is bumpy and what happens to them after
this is narrated by bringing in a villain Harshvardhan
(YG Mahendran’s son) accompanied by a few lessons
Director Ravi Varman scores well with his lens but
flounders as a director with his inconsistent narration.
Most of the scenes are illogical, ambiguous and appears
disjointed. Was the film edited too much? The characterization
of lead artistes lacks depth and is jumpy. It is hard
to believe a girl with a rural background to go in
for a live- in relationship and do a complete somersault
in the climax with a mere sentence from her dad.
Rahul Raveendran looks every bit the suave software
professional. Samantha is fresh and emotes well too.
Harshvardhan, as the most feared criminal, does not
have much work except walking around in debonair suits
and a few weapons in a short duration. Why is Santhanam
there? With his hideous wigs and loud dialogues, he
tries to tickle us. His track is completely disjointed.
He appears to be reasonably rich but is a van driver.
Come on, Ravi Varman, please credit your audiences
with some amount of intelligence!
Music director Thaman impresses with his work. The
lyrics of some of the songs clearly indicate its old
timeframe. Nee Ondrum Azhagi Illai number reminds
of Aval Appadi Onrum from Angadi Theru. The lively
gore gore number is missing in the film.
The visuals are appealing and are very aesthetic,
thanks to cinematographer Ravi Varman. Although the
theme is around live-in relationships, the director
has delivered it clean sans any vulgarity. The major
plus point in the film is its short duration (100
minutes) and thankfully the ordeal comes to an end
Verdict – Parched River!
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