There was something about
Vinod, portrayed brilliantly by Dhanush in
Kadhal Kondein. There were just so many layers
to that wonderfully nuanced character. Vinod
was part genius, part loser, part lover and
part killer. Having struggled all his life
to escape from a troubled, abuse-filled childhood,
Vinod finds true love but the object of his
affection has given her heart to another.
And Vinod refused to take it lying down. Despite
the ensuing mayhem, a tiny part of us rooted
for him all the way to the end.