Review By : Movie Run Time : 2 hour 1 minutes Censor Rating : U

Production: Thirukumaran Entertainment Cast: Kalai Janani Iyer Direction: Rohin Venketsan Screenplay: Rohin Venketsan Story: Rohin Venketsan Music: Ghibran Background score: Ghibran Cinematography: Ravivarman Neelamegam Editing: Leo John Paul

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


2.75 5 ( 2.75 / 5.0 )







Review by : Behindwoods Review Board Album Release Date : Jan 25,2017

Adhe Kangal is a Tamil thriller film directed by Rohin Venkatesan starring Kalaiyarasan and Janani Iyer in the lead roles.


Singers: Rajan Chelliah, Sree Ganesh
Lyrics: S.N.Anuradha


Thandhiraa, the song that was released as a single is an offbeat number with uniquely picked up vocalists to render for it. The whistle by Leonard is special as it adds the mystery element for the listener. Kudos to Ghibran to start the album off with an intoxicating and hazy number.



Singers: Namratha S. Aravindan, Anudeep Dev
Lyrics: Parvathy


Ponapokkil, the melody with a difference stands out as a pleasant number with amazing vocals by Namrata and Anudeep. The beats are unpredictable and the strings are put to proper use with Ponapokkil. A different yet addictive melody.


Idho Thaanaagave

Singers: Yazin Nizar, Clinton Cejero
Lyrics: Uma Devi


Idho Thaanaagave is a fusion of rock and melody and Ghibran comes up with yet another unique song. There is a cultured blend between the rock guitar and sitar instruments. An instrumental feast with amazing vocals by Yazin Nizar and Clinton makes it a pleasure to listen to this number from Adhe Kangal.


I Have Nothing

Singers: Addie Nicole, Jah Mil
Lyrics: Addie Nicole


I Have Nothing is a western song that has lyrics and vocals by Addie Nicole.The song is completely sung in English and has catchy beats with a haunting music playing by after every verse. The strangeness is the beauty of this song and it sure is a bold move to have such a composition in a Tamil album. Ghibran scores with his attractive rhythm.


Adhe Kangal Theme music

The theme music is a treat for those who like to hear intense, experimental music with no particular genre and offbeat tunes and beats mixed to perfection. An autotune of the Thandhiraa song plays at the end and the theme music turns out to be a clear winner.

Verdict: Ghibran has come out with a very offbeat and unique album high on experimentation that has worked for Adhe kangal!
( 3.0 / 5.0 )

Adhe Kangal (aka) Adhey Kangal

Adhe Kangal (aka) Adhey Kangal is a Tamil movie. Kalai Janani Iyer are part of the cast of Adhe Kangal (aka) Adhey Kangal. The movie is directed by Rohin Venketsan. Music is by Ghibran. Production by Thirukumaran Entertainment, cinematography by Ravivarman Neelamegam, editing by Leo John Paul.