KADAI KUTTY SINGAM MOVIE REVIEW

Review By : Movie Run Time : 2 hour 27 minutes Censor Rating : U

KADAI KUTTY SINGAM CAST & CREW
Production: 2D Entertainment Cast: Bhanupriya, Karthi, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Sathyaraj, Sayyeshaa Saigal, Soori Direction: Pandiraj Screenplay: Pandiraj Story: Pandiraj Music: D Imman Background score: D Imman Cinematography: R Velraj

When Suriya comes forward to produce a film starring his brother Karthi, it must be exciting to hear, right? What if that was a village-based multi-starrer family drama? That is what Kadaikutty Singam is. Director Pandiraj helms this film that stars a battalion of fine actors that include Sathyaraj, Soori, Sayyeshaa, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Arthana Binu, Ponvannan, Bhanupriya, Viji Chandrashekar, Sriman, Soundararajan, Yuvarani, Mounika, Ilavarasu, Maarimuthu and a host of others. D Imman, Velraj, Ruben, Veerasamar and others make up the technical team.

 

Kadaikutty Singam (KKS) is a multi-conflicted rural drama that has family values and farming as its core ingredients. After two marriages and four daughters, Ranasingam (Sathyaraj) finally gets a male child Gunasingam (Karthi), as per his wishes. What are the different troubles that this son can possibly come face to face with, and how he tackles them all to make sure that the family is intact, is what forms the crux of the story.

 

KKS manages to please its target audience by mixing the perfect amount of commercial factors in a message-oriented presentation. The first applause must go to Pandiraj for writing strong characters, with plenty of moments to cherish through the course of its run. Each character gets its chance to take the driver's seat and move the story forward. The screenplay brings to the foray, strong dialogues and a gripping drama that picks up the intensity right after the intermission. Pandiraj's attempt at making the audience connect to the happenings proves to be successful in the latter half of the film, with the narrative finding a smooth path as it progresses. The director also demonstrates his experience in bringing out the life of the character, not just through the writing but also by extracting lively performances from the actors. Even though there are over 10-15 people playing central characters, each of their approach to take charge of the situation at hand is impressive.

 

Speaking of which, Karthi fits the bill and portrays his role with conviction and subtlety, while Sayyeshaa is endearing throughout. Priya Bhavani gets a meaty role and aces it, while Sathyaraj, Arthana, Viji Chandrasekar, and Banupriya have their moments. Soori's one-liners are admirable, though helter-skelter. His combination with Karthi is something to watch out for. Mostly, it is the situation that plays the antagonist, as the villain doesn't make a major impact, though having his share of adding nuisance to the story-line. On the flipside, as most of the sequences are dialogue and conflict-driven, a section of the audience might feel that it is too dramatic. Which beyond a point, hurts the engagement factor. 

 

The screenplay is formed with multiple layers contributing to the conflicts within and outside the family. Given that, Ruben's editing plays a major role in giving a sense of coherence to the film. Imman rushes in with the Kaalai Theme and fills us up neatly. A couple of songs might seem like speed-breakers in the screenplay. The fight scenes are interesting, though one may feel that they could have been more striking in terms of choreography. Apart from all these aspects, Velraj handles the camera like the professional he is. The visuals certainly set the mood of the film, and the tone is wonderfully conveyed.

 

In a nutshell, KKS is a well-written commercial pot-boiler which could catch the right note among the drama lovers.

KADAI KUTTY SINGAM VIDEO REVIEW

Verdict: Kadaikutty Singam scores high on emotions, dialogues and performances. Try watching it along with your family!

BEHINDWOODS REVIEW BOARD RATING

2.75
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KADAI KUTTY SINGAM SONGS REVIEW

Review by : Behindwoods Review Board Album Release Date : Jun 11,2018

Sandakkari
Vocals: D Imman, Vandana Srinivasan
Lyrics: Yugabharathi


The song begins with a catchy rhythm using some typical village flavored thaarai thapattai, and flows right into a trademark Imman tune. As the track dribbles into the hook, there is a sweet orchestration of strings that makes an appearance. This stays for the rest of the song, supporting the rhythm. Imman and Vandana Srinivasan have rendered the song very well, and it looks like this will attract the rural audience pretty well.


Kaalai Theme
Vocals: Nivas, Sai Vignesh, Narayanan Ravishankar, Jithin Raj, Vignesh Narayanan, TS Sarath Santhosh
Lyrics: Yugabharathi 


It is safe to say that this theme is sure to be enjoyed by audiences beyond B&C centers. The Kaalai Theme will be the pick of the album for many, due to its blistering pace and exciting use of the various instruments like the Nadhaswaram, trumpet, saxophone, Thavil, and other percussion instruments. With minimal lyrics for the chorus, the song attracts the listener well. This is a massy theme for Karthi, and it seems like it will lift the tone of the film.


Thandora Kannala
Vocals: VV Prasanna
Lyrics: Yugabharathi


When you hear about D Imman composing the music for a rural-based film, you definitely expect a tune like Thandora Kannala. Imman neatly plays to his strong points with this track, and uses a host of instruments and harmonies to keep the listener hooked. Yet again, he works on using the rhythm to the maximum utility as there is no compromise on the beats even though it is a romantic number. VV Prasanna's immaculate rendition works well for the song.


Vaa Jikki
Vocals: D Imman
Lyrics: Yugabharathi


Every Imman album will consist of that one quirky track, and Vaa Jikki is exhibit-A from Kadaikutty Singam. Interestingly, he has infused the mooing of cows along with the other instruments. Imman's powerful vocals add some value to the track, but whether this song will work in the larger picture, is debatable.


Sengathire
Vocals: Pradeep Kumar
Lyrics: Yugabharathi


Sengathire feels like the track that will be lifting the intensity of the film's conflict. Pradeep Kumar and Yugabharathi have played their parts very well in this song. The composition is vehement, and it definitely makes you connect to the core of the film. Again, there is no compromise on the quality of orchestration. Overall, Sengathire might work for the audience that looks for the depth, but we'll have to wait and watch how it reaches the commercial audience.

Verdict: Kadaikutty Singam is an album with high rural values but lacks the punch!
2.5
( 2.5 / 5.0 )

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Kadai Kutty Singam (aka) Kadai Kutti Singam

Kadai Kutty Singam (aka) Kadai Kutti Singam is a Tamil movie with production by 2D Entertainment, direction by Pandiraj, cinematography by R Velraj. The cast of Kadai Kutty Singam (aka) Kadai Kutti Singam includes Bhanupriya, Karthi, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Sathyaraj, Sayyeshaa Saigal, Soori.