Production: Elred Kumar | Cast: Bobby Simha, Jiiva, Kajal Aggarwal | Direction: Deekay | Screenplay: Deekay | Story: Deekay | Music: Leon James | Background score: Leon James | Cinematography: Abinandhan Ramanujam | Editing: T.S Suresh | Distribution: Abi & Abi Pictures

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Review By : Behindwoods Review Board Release Date : Nov 24,2016
Movie Run Time : 2 hours 17 minutes Censor Rating : U/A

Five minutes into Kavalai Vendam, you will get a basic sketch of how the film is going to be. You may even predict how it is going to end. The film has a very used-up storyline but where it scores is through its dialogues and a largely interesting screenplay.

If you get your cast correct and when you maneuver them to the fullest, you are half successful in your attempt. Kavalai Vendam has a bandwagon of star cast like Jiiva, Kajal Aggarwal, Bobby Simha, Sunainaa, RJ Balaji, Mayilsamy, Manthra, Balasaravanan and more. The casting looks perfect, but have all of them been put to use to the fullest? That would be a No. Someone like Bobby Simhaa could have been used better.

Just like his earlier outing Yamirukka Bayamey, director Deekay scores high with some buoyantly clever and amusing comedy sequences. It compensates for the overdramatic sentiment scenes that creep in now and then. There are many comedy scenes that could make you break into laughter. Police station and boat comedy sequences are a few worth mentioning ones. The humor and language justify the U/A certification. The family audience can watch if they can omit a couple of youth moments.

Like RJ Balaji says in the film, Jiiva’s house is the most loved after Sunny Leone. There is always a room for fun but, eventually the logic goes for a toss. The way Jiiva links his situation to co-bedded infants at a hospital is interesting, but that scene looks force fitted and we are not told why Jiiva and Kajal went to the hospital in the first place. Like he has proven before, Jiiva can carry a film on his shoulders. Here again, he does his part beautifully well. He looks perfect for such roles.

The technical team gives an adequate backend support to the film with some great visuals from cinematographer Abinandhan Ramanujam and few soulful songs from Leon James. RJ Balaji scores big time in Kavalai Vendam. It is easily one of his best works. His biggest plus is to infuse dialogues from old films and perfectly blend them with a particular situation without becoming cloying. Balasaravanan uses the limited scope and he does make an impact too.

You eventually get what you expect from a total romantic comedy.  The jokes fly fast and sometimes very funny, in the first half. The second half picks up from where it left, but it gets flat towards the end. The last 30 minutes look very hurried and could have been better. It loses shape mainly because it blends its fun elements with not so impactful emotions.



Verdict: Kavalai Vendam - A casual, fun filled ride apt for the young generation
( 2.75 / 5.0 )


Review by : Behindwoods Review Board Album Release Date : Oct 17,2016

Kavalai Vendam is an upcoming comedy entertainer starring Jiiva, Kajal Agarwal and Bobby Simha in lead roles. Music for the film is composed by Leon James.

Un Kaadhal Irundal Podhum 

Singers: Armaan Malik,Shashaa Tirupati

Lyricist: Ko Sesha

A trendy yet classy number in the talented vocals of Armaan Malik and Shashaa Tirupati sets the stage for a fun-filled album with impressive bass work and loops. The song has quite an optimistic fervor and Shashaa’s riveting humming in the first interlude is a major highlight of the composition. It makes an ideal road trip song for its trance essence.

En Pulse Yethitu Poriye 

Singers: Leon James, Inno Genga, Andrea Jeremiah, Dinesh Kanagaratnam

Lyricist: Ko Sesha

The album enters a stylish retro mode with a funky number aided with funky guitars and excellent bass changeovers. The chord progression is quite timely and gives the song a foot tapping aura. The interludes sustain the energy levels with thumping rhythm and loops. Andrea Jeremiah does a commendable job with her silken voice. But it still lacks that extra shine!

Nee Tholaindhaayo

Singer: Sid Sriram

Lyricist: Ko Sesha

A riveting Jazzy number with the superior vocals of Sid Sriram comes next with amazing style and fervor. Sid leads the track right from the beginning with his fantastic rendition and the orchestration just adds as an icing on the cake. Get driven by the amazing nadaswaram in the first interlude which gives the song an impressive Carnatic twist. The traces of Raaga Harikambhoji in the composition throughout is quite brilliant.’

Un Kadhal Irundhal Podhum Reprise

Singer: Vandana Srinivasan

Lyricist: Ko Sesha

The breezy composition arrives in the supreme rendition of Vandana Srinivasan supported ably by the grand piano. The song is an amazing detour in the midst of modern compositions because of its honesty and minimalistic approach towards the supporting orchestration.

Verdict: Kavalai Vendam is a beautiful album from Leon James which has compositions of high musical value.
( 3.0 / 5.0 )


Week : 3
Total collections in Chennai : Rs. 1,88,41,736
Chennai city verdict: Disappointment

Kavalai Vendam (aka) Kavalai vendaam

Kavalai Vendam (aka) Kavalai vendaam is a Tamil movie with production by Elred Kumar, direction by Deekay, cinematography by Abinandhan Ramanujam, editing by T.S Suresh. The cast of Kavalai Vendam (aka) Kavalai vendaam includes Bobby Simha, Jiiva, Kajal Aggarwal..