Before couple of years when Udhayanidhi Stalin made his debut in Oru Kal Oru Kannadi, there was a mixed response to his performance and dance. Taking meticulous efforts, he has improvised a lot and you can witness it in plethora. It’s a good choice for an actor to wait a long time and select a good script. Director SR Prabhakaran again took some time and crafted a beautiful script. The duo works out the best result.
Getting on with the film’s synopsis there is nothing exceptional in particular, but the kind of narration that SR Prabhakaran has rendered makes it look more appealing. It’s an emotional drama of love, friendship and relationship between father and children. It’s a difficult job to bring emotions and humour together, but thanks to SRP: he has done with a feel-good movie panache.
When Kathiravelan travels to Coimbatore without his father’s knowledge to create peace between his eldest sister (Chaaya Singh) and her husband, things fall right in places, but create complications to him. Being an ardent believer of Lord Hanuman, he falls in love with a beautiful girl Pavithra (Nayantara) residing opposite to her brother-in-law’s place. Seeking the help of his close friend (Santhanam) he embarks on his sweet mission to conquer her heart, but will his father accept this proposal, which has already been dashed down with daughter’s choice of marrying someone, he didn’t approve.
Udhayanidhi Stalin has carefully done a good job. He has taken special effort in each and every frame. Of course, there is a long way for this actor to travel, but this one is the flagging off position. Even there is a development in his dance. Nayantara looks so beautiful that you’ll keep admiring her, but there is nothing much scope given to her. Yes, she appears in the shades of Boss Engira Baskaran. Santhanam is the showstopper with lots of humorous quotients to staple you with. His hilarious liners and the mannerisms take us for a tour of laughter-riot. Naren of Aadukalam fame as the father of Udhay and Chaaya Singh has enriched the script with his best performance.. Chaaya Singh does a decent performance. Saranya Ponvannan doesn’t get much scope. Jayaprakash is yet again with a fantastic job.
Harris Jayaraj has to do something to retain his position in the market. There is a scarce of excitement when you listen to his songs, except few. The cinematography by Balasubramaniam is the icing of the cake.
SR Prabhakaran made an appreciable debut with a rural film ‘Sundarapandian’ and shifting to city side with a commendable job is of course a tough job, with which he makes a swift on top of moon.
On the whole, Idhu Kathiravelan Kadhal is a good time pass movie to watch your family and we are sure family audience will love this film for its entertainment factors.
Verdict: Cool entertainer of the season.