Sunday, November 30, 2014

Kaaviya Thalaivan - Movie Review

Director G.Vasantha balan has always been  unique and has kept himself away from the normal commercial crappy dramas from his debut. His previous projects like ‘Angadi Theru’ ‘Veyyil’, and ‘Aravaan had exhibited his worthiness and commitment to the cinema. Kaaviya Thalaivan is one more addition to his brand list. He always endeavors for a good cinema and his hard work is clearly seen in every frame in this movie too.

It’s also a periodic movie like his Aravan. The plot is set in 1940 , revolving around the lives of two theatre actors, Kalliappa Bhagavathar (Siddharth) and Gomathi Nayagam Pillai (Prithiviraj), who are the students of Sivadas Swamigal and are the top stars of Tamil drama world. Kaali explores himself with innovative and liberal methods of acting, whereas Gomathi believes, infact lives as per the conventional drama rulebooks.. But soon, the situation makes brings in jealousy and friendship changes into revenge.

Siddharth and Prithviraj have superbly competed with each other and have given their best till date, while Vedhika too has done a brilliant acting. Nasser as always has lived in the character. Thambi Ramaiah and other comedy actor (sorry don’t get his name) too has done a very decent job.

With great support from his technical team, Vasantha balan has literally have showcased the early 1900s not just in the sets and costumes, but strongly backed up with his script. Neerav Shas efforts are remarkable. A. R. Rahman is one of the important pillars which carried the movie so along and has glued well for the periodic plot too. But it’s true that the songs in the 2nd half has slightly slowed down the pace.

As all the media cries, I too say a big salute to the effort that has gone into its making, but the final product could have been still better. Nevertheless, 'Kaaviya Thalaivan' is definitely a great attempt and we should appreciate the director for extracting some of the best performances from actors whose talent we've always underestimated; also for the producers who had appreciated the script and backing up this endevour !

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