Movie: Adhe Kangal
Direction: Rohin Venkatesan
Cast: Kalaiyarasan, Janani Iyer, Sshivada
Editor: Leo John Paul
What is it about: It’s about a blind entrepreneur Varun (Kalaiyarasan) who falls in love with a stranger, and one fine day due to unfortunate turn of events things go upside down and his girlfriend goes missing. The conspiracy surrounding that incident forms the crux of the story directed by Rohin Venkatesan.
Why it’s disappointing: There’s nothing much to ponder in this section, except for the initial lag in the screenplay the film makes it up later for it. And for few commercial compromises, which could have been excluded and that would have made this more engaging.
What to watch out for: New directors are making waves in the Tamil Industry at the moment. We recently saw “D-16” by Karthick Naren, which was appreciated all over. And this may not be as close to that calibre, but still manages to make its place. Director Rohin, did a neat job in etching this thriller, even though you know what will happen next, he manages to nudge the obvious with few tweaks.
Kalaiyarasan, is on a roll with quite a few movies lined up. With Adhe Kangal, he might hit the target with an established lead. His character could have been explored more, but the potential was cut short. And Kalai did a good job for the scope given to him in the film.
Janani Iyer, had a very small stint to play in the film. And she did that with grace.
Bala Saravanan does require a special mention in this film. After “Darling” this was one film, where his comedy timing worked well and made the audiences laugh hard.
The star of the film, I would say is Sshivada. We previously saw her in “Nedunchaalai”. Post which this will be her next Tamil film. She did a great job and holds the movie quite strong in the second half with her commendable performance.
The rest of the supporting cast which includes the upcoming potentials Lingaa, Abdool & Abishek Joseph George performed their respective characters to best.
Cinematography by Ravivarman was good, so was the crisp editing by Leo John Paul. Music by Ghibran was good and background score was a highlight of the film.
Verdict: Rohin Venkatesan, did a neat job in making an agreeable thriller. Which jumps the hoops cleverly with requisite elements placed at regular intervals. Definitely worth a watch.
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