Kadamban Movie ReviewMovie: Kadamban
Direction: Ragava
Cast: Arya, Catherine Tresa
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematographer: S R Sathish Kumar
Editor: Deva
Genre: Action, Drama
Rating: ∗∗½

What is it about: This film is about a sect of people who still evolve in the jungles and mountains. And how one fondly available mineral on their land creates a conflict in their lives forms the crux of the story directed by Ragava.

Why it’s disappointing: It’s one of those films, which had a great premise to build on but fails due to unfortunate reasons. For instance the release date, the makers did a wrong move in bringing this out with a family drama and a commercial potboiler. That made this lost among the audience. As this one had a social value to it. Another was the treatment of the film, which was little sloppy, it kind of dives in to compromises. Director Ragava was very honest in making this film, but these factors might become a hurdle in winning over the box office.

Catherine Teresa, needs to improve her style of acting. As she seems to emote the same regardless of the role she plays. This feature of hers is bringing down the credibility of her performance.

And most definitely the Villain in the film played by Deepraj Rana was kind of so-so and didn’t fit the attire, as he didn’t make an impact.

What to watch out for: The lead of the film does deserve a credit as Arya was not seen on screen for a long time and it did work out for him pretty well. He gave a commendable performance.

The supporting cast was quite good and was chosen well. Everyone fit right in their respective characters and did a good job.

The action in the film was choreographed well, and was performed right by Arya.

The VFX of the film was neat, the job was done well. The cinematography by Sathish Kumar was delectable and the editing by Deva was smooth. The music by Yuvan Shankar Raja was a good one.

Verdict: Ragava, made an honest film on social cause. Which has its heart in the right place but skipped a few beats. Definitely worth a watch.

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