Movie: Kootathil Oruthan
Direction: T J Gnanavel
Cast: Ashok Selvan, Priya Anand, Samuthirakani, Anupama Kumar
Music: Nivas K Prasanna
Cinematographer: P K Varma
Editor: Leo John Paul
What is it about: It’s about a young lad, who is never considered to be a priority in anyone’s life including his family. One unfortunate incident turn events upside down favouring him, what happens post that forms the crux of the story directed by TJ Gnanavel.
Why it’s disappointing: There is hardly anything ill about this film, as it runs on a neat notion and keeps up the subject. But few characters in the film didn’t fit their attires respectively. For instance Bala Saravanan and Jennifer looked really forced in the film. So was Sanjay Bharathi, as his character required a depth which was missing.
What to watch out for: There are films which preach and there are movies which infuse preaching effortlessly. KO, is one such film, which has a very noble gesture incorporated in their story. Director TJ Gnanavel, does a neat job in etching the central characters which makes this one gullible.
Ashok Selvan, definitely needs a good film to keep his head in the game. And in KO he did a very good job in essaying the two shades of the character. With that being said, he might get a good head start with this film, as it literally banks on his character.
Priya Anand, may not have such a prominent role in the film. But she did a fine one.
Samuthrakani, who does a guest appearance in the film most definitely makes a mark and did a commendable job.
Marimuthu, who plays the role of Ashok’s father did a good job, and so was John Vijay who was pretty good.
The cinematography by PK Varma, was good and the editing was crisp by Leo John Paul. The music by Nivas Prasanna was melodious and had a good feel to it.
Verdict: Gnanavel, delivers a neat film, which you can without a doubt say a family entertainer which gives a neat amount of inspiration to people on the message they have intended to deliver. Definitely worth a watch.