Movie: Kurangu Bommai
Direction: Nithilan Swaminathan
Cast: Vidharth, Bharathiraja, Delna Davis
Music: Ajaneesh Loknath
Cinematographer: NS Udhayakumar
Editor: Abhinav Sunder Nayak
What is it about: Its crime thriller, which revolves around a bag with a picture of monkey on it, the mystery which surrounds the bag forms the crux of the story directed by Nithilan Swaminathan.
Why it’s disappointing: I really have no complaints about this movie.
What to watch out for: Sometimes a debutante hits you hard, which even a well-seasoned director couldn’t pull off. I may have exaggerated a bit, but I don’t feel bad for it as the film was beautifully scripted and narrated in a poised way. Director Nithilan, made sure that the story plays the lead in the film and kept an amazing balance between the characters. Every one of them gets registered with the audience regardless of their duration on the screen. It flows seamlessly with a steady pace which doesn’t compromises at any point and engages you impressively. Every notion of the story was perfectly explained in a very fashioned manner. Loved the way the story unfolds, just when you think you’ve cracked the code, Nithilan surprises you with a twist which is utterly unexpected. And there he stood strong as a creator.
Bharathiraja, without a doubt is a wonderful actor. The authenticity he brings to the character is remarkable. But he makes it look effortless. Amazing performance.
Vidharth, he did a very good job and a commendable one, so did Delna Davis. And there was this pick-pocket character who did a wonderful job, not only he made the audience laugh but too dished out an amazing performance.
PL Thenappan did a crisp one. Not to forget Elango Kumaravel, he delivered one of the best among the lot alongside Bharathiraja.
The cinematography by Udhayakumar was impressive and it was precisely edited by Abhinav Sundar Nayak. The music and background score by Ajaneesh was a good one.
Verdict: Nithilan, did a fantastic job in deriving a thriller, which flows at a steady pace demanding audience’s attention. That being said, he proved that if a film is content driven it will reach the masses, and doesn’t require any MASS to make an impact. Don’t miss this one, please catch it and support quality cinema.