Yaakkai Movie ReviewMovie: Yaakkai
Direction: Kuzhandai Velappan
Cast: Krishna, Swathi Reddy, Prakash Raj
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematographer: Sathya Ponmar
Editor: V J Sabu Joseph
Genre: Thriller, Romance
Rating: ∗∗½

What is it about: It’s about a young lovers Kathir (Krishna) & Kavitha (Swathi Reddy). When all things are bright and beautiful, an unfortunate incident turns their world upside unleashing a conspiracy in the medical field. This forms the crux of the story directed by Kuzhandai Velappan.

Why it’s disappointing: The film is well laid with a concept, which can’t go wrong. But director Kuzhandai Velappan oversaw few factors. And that had brought down the authenticity of the film. The film starts to wander with no direction at few points. Few among them are hard digest logically. If the director had intended to make a masala flick with no logic, then we the audience can ignore them. But this film poses a genuine subject, due to which those factors gets highlighted in block letters.

Apart from that Guru Somasundaram as Sriram, was out of sync with his character. He’s shown a foreign return, but the accent is awful and too fake. An actor who had great potential was not explored to his capability. That was a big let-down.

What to watch out for: The film’s backbone is its music, Yuvan Shankar Raja did a fantastic job and most definitely he’s back to the melodies which were missing from Tamil Cinema music. All the tracks are meticulously composed and arranged with great lyrics.

Prakash Raj did a fine job in the film, who played a cop. And then the lead Krishna who gave his best but there’s still something missing for him to become a favourite of the audience.

Swathi Reddy did well for the span given to her.

Cinematography by Sathya Ponmar was delectable. And it was crisply edited by Sabu Joseph.

Verdict: Kuzhandai Velappan, does have potential but got little lost with commercial elements and presented a confused state of affairs which doesn’t fair well on screen. The music does saves the film, making it worth a watch.

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