Direction : M. Muthaiya
Production : Company Productions
Starring : M. Sasikumar, Mahima Nambiar, Sanusha, Vidharth, Poorna
Music : N. R. Raghunanthan
Cinematography : S. R. Kathir
Editing : Venkat Rajen
Following the success of Kutti Puli, both Sasikumar and director Muthaiah are teaming up together for the film ‘Kodi Veeran’. The film features Mahima Nambiar, Poorna, Sanusha, Viddarth, Vikram Sukumaran and Pasupathy in important roles. N.R. Raghunanthan has composed music for this film.
The film traverses through the lives of three brothers and sisters – Sasikumar and Sanusha, Viddarth-Vikram Sukumaran and Mahima Nambiar and Pasupathy-Poorna. The unconditional bonding and love these brothers carry for their sisters and what happens when these characters bounce upon each other forms the basic premise.
Muthaiah has always been making films based on nativity and he completely gives his best with this part. The filmmaker needs special mention for his earnest efforts in catering to the tastes of rural family audiences. But then, this basic premise is completely based on the clashes between the heroes and villains. After a certain point of time, the audiences do get slightly bored of repeated drama. At the same time, Muthaiah has tried crafting the screenplay with entertaining portions during the first part. Since, some of the portions in second hour get predictable, we tend to see that engrossing elements slightly missing. Background score by NR Raghunanthan and cinematography by Kathir are the greatest attractions in this film. If the second half was slightly trimmed in duration, then it could have been a better version.
When it comes to casting and performance, Muthaiah has done a good job. All the actors have done what is exactly required for the role. Sasikumar befittingly gives an impressive performance and he looks tailor made for the role. Since Pasupathy and Poorna characterizations are mostly depicted with antagonistic approach, we might not get the exact sentimental essence of what is projected through them. Sanusha has delivered a matured performance. Poorna deserves special mention for her bold move of tonsuring her head. Mahima Nambiar looks pleasant and is a good selection for the role. Vikram Sukumaran gets a meaty role to perform. Viddarth does what is required for the role.
1. Star-cast and performance
2. Background score
What doesn’t work?
1. Stereotypical narration
2. Second half
As mentioned above, Kodi Veeran belongs to the usual paradigm of a Muthaiah film and if you’re very well prepared for this, then ‘Kodi Veeran’ will cater to your tastes.
Verdict : Engaging in parts. Could’ve been better avoiding lots of clashes and adding little more good drama.
Rating : 4.5/10
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