Production: Lyca Productions
Cast: Nayanthara, Yogi Babu, Saranya Ponvanan, Jacqueline
Music: Anirudh Ravichander
Cinematography: Sivakumar Vijayan
Keen in choosing character oriented and female centric roles in her previous movies, will Ladystar’s new avatar of being an innocent girl work in ‘Kolamaavu Kokila’?
In order to save her mom who is diagnosed with Cancer and to help with finance for her mom’s treatment, ‘Kolamaavu Kokila’ is a comedy drama which makes Kokila (Nayanthara) to get linked with drug peddling group and the comedy consequences followed by that. Whether Kokila transports all the drugs without getting red handed to the cops? Will she get the money she wants for saving her mom, makes the core of the movie.
Applying the trend of black comedy, the debut director Nelson has set the strong base with the leading heroine, perfect music director and top comedian in his loop. Introducing all the characters for 40 minutes in the movie, the story seems to travel slowly in the first half whereas Nelson has coped up in the next sequences with thrilling intermission. Maintaining the thrill and giving space for Yogi Babu to perform, the second half goes on with possible doubts of whether the climax will be satisfied to everyone carrying few lags then and there. Having buzz with “Kalyana Vayasu..” song much before the release, the remaining songs in the movie seems to have less importance whereas Rockstar Anirudh has never failed to mesmerize with the appropriate background music. With the cinematography of Sivakumar Vijayan with intense dark tone which has helped to get presented in the exact of every scene. Due to lengthy and slow moving scenes, it would be much better if editing is sharper in order to reduce the lag.
Being in the same type of costume and make up almost in all the scenes with apt reactions, perfect dialogue delivery and pronunciation, Lady Superstar has amazed with maintaining the same meter throughout the movie. In the role of Nayan’s sister, Vijay TV Anchor Jacqueline has performed so well which doesn’t seem like this movie is her debut movie. Yogi Babu’s comedy is one of the main pillars for the movie. His tortures by proposing love to Nayan which makes him to get involved in will never make us bear to burst out with laughter then and there. Although with the character of a middle class background and aged character of a mother (which is not at all new to her), Saranya Ponvannan’s performance has scored sixes in all possible scenes with emotions and comedy. Besides them, Motta Rajendiran, Saravanan and a dozen of Vijay TV stars has also travelled in the peddling movie journey.
1) Performance of Nayanthara and other important characters.
2) Yogi Babu’s comedy
3) Music and Cinematography
What doesn’t work?
1) Slow travelling story
2) Least acceptable screenplay
On the whole, this movie will be a treat for the black comedy lovers. But if more comedy and thrill is added to the movie, ‘CoCo’ might be still spicier and interesting.
Verdict : Watch not only for Kokila’s innocence but for more Yogi Babu’s comedy.
Ratings : 5.5/10
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