Direction: Andrew Louis
Production: Diya movies
Cast: Arjun Sarja, Nassar, Vijay Antony, Ashima Narwal & Seetha
Music: Simon K. King
Editor: Richard Kevin
Continuously having back to back film releases so often at recent times, Vijay Antony is now associated with Arjun for the first time in ‘Kolaigaran’ in which this duo is much awaited on screens for a very long time. Will they satisfy the expectations of audience with the thrilling screen play of ‘Kolaigaran’?
In the very first scene after the title, Prabhakaran (Vijay Antony) gets surrendered to Police officer (SP) Karthikeyan (Arjun) for a murder case. Who has done the murder? What is the flashback of the murder? How the mystery of the case will be solved? It’s all about finding the actual ‘Kolaigaran’!
Based from the story of a Japanese Novel ‘The Devotion of Suspect X’ which had been inspired in the film ‘The Suspect X’, the Malayalam and Tamil film, ‘Drishyam’ and ‘Papanasam’ respectively has been released. May be because of the same story line about finding how the suspect has done the murder and who would have been the criminal, Andrew Louis’s ‘Kolaigaran’ seems to give us a feeling of a slow moving screenplay throughout the film because of more dialogues but with a different style. However 2 songs in the first half seemed not so important in the thrilling story, the second half seemed interesting with investigation twists and background music of Simon K. King were indulging thrill even though the scoring reminds us of ‘Ratsasan’ then and there.
How much ever the character is light or serious, without having any over exaggeration, it has been revolving with the comments of audience that Vijay Antony maintains the same sad face in this film as well such that this has also been a positive aspect for the thrilling story. As usual owing the character in the film as a Police officer, Arjun has done his character without any extra add on in delivering dialogues and in a limited margin of performance. As a debutant, Ashima Narwal (‘Miss India in Australia’) who has tried acting for the first time in ‘Kolaigaran’ has performed well travelling throughout the film with good expressions. Playing the role of Ashima’s mother, Seetha has also performed well.
1) Arjun’s character and performance
2) Unexpected twists and turns
3) Background music
What doesn’t work?
1) Screenplay reminding the story of ‘Drishyam’
2) Unwanted two songs in the first half
On the whole, rather than making us to sit in the ‘corner of our seats’, ‘Kolaigaran’ is a thriller giving a leisure feeling. If the songs in the first half were trimmed off, the film would have been still more interesting with the heated up thrills.
‘Kolaigaran’ is absolutely a slow poison with brushing up the idea of ‘Drishyam’!
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