‘Comali’ Movie Review!

‘Comali’ is a fun ride with a reminder of humanity!

Reviews 16-Aug-2019 1:14 PM IST Top 10 Comments

Direction: Pradeep Ranganathan

Production: Vels Films International

Cast: Jayam Ravi, Kajal Aggarwal, Samyuktha Hegde,

K. S. Ravikumar, Yogi Babu & Sha Ra

Music: Hip-hop Tamizha Adhi

Cinematography: Richard M Nathan

Editor: Pradeep E. Ragav

After ‘Adanga Maru’, we knew that something so refreshing and new is on the way through ‘Jayam’ Ravi starrer ‘Comali’ directed by the debutant Pradeep Ranganathan and bankrolled under the banner of ‘Vels Film International’. How this colorful film had performed in screens this Independence Day?

Synopsis:

Ravi (‘Jayam’ Ravi) falls in love with Nikitha (Samyuktha Hedge) during his 12th grade which is in the year 1999 such that during the proposal by gifting his ancestral statue to her, he meets with an accident and goes to Coma. Almost after 16 years and with the care of his best friend (Yogi Babu), he comes back to conscious where he understands that new technology and also the western culture had been influencing the country at present with a drastic change compared to the year 1999. On the other hand while he is trying to cope up with the new and trending lifestyle of people and while trying to find some job for his living, he works as a watchman in a museum where Ritika (Kajal Agarwal) works. He gets a threat for the robbery in the museum such that while preventing one of the most expensive statues from the thief he understands that the statue was his ancestral property. However, the case for owning the statue had been going on with several hearings in the court, a local MLA (K. S. Ravi Kumar) has been standing stubborn that he is the legal owner and he is from a king’s family. How Ravi proves that the statue is his ancestral property and what steps he tries to prove his crucial plight of getting lump sum money for solving financial problems in his family is the story of ‘Comali’!

Analysis:

Starting off with an idea that if a person wakes up from Coma almost after 16 years and the changes which he finds to be very weird due to the influence of technology, had been absolutely a great attempt of Pradeep Ranganathan as a newcomer. However, he tried a great strategy by playing safe with humor and showcasing practical instances, the visuals of the songs and mainly the Chennai floods scenes were perfectly portrayed with the help of Cinematographer Richard M Nathan. Editing seems to be a little weak only in the second half while showing K. S. Ravi Kumar’s portions, some interesting portions of the saving the pregnant woman from the labor pain with the touch of influencing ‘humanity’ had moved attraction to the screenplay. Apart from that, ‘Hip-hop Tamizha’ Adhi’s music had been quite familiar like he had composed for ‘Meesaya Murukku’ and his other previous films, the background score seemed descent throughout the film.

Performance:

As a school student, as a person who wakes up from Coma after 16 years and as a watchman, ‘Jayam’ Ravi had proved his hard work once again through his performance whereas by equally supporting him Yogi Babu had played the role of a best friend very well. As two gorgeous ladies, Kajal Aggarwal and Samyuktha Hedge had performed well by traveling throughout the film. However, Kajal had been holding the screen with fewer portions in acting, she had fulfilled as per the requirement. Apart from that like a terror MLA, K. S. Ravi Kumar, like his wife Vinodhini and as Samyuktha’s husband and a doctor, Sha Ra had performed well.

What works?

1) ‘Jayam’ Ra vi & Yogi Babu

2) Comedy

3) Messages conveyed in the screenplay

What doesn’t work?

1) Logic mistakes

2) Dramatic second half

On the whole, ‘Comali’ is a rollercoaster with lots of twists and turns which will definitely remind us about humanity in this technology dependant universe!

Verdict:

‘Comali’ is a fun ride with a reminder of humanity!

Ratings:

5/10

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