CAST & CREW
M Manikandan of Kaaka Muttai fame (the movie got the National Award for Best Children’s Film) has helmed direction for Aandavan Kattalai, which is released today. There is also the promising casting of Vijay Sethupathi and Ritika Singh (who won National Award for Irudhi Suttru). With such talented crew, let’s see whether the movie works wonders on us.
Vijay Sethupathi comes to Chennai aspiring to get a job in London. He eventually goes to a travel agency for the purpose of obtaining his passport and other essential documents, with Yogi Babu giving him company. The film progresses with happenings including the extent the people go to get themselves a job in foreign countries. This they think will raise their status in the society. Ritika takes up the role of a righteous young journalist in the movie.
Vijay Sethupathi gives a realistic performance and his slang is worth mentioning. Rithika Singh, fresh from the success of Irudhi Suttru, proves that her success is not a fluke; here she proves her mettle. The supporting characters including Pooja Devariya and Nasser have done their jobs equally well as the lead artists. Yogi Babu deserves special mention since he not only does a good job in comedy but also emotes well.
Director Manikandan has given a balanced dosage of drama, comedy and yes, all the ingredients required for a masala entertainer. Taking a serious issue he has not indulged in too much of melodrama and eventually delivers a message.
What’s not there?
The pace of the movie could have been more gripping.
The team of Aandavan Kattalai will win the audience’s appreciation.
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