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Every love story has its share of difficulties. In his third love story ‘ Kayal’, director Prabhu Solomon puts Aaron and Kayal, two people madly in love with each other, against the mighty force of the destructive tsunami of 2004.
Aaron (Chandran) and Socrates (Vincent) are two friends who work different jobs for six months and then use all that money to travel to exciting and beautiful places in the next six months. They believe that life is much more than money, and their philosophy is to enjoy life as much as they can. One such trip brings them to a village, where Aaron meets Kayal (Rakshita). To him, she seems perfect, and he falls for her instantly. Aaron leaves when Kayal doesn’t reciprocate. After he leaves, Kayal realizes that she’s in love with him too and goes to Kanyakumari in search of him. This is when the trouble begins as the violent tsunami strikes, wreaking havoc on anything in its path. Will the lovers unite? Watch the movie to find out.
‘Kayal’ is an innocent movie. The strength of the movie is its simplicity. Be it the plot or the characters, they’re not larger than life, and anyone can relate to the characters and their plight. It is because of the ability to relate that the audience consistently roots for the lovers to unite amidst all the difficulties. The music and the background score by D Imaan complement the overall feel of the movie. Other than that, the cinematography by Vetrivel Mahendran is one point. He captures the innocence on the faces of the lovers and the harrowing consequences of the tsunami.
Chandran and Rakshita deliver nuanced performances. They’re very confident on screen, and it doesn’t look like their debut. Their chemistry is sweet and honest. The supporting cast doesn’t have much to do, but they shine as well. Especially Vincent, whose rapport with Chandran is effortless.
1. Amazing debut performances by Chandran and Rakshita.
2. The quality visuals.
3. The soulful music.
What’s not there?
1. There is nothing new about the plot, except that it is set up against the backdrop of a tsunami.
‘Kayal’ is a charming love story with heartfelt moments, genuine performances, gorgeous camera work and soothing music. This movie will stay with the audience for a long time.
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