You know that you’re in a Rajesh M Selva picture if there is at least one personality who is held captive, expecting to propel the story. He treats the personality just as a plot device. It occurred with all Thoongavanam, in which it had been Vasu (Arman Abdullah). Here, it’s Akshara Haasan (her voice seems just like Shruti Haasan’s), enjoying Aatirah, wed to Abi Hassan (who, even in some specific angels, looks like Vikram Prabhu), who’s coincidentally named. . .Vasu.
Rajesh M Selva appears to have developed a fetish for writing scripts which air-drop lead roles to absurd scenarios (see: Hollywood thrillers). If Diwakar (performed with Kamal Haasan) was captured in the center of a drug mafia at Thoongavanam, KK (a never-disappointing Vikram) finds himself aboard two warring investigative groups, headed by the Malaysian Police Department. There is also a self-referential joke regarding Thoongavanam which illuminates the otherwise stressed mood.
Having a slick runtime of 120 minutes, there isn’t a single boring moment (thanks to M Ghibran whose rating is rousing) at Kadaram Kondan, that maybe may be argued since the movie’s biggest accomplishment, taking into consideration the sort of film it’s: action-thriller. While he is on the run for his own life, we’re introduced into Vasu and Aatirah, who’ve only settled in Malaysia. The duo pass as a youthful, happy bunch not stressing too much about lifestyle.
If Vasu leaves work, she asks who’d manage these in his or her absence. He states,”Are not you for our infant?” The spectacle brings a feeling of warmth into the viewers. You wish that there were such natural minutes, which makes the characters feel alienated. Vasu functions as a medical nurse at a hospital, in which KK is medicated for his or her injuries. You get where I am going for this, right? The conceit is not anything new, however, also the tightly-written screenplay does the job. Rajesh Selva assembles the story nicely, letting us perform the guessing game. However, for example KK, the movie too had a adrenaline rush which could have made it tighter.
Includes a secret existence. He is a dual agent-turned-mercenary. 1 problem with Kadaram Kondan is that balls of advice — which assisted in personality growth — are functioned as departure references. You might say this is a much better way than with a backstory. However, the writing becomes suitable at locations. For example, KK’s connection with a significant personality is shown in the end. But why? Can this change anything differently? No.
However, Vikram himself has little to offer at Kadaram… but he breaks bonestakes bullets and does his own stunts. He receives fewer lines and cause you to wonder whether he had been prepping for his second movie with Mani Ratnam. KK isn’t an outstanding personality composed for Vikram — he’d have pulled off this while he had been undergoing an extreme diet for that I . Abi Hassan and Akshara, although very comfortable in their functions, are seriously miscast.
The issue isthey do not make you believe because of their personalities, notably Abi Hassan. Every time he is about Vikram, you do not feel his bitterness and may literally read his thoughts “Look, I am with KK. Which means I am safe.”
As an example, we’ve experienced pretentious thrillers and films about double representatives in which filmmakers watered down the screenplay, pandering to the Kodambakkam crowd. In that way, it is refreshing to see a film that’s unapologetic in its strategy.