Kannum Kannum – Bold and beautiful
Posted by harino1 on April 12, 2008
Eyes cannot see each other, despite being near by to each other. So is the position of the lovers. They live near by but they cannot see each other. Reason?
Debutant director Marimuthu has broken a few routine habits of Tamil cinema by telling a relatively different story with distinctively different treatment.
Prasanna, an orphan vents his feelings in a poem but he doesn’t send it to any magazine. Surprisingly he reads a poem, penned by a girl, in a magazine that is quite similar to what he has written. How two persons could have the same feelings and write similar poems based on the feelings?
Prasanna is amused and sets off to find the girl. He finds that she is a collage student and living in Kutralam. He writes a letter and gets a reply. The friendship develops and it gradually evolves into love.
One fine day he goes to Kutralam to meet the girl and stays in his friend’s house. The girl is out of station on a collage tour. Ironically, the she is the sister of his friend. The hide and seek game continues till the intermission point.
In the second half the friend dies in a mishap, which is caused by Prasanna accidentally. Prasanna, wanting to make atonement for his fault, takes the responsibility of his friend and considers his friend’s sisters as his own sisters. When the girl comes back, she finds a new ‘brother’, who is supposed to be her lover. What happens to the love makes the excellently conceived and well executed climax.
Prasanna has hit a hat trick after the successes in ‘Saadhu Miranda’ and ‘Anjathey’. He has brilliantly handled the predicament of the protagonist, who comes to know that the sister is actually his lover. His portrayal of the pain of sacrificing his love for the sake of the other girls is emphatic. He evokes sympathy among audiences whenever he is subjected to the angry of his lover accusing him for the death of her brother.
Udayathara, who is jovial in the beginning, becomes serious after losing her brother. Her eyes act well by exuding various emotions including anger, despair, and agony. She has amazingly expressed the state of distress of facing the possibility of being called as sister by the lover.
Haarish as the brother shines in a small yet significant role. So is the case with Vijayakumar, who plays the father.
Vadivelu’s imaginative comedy track provides much needed relief for the serious movie. Some of the scenes are quite enjoyable.
Balasubramaniam has beautifully captured the beauty of Kutralam. Dina’s Music is poignant while Vairamuthu’s lyrics add depth to the songs.
Director Mohan Radha and director Marimuthu has admirably chosen a delicate theme boldly to make a film. Marimuthu has begun his travel in film world with lot of promise. The youngster with a rare talent and lot of creativity could evolve as a distinctive filmmaker.