Vijay Sethupathi's fifth movie of the year released today in more than 270 screens in Tamil Nadu. Directed by Manikandan of Kaaka Muttai fame, Aandavan Kattalai was one of the most anticipated Tamil films in recent times. So what does the film has to offer? Continue reading our review to know.
Bankrolled by GN Anbu Chezhiyan under Gopuram Films and Tribal Arts, Aandavan Kattalai also features Ritika Singh of Irudhi Suttru fame, Pooja Devariya, Nassar and Yogi Babu in important roles.
Aandavan Kattalai Plot:
Vijay Sethupathi sets his foot in Chennai with a dream of landing a job in London. Accompanied by Yogi Babu, Vijay approaches a local travel agency in an attempt to get his passport and other necessary documents required to fly out of the country.
Rest of the film deals with what people do in order to land themselves a job in foreign countries, which is supposed to elevate their social status. It also narrates how people get conned with a generous dose of comedy.
One of the biggest strengths of Aandavan Kattalai is its cast. While lead actors Vijay Sethupathi and Ritika have done a decent job, the supporting cast walk away with all the accolades.
Performers like Pooja Devariya and Nassar manage to keep things realistic, but it is Yogi Babu, who apart from dishing out some rib-tickling sequences, has also contributed towards the drama side of things by emoting well in emotional scenes.
Ritika Singh scores in the second half. Kudos to the director for portraying her in a totally different avatar, which enables us to erase the Irudhi Suttru girl from our minds while watching this flick.
Though the movie is aimed at creating an awareness about a contemporary issue (which it does), this Manikandan directorial may suffer because of its pace, for it is a tad too slow.
Having said that, slowness in the narration doesn't hamper the joy this movie delivers to its audiences.
Cinematography by Shanmuga Sundaram and editing by Anucharan is apt and goes along well with the screenplay. Music by K is average.
Manikandan knows how to deliver a movie with a sensible message intertwined with a bountiful of humor. Aandavan Kattalai is no different and this too, like Kaaka Muttai is an enjoyable ride.