Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Kizhakku Kadarkarai Salai is yet another poetical movie of Srikanth's and can be termed as more of an off-beat musical entertainer.
With Srikanth and Bhavana in the lead roles, the director Stanely has brought out what he wanted to convey through the movie quite easily. Their controlled emotions deserve appreciation.
Ganesh (Srikanth) works in a petrol bunk which is situated on the East Coast Road. An energetic guy, enthusiastic about life itself, he likes to have fun all the time. Priya (Bhavana) and her friends visit his petrol bunk and a conflict arises between them at that time. In that conversation Priya says "A man working in a petrol bunk couldn't possibly love and be accepted by someone as rich, lovely and desirable like me". Needless to say, Ganesh takes this as a challenge and works on worming his way into her heart while all the while planning to reject her when she finally falls in love with him.
That's just what happens - she accepts his love proposal he rejects her love by saying "I don't really love you. I just wanted to show you that anyone can fall in love with anyone. There are no terms and conditions or restrictions for a girl or boy to fall in love with someone".
Meanwhile G.T. Rajendran (Suresh), the brother of Priya, comes to know about her love for Ganesh. Typically, he opposes her love. Priya on the other hand, heartbroken but determined, works at Ganesh also realising that they're meant to be together. She endeavours to make him fall in love with her too.
Will Ganesh love Priya back? What are the master plans of GTR to curtain the love of Priya? This forms the rest of the screenplay.
Not an out-and-out love story, this film also has a bit of action and Srikanth does a good job in the fight sequences. Srikanth's plans to make Bhavana to fall in love with him are admirably convincing. Bhavana's portrayal of her love for Ganesh could have been better handled although she has put in commendable efforts.
Suresh enters the screen after the interval and makes for a good quasi-negative character until then missing in the story.
Director Stanely has given the story all ingredients for a romantic, youthful entertainer. He has made a formula film but has tried to avoid cliches. Paul J.'s music is quite good - it shows that he is growing as a music director.
Kizhakku Kadarkarai Salai, although a breeze that skims the skin but fails to touch the soul, does touch the heart now and then - it's young and watchable once.
Cast- Srikanth, Bhavana, Suresh.
Banner - Venthirai kalam
Producer - R.S.Ananthan
Director - S.S. Stanely
Music director - Paul.J
Date of Release - 10th November, 2006