By: Settu Shankar
Thursday, May 17, 2007
After Kokki, Karan has returned to the screen with a sure hit script - Karuppasamy Kuthagatharar. Debutante director Moorthy has done a good job directing the film. He has made of the film a presented a spicy entertainer shot with the city of Madurai in the background. The story is simple but the director made it very interesting with his talented and wistful script!
Karuppasamy (played by Karan) aka Xerox is a committed, hard working man who is a cycle stand contractor near the Madurai Bus Stand. His mimicry skills allow him to imitate actor superstar Rajinikanth. This artistic inclination of his inspires him to start a dance troupe, which becomes very successful successfully.
He leads a carefree and happy life along with his friends until Rasaathi (played by Meenakshi), a student of medicine, enters his friend's circle. Rasaathi visits Xeroxs cycle stand frequently. In the process, she meets him often and is impressed by his decent behaviour. Another thing that impresses her about Xerox Is the concern that he shows towards the way her studying is going on. In Xerox, she sees none other than her late mother. This makes her fall in love with him as time passes by.
While she consciously develops a soft corner for him, she pursues her education with more priority - her intention to study and become a doctor. Meenakshi's family comes to know of the affair between Meenakshi and Xerox. They convince Xerox to let go of Meenakshi, which he does in favour of her of pursuing her education. Finally he wins her heart despite letting her go.
It is a pleasant surprise for one to watch Karan act excellently in the film. His portrayal of Xerox will take the audience by storm. Moreover, he has maintained a balance - he has not over acted neither has he under performed. Meenakshi make her debut well in the film. She plays the role of Rasaathi very well and shows that she can play good roles these with extreme ease.
Vadivelu comes in with his comedy quirks. Though the comedy is not imbibed into the main storyline of the movie, he as always brings many a smile on the viewers face. The debutante newcomers of the film have also played their roles well.
Concerning the music, two songs are excellent. But the film has too many songs, something which spoils the film. The camerawork by Sridhar is good. He captures the city of Madurai in an excellent angle.
Banner: Friends Cinema
Cast: Karan, Meenakshi, Comedian Vadivelu, Shakthi Kumar