Actor Shaam is due for a massive hit for a long time now. In spite of proving his acting skills in a big way, he could not register a massive commercial hit to his name. This has made him to juggle between Tamil and Telugu film industries. The actor, who was last seen in Agam Puram in Tamil films, is returning to Kollywood with 6 Candles.
Shaam stunned the audience with the first look of 6 candles. People did not recognise him in the posters and it came as a big booster for the movie. He has joined hands with Durai, who started his career by directing Ajith Kumar in Mugavari. His last movie Nepali was an experimental movie, which won critics' appreciation, but commercially it did not do well. He is returning to Kollywood after five years.
Their combo has been making positive noise with the trailer and the posters of 6 Candles. Especially, the trailer of the flick crossed two lakh views in no time on YouTube which clearly tells how people are waiting for the movie. Adding to that, Kannada superstar Sudeep, who saw the movie at a special screening, has praised the movie to heavens. Well, how this combo has worked out? What they have to offer? Find it in the review...
People might be wondering about what the title - 6 Candles - conveys. The answer is that the hero Shaam loses his son on his sixth birthday. The frustrated father, in order to find his only son, travels every corner of the country. In the process, we are told about child trafficking gangs. In simple words, what the father faces and learns, form the crux of the story.
First And Second Half
The story moves on in a good pace and keeps you engaged most of the time. In the second half, the emotional scenes might get boring.
Indeed, characters could make you cry in 6 candles. But on the action parts, it lacks the necessary punch. However, the director might have tried to give a realistic look rather than making it very filmy.
Shaam's Performance Simply Outstanding
Shaam is outstanding in the role. Every other avatar of the actor is a treat to watch. People would easily say that this movie is his best flick and performance till date.
Poonam Is Good
Shaam's hardwork is visible in every frame of 6 Candles. Poonam Kaur, despite her limited role, leaves an impact.
Music Gets Thumbs Up
Musician Srikanth Deva, who was out of form, stuns you with his composition in the movie. His background score is amazingly brilliant.
Cinematographer Krishnaswamy has done a good job. He has also tried to shoot in different angles.
Arun Kumar's editing is good. But it would have been a lot better had he made it slick. Note that the length of 6 Candles is 140 minutes with just two songs.
Last but not least, Durai, the captain of the ship, gets full marks for not making any compromises. Not only he has taken the best out of his team, but he himself has done his job to his best of his abilities. His screenplay is good, but it could have been wonderful if he made some compromises and added some commercial elements.
Verdict: Don't be surprised if the story reminds you of Aanmai Thavarel, which was about trafficking women. 6 Candles is not a regular flick. If you had loved Thangameengal, then you would definitely love this flick.