What you get to see in Pandiraj's Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga (KBKR) is not out-of-the-box, intelligent or not even inspiring, but just plain entertainment that will make you leave the cinema hall with a sigh of relief, even when you know the plot is inundated with loopholes and unignorable cliches.
Despite glaring flaws, KBKR manages to entertain because of the refreshing presentation of a story done to death in Tamil cinema.
We take a peek into the lives of three wastrels - Kesavan (Vimal), Pattai Murugan (Sivakarthikeyan) and Sindru (Soori), living life without any ambition. While Kesavan and Murugan aspire of a career in politics and, therefore, spend most of their time in the service of a local politician, Sindru, their best friend, unemployed and married, hopes to make ends meet by not even moving a muscle.
At home, Kesavan and Murugan are always mistreated by their parents for not being responsible and shamelessly staying dependent on them. Nothing seems to affect them, though. How do these wastrels turn responsible and realise the importance of time and life? This forms the rest of the story.
The film absolutely doesn't boast of a storyline, as most of it is merely about friendship and how certain events trigger off the responsible side of the protagonists. Known for his ability to blend humour into his narrative, which in this film's case is witty one-liners, director Pandiraj makes this film nothing less than a delightful watch. Even though the wastrels are disobedient and extremely lazy, they embrace life with a hint of optimism, which I think is rarely found in such characters.
As parents, all of Pandiraj's characters speak with razor sharp sarcasm that paves way to some comical moments in most conversations with their sons. Most of these scenes are entertaining, yet they leave an afterthought. Continue reading the review on the slideshow...