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
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
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...
While most characters in this film seem like any character from
a story revolving around members of a below middle class family
from a small town, I personally feel that each character has been
sketched with a purpose. For instance, Kesavan and Murugan's plan
of getting into politics only to enjoy the perks and luxuries
attached with the position, but not with a purpose. This is proof
to how hundreds of youngsters nowadays aspire to get into politics
for all wrong reasons.
Sindru's character reminds us of several such irresponsible
husbands who prey on their in-laws for a living and even have the
gall to procreate even when employed.
Likewise, the scene where Mithra beats the living hell out of
Kesavan might be funny and stupid for many, but very few may have
understood the fact that Pandiraj tries to prove that women should
learn to defend themselves.
The performance by the actors is decent, but the overall
performance keeps the film entertaining and away from boredom.
Pandiraj drives home a thought about the importance and purpose of
parents in our lives. This may have been achieved through the most
melodramatic fashion, but it is worth it. Yuvan's music is passable
while his background score becomes repetitive after a point of
If you know Pandiraj's style of filmmaking, then Kedi Billa
Killadi Ranga will definitely not disappoint you.