Prabhu Solomon has already stamped his authority in Kollywood as a director who has the capability of narrating a simple love story in the most fascinating way possible. Does Kayal, which is the third straight love story fabricated by the Kumki director has enough to come out as a winner this holiday season? Continue reading the review to unlock the answer.
Two friends Aaron(Chandran) and Socrates(Vincent) work hard for 6 months and spend their money exploring every nook and corner of India. While travelling to Kanyakumari, they are mistakenly held captive in a mansion for helping a couple elope. Aaron instantly falls for Kayal(Ananthi), a maidservant working in the mansion and proposes her.
After learning that the two friends are innocent, the family releases them. Meanwhile, Kayal realizes she too has fallen in love with Aaron and so begins her journey to find Aaron. Will Kayal find him in spite of many obstructions? Will they reunite despite a major disaster? Answers to these questions forms the rest of the story.
The film's primary strength is the performances dished out by all its actors. Ananthi's expressions are natural while Chandran and Vincent carry the first half of the movie on their shoulders through impeccable dialogue deliveries and their performances.
Supporting actors too have done justice to their characters and Prabhu Solomon once again shows how effective casting can help the overall look of the film.
Kayal is a technically brilliant movie. Technical aspects and performances are two pillars of this movie which will be responsible in keeping the cash registers ringing long enough to satisfy its producers. D Imman's music has once again created magic like it did for Mynaa and Kumki. Kayal might have lost its way if not for Imman's music.
Cinematographer Vetrivel Mahendran has done a fantastic job in displaying nature at its best. Samuel has done a decent job as an editor and keeps the movie short enough(2 hours and 19 minutes) to make it interesting despite a few slow-moving scenes. Special mention goes to the VFX team to bring alive the 2004 Tsunami on screen almost flawlessly.
Kayal scores big through its performances, technicalities and an intriguing narration by its director. However, there are a few undeniable flaws that prevents this movie from being labelled as an outstanding flick.