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
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
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
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.