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(U) (2014)

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22 Oct 2014
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Kaththi Review

It takes one man's will to change the course of history forever. When the chips are down, even the faintest hope can make a legend out of a common man. It does not matter if you are fighting a goon or a big corporation. Kaththi is the story of one such man, who reinvents himself to unite people to fight for a common cause.

However, the action packed dialogues for Vijay makes up. Vijay fans are in for a treat with his dialogues and unique action sequences.

While the movie lacks the substance to become iconic, it will still entertain you for the first time. A weekend watch perhaps?

Kathiresan aka Kaththi, a criminal, escapes from the Kolkata prison and comes to Chennai, where he comes across his doppelganger Jeevanandham, fighting for his life after being shot at by unknown men. Kaththi decides to pass off as Jeeva and make away with a lump sum amount but once he realizes who Jeeva really is, Kaththi turns a crusader.

It is commendable that Murugadoss wants to highlight the plight of our farmers and raise awareness on the soft drink companies exploiting our ground water.

The fans would automatically expect too much if a successful pair joins hands once again, and in the case of Vijay – A.R. Murugugadoss it has gone a step ahead.

Vijay as Jeevanandham & Kathiresan has delivered a lifetime performance, and showed a brilliant variety in both the roles, albeit not even a great makeover between both the roles. Samantha is cute and complements really well with Vijay for 3 songs.

Verdict: Vijay & Murugados have redefined the term ‘commercial’ once again and delivered a perfect diwali treat for the Tamil audience.

Had Kaththi been a film with loftier ambitions, we might say it begins in medias res – but it does begin with a bang. A prison. An escape. A freeze frame. Then, a flashback, which contains one of those procedural depictions AR Murugadoss is so fond of.

The film gets better as it goes along, mostly because Murugadoss rediscovers, midway, the soundmasala instincts that had apparently abandoned him earlier

Verdict: A lot of flab, but some solid masala moments.

Vijay has used this opportunity to play diverse roles in the same movie and proves his experience as a performer and as an entertainer. While Kathir is high on theatrics and is the Vijay that we have enjoyed on screen in many mass entertainers, Jeeva is fresh and non-Vijay in every aspect.

To sum up, Kaththi is a grand production which rides on Vijay's dual roles, the social interest angle and some impactful scenes which are part of the mix.

Verdict: Murugadoss delivers a strong commercial movie with a nice social angle, in true Vijay style !

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