R Parthiepan's Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam has struck gold in its opening weekend. The movie, which was released against biggie Anjaan starring Surya and Samantha, has won audience and critics' hearts. It is now evident with the increase in screens from 211 to 250.
Anjaan starring Surya and Samantha had completely dominated the market in the first weekend. So, Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam was released without much publicity. But the Surya's film got thumbs down from audience and critics. On the other end, the Parthiepan's Tamil film managed to impress the audience. Here, we bring you critics reviews of the film...
The Hindu Review
Parthiban manages to have it both ways: he remains true to the film's philosophy, and he remains true to his audience's (namely, the Tamil film audience's) need for closure. Isn't Tamil cinema's newfound meta-love just wonderful?
Times of India Review
The film is basically a witty commentary on the film industry and in this, it is quite similar to the recent Jigarthanda, which was also a film on the film industry dressed up as a gangster movie. Here too, you get the veteran breaking into a monologue on the disappointment that this glamorous industry offers to those who strive to make a mark.
R Parthiepan's Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam has an entertaining story and is definitely worth a watch.
Radhakrishnan Parthiben's Kathai Thirakathai Vasanam Iyakkam touted as a "A movie without a story", is decent and fresh approach to filmmaking. The story is about cinema within cinema, and how difficult it is to conceive something new in commercial Tamil cinema.
Just as much as it is a compelling mode of entertainment, cinema is a tantalising yet vicious maze of opportunity, money making and involves talent combined with a lot of luck to evolve as a success story. Beginning to this arduous endeavour is creativity. However, not all story on paper translates into equally gripping experience on screen. But what if there is no story at all? Four new faces in the pivotal plot and many other equally talented new comers in every frame, with many of the leading stars thrown in as cameo, here comes Parthiepan, marking his stamp once again. But story? The quest for one is the theme of Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam.
"A movie without a story", "Tribute to one hundred years of cinema", says the tagline of Kadhai Thiraikadhai Vasanam Iyakkam directed by Radhakrishnan Parthiban who is famous for his penchant to be different. And he continues to establish this fact in Kadhai Thiraikadhai Vasanam Iyakkam (KTVI).