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Kaavalan – Movie Review

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After facing many hurdles, the much-hyped Kaavalan has been released. The movie starring Vijay and Asin Thottumkal is a remake of Malayalam blockbuster Bodyguard. The lead stars, who created magic in Sivakasi and Pokkiri, has been in the trouble for various reasons and they need a big hit to vanish all those bitter memories. Now, let us see what they have offered. Read on for Kaavalan movie review.

Bhoominathan (Vijay) works under a powerful landlord called Muthuramalingam (Raj Kiran) as a bodyguard. Following a death threat for his daughter Meera (Asin) from his rival, Muthu appoints Bhoomi as her personal bodyguard. He accompanies Meera and her friend Madhu (Mithra Kurian) to college to protect them from the threat. But his presence at her college makes her irritating and tries to get rid of him by playing pranks with him. She starts making calls from a private number to distract him from his duties telling him that she is in love with him. As expected, after series of events, they fell in love. What happens next should be seen on-screen.

Vijay has made his strong comeback with this film. He has given an excellent performance. His mannerisms, comic timing, dances and powerful performance in the climax steals the show. As usual, Vijay-Vadivelu tickle the funny bones of the audience with their antics. Asin has done justice to her role and her chemistry with the actor has impressed the audience again. Rajkiran. Roja, Mithra Kurian are okay.Vidyasagar's music and N. K. Ekambaram cinematography are also commendable. However, the story looks weak at parts. The director should have worked a lot more on the script. Though, he has made some changes to suit Vijay's image, still there are many loop holes in the film.

In a nutshell, Kaavalan it lacks something in total. However, it is a commercial entertainer and it can be enjoyed by both class and mass audiences.

Cast: Vijay, Asin, Vadivelu, Mitra Kurein, Raj Kiran, Roja and others.
Director: Siddique
Music: Vidyasagar
Cinematographer: N. K. Ekambaram
Editor: Gowri Shankar
Released On: 15 January 2011

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