Here is a director, who has the ability to make a movie on the realistic lines without harming the commercial elements. Yes, KV Anand"s latest film Ko has all the ingredients like thrill, action, romance etc. The story of the film is said to be partially inspired by his own life experience of a photojournalist. Read on for Ko review.
Ashwin (Jeeva) works as a photojournalist and Renuka Narayanan (Karthika) and Saro (Piaa Bajpai) are his colleagues, who are reporters in the same daily. The story sets during the election time, where the Chief Minister Yogeswaran (Prakash Raj) and the leader of the opposition party Alavandhan (Kota Sreenivasa Rao), are in a bitter battle for power. There is also a young man Vasanthan Perumal (Ajmal), who has entered the race with the desire to clean the politics.
The polls get a twist when Ashwin-Renuka"s investigative journalism unveils the true faces of Yogeswaran and Sreenivasa Rao. Meanwhile, a bomb explosion leads to Saro"s death during one of the Vasanthan"s election campaigns. This incident and the press support lead to the youth"s victory in the assembly election. What happens next should be seen on-screen.
Jeeva has given his best performance till date. His body language and his acting have given a real look to the character. Karthika, the daughter of yesteryear actress Radha, could not have expected a better role than this. She has emoted well in many scenes. Piaa is good in her second lead role. Ajmal surprises you with his wonderful acting, while Prakash Raj and Kota Srinivasa Rao have given impeccable performance.
Writer Shubha is the real hero of the film for writing dialogues and racy screenplay with KV Anand. Harris Jayaraj"s music is good, Anthony"s editing is perfect, and Peter Haynes" actions are impressive, Richard M Nathan's cinematography is apt. All this credit should go to KV Anand, who has taken the best out of his cast and crew. The director has made the film in an extraordinary style.
Ko has arrived at the right time, as the people of Tamil Nadu are eagerly awaiting for the results of the general assembly elections. However, the movie has minor loopholes, but it is avoidable as the movie is a perfect package of entertainment.
Cast: Jeeva, Karthika Nair, Piaa Bajpai, Ajmal Ameer, Prakash Raj, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Sona Heiden and others.
Director: KV Anand
Music: Harris Jayaraj
Cinematography: Richard M Nathan
Producer: Kumar and Jayaraman
Released On: April 22, 2011