Oru Kal Oru Kannadi was a dream debut for Udhayanidhi Stalin, a producer who has given many hits under his banner. His first movie was a feel good comedy entertainer. Now, he is making his comeback with his next outing Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal, which is releasing today for the Valentine's Day (February 14).
Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal is a romantic comedy movie. Nayantara, for the first time, is romancing Udhayanidhi Stalin, who is also producing the film under his banner Red Giant Films. The film is directed by SA Prabakaran of Sundarapandian fame. What will the Tamil flick offer our audience? Can the film live up to its hype. Find it in our review...
Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal doesn't have a great story. Kathirvelan (Udhayanidhi Stalin) is an ardent follower of Lord Hanuman. The real story begins with the arrival on his sister, which is played by Chaya Singh, to his home over some differences with her hubby.
Udhayanidhi Stalin decides to solve his sister's marriage issue and travels to Coimbatore. But there are interesting things waiting to happen in his life as he comes across Pavithra played by Nayantara. He likes her very much and falls in love. Being from a conservative family, how will his father react to their love story? What happens to his loyalty towards Lord Hanuman? Answers to these questions form the crux of the story.
As told before, the storyline of the film is weak. Even the romantic scenes between the lead stars are not well written. Many felt that Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal would be on the lines of Udhayanidhi Stalin's debut movie Oru Kal Oru Kannadi. But it is not. Indeed, the latest film comes out as an entertaining film with good things about the values of family. Continue reading the story on the slideshow...
The scenes in Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal are cliched and it is a regular love story. But the narration is enjoyable.
Udhayanidhi Stalin's performance is better than his debut movie Oru Kal Oru Kannadi. We could see improvements in his acting and dancing skills.
Nayantara is at her usual best. She adds a huge value to the project and her chemistry with Udhayanidhi works well.
Aadukalam Naren is superb, Saranya and Balasubramaniem have done justice to their roles and Santhanam works like a backbone of the film again. His one-liners win the heart of audience again.
Harris Jayaraj's music is good. 'Anbe anbe' and 'Maelae maelae' are our picks. Cinematographer Balasubramaniem is outstanding.
With the right mix of ingredients, Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal is a decent family entertainer.