Not Many movies have managed to set the expectattions meter at a high level just with its posters and the song like Kolamaavu Kokila did. The film, starring Nayanthara in the lead role has looked like a promising affair at the word go and thus leaving a good impression in the minds of the audiences regarding the prospectus of the film. Has Kolamaavu Kokila lived up to the expectations? Read Kolamaavu Kokila review here to get the answer.
Kolamaavu Kokila narrates the story of a girl named Kokila, who hails from a middle class family. She leads a peaceful life with her family but things turn turtle when she gets to know that her mother is suffering from Cancer. This forces Kokila to take up a risky job of drug peddling. What happens rest has been narrated in Kolamaavu Kokila.
The film's storyline is indeed an interesting one and the events that lead the characters to it are equally interesting. Director Nelson who himself has scripted the movie has given due consideration in establishing the characters in a proper way. Morever, the way in which Kolamaavu Kokila deals with its female characters is in fact an eye-opener to commercial Tamil cinema. The dark comedy elements in the script works out extremely well. Meanwhile, the script is strong but there comes a point in the second half of the film where it was finding it tough to go beyond a portion.
However, Nelson's maling style overcomes such minue hurdles. Nelson's film-making style deserves appreciation as this keeps the audiences glued to the narrative. Yes, it is a bit slow in the initial phases but that helps in establishing the right platform. There is one sequence in the film that rightly shows his ability to switch between the genres.
Nayanthara is fabulous in the role of Kokila. She has played her role according to requirements of the character. At times, she underplays her role and even then she makes a big impact with her minute reactions and expressions. The film rides on her shoulder and she takes the movie forward with ease. Yogi Babu is thoroughly entertaining in his role and does leave ypu in splits with his witty oneliners. Saranya Ponvannan makes a good impact in the role of Kokila's mother. Special mention to Jacqueline and T rajendran, who leave a good impression in the minds of the audiences.
Nothing much has to be said about the music of Anirudh Ravichander as the magic he weaved with the songs of the movie is well-known. He does an equally fantatsic job with the BGM of the film as well. Cinetamtography by Sivakumar Vijayan deserves a special mention. Editing is also neat and maintains the flow of the movie.
Kolamavu Kokila is high on entertainment quotient with comedies that work out big time coupled with the thrilling moments that it has to offer. Definitely, a finely crafted film.