Kattapava Kaanom review-Too silly and slow moving
The film's biggest problem is the snail pace at which it moves
Friday 17 March 2017
Mani Seiyon's Kattapava Kaanom is a slow moving fantasy black comedy and if you re not a fan of such a genre and unfamiliar with its dim-witted characters, there’s a slim chance that you’re going to appreciate the juvenile humour here.
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All through his life Pandian (Sibiraj) has been only waiting for lady luck to smile at him, his dad tells him that only a girl whose name begins with the letter ‘C’ will brighten his career. However, Pandian falls in love with Meena (Aishwarya Rajesh), a happy-go-lucky girl and eventually marries her. The couple struggles to lead a normal life as they are yet to be financially stable. That's when Pandian’s school friend 'Surprise' Sheela (Chandini) presents them a lucky fish (Kattappa).
The couple makes a secret wish in front of the fish that they want one crore but they end up in a huge trouble as three strangers (Thirumurugan, Jaya Kumar, Kaali Venkat) house arrests them to know about the secret shared by a deceased man, who had hidden 4 crores!! The strangers also propose a deal that the couple can get one crore if they reveal the place where the money is hidden.
Meanwhile, Kattapa's owner Vanjaram (Mime Gopi), a local gangster, appoints a detective Sankara (Saravanan) to find the whereabouts of his precious fish. The rest of the film is all about how Pandian solve all these issues!
As said earlier, the film’s biggest problem is the snail pace at which it moves and there is nothing even remotely intelligent in this film. The scenes involving the little girl (Monica) and her magician dad was totally unnecessary and is irritating.The only solace is Kaali Venkat and his one-liners. But why so much of ‘A’ rated dialogues?
Sibiraj has improved a lot, and he scores with his subtle expressions. Aishwarya Rajesh doesn’t have great scope to performance here and she was just adequate. Kaali Venkat is a revelation while ‘Mime’ Gopi sleepwalks.
Music composer Santhosh Dhayandhi’s Hey Penne song is hummable. Anand Jeeva’s cinematography is strictly functional. The running time is 125 minutes, but feels so long.
Kattapava Kaanom review- Verdict: Silly and slow moving