Kodita Idangalai Nirappuga review- Tedious watch
Kodita Idangalai Nirappuga review-Tedious watch
Saturday 14 January 2017
Kodita Idangalai Nirappuga
Shanthanu, Parvathy Nair, Parthiepan
Parthiepan’s Pongal treat-Kodita Idangalai Nirappuga is yet another unique attempt by the film maker like his earlier Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam. Parthiepan tries to mix genres to dish out something different. The major twist in the film can be compared with Karthik Subbaraj’s Pizza. But the film moves leisurely (2 hours 5 minutes) and takes its own time to evolve with an engaging climax twist.
Rangarajan (Parthiepan) is a physically challenged cab driver and he is also involved in real estate business to earn that extra money for his family. Since Rangarajan can converse in English, his manager (Singampuli) sends him to receive foreign clients and on one such incident, he meets an NRI named Kevin (Shanthanu). Rangarajan helps Kevin who wants a "homely atmosphere" to hire a private bungalow and gets his beautiful young wife Mohini (Parvathy Nair) to cook and do the housekeeping!
During his brief stay in India, Kevin understands that Rangarajan is an alcoholic and the young Mohini is not in any way "satisfied with the old man". This creates confusion in the mind of Kevin who falls for her and is led up the garden path.
While Karthik Subbaraj’s Pizza used the horror elements before unveiling the final act, here Parthiepan tried to exploit illicit relationship and guilt. KIN depends on double entendre to get the audience interested in the plot which loses its fizz by interval. Parthiepan tries to rework his old comic timing using Thambi Ramaiah as the fall guy, something which he did successfully with Vadivelu in his earlier films. Koditta Idangalai Nirappuga might have worked well, if it was a little more racy and some loopholes in the script was sorted out.
There’s virtually no chemistry between any of the actors or so much as a hint of flair in the performances. Shanthanu has gone for a image make-over and does a neat job. Parvathy Nair looks bloated though her voluptuous look justifies her character. Parthiepan shines with his trademark performance and dialouge delivery.
Arjun Jena’s angles and color tone is apt for the film’s genre while composer Sathya's music is a major plus for the movie.
Over all, Parthiepan’s answers to fill in the blanks are at times in your face, and leaves you exasperated.
Kodita Idangalai Nirappuga review- Verdict : Tedious watch