Vidharth (Mynaa fame) has come out with another realistic film laced with the right mix of comedy and sentiments.
The film which released along with biggies has an earthy village theme full of witty dialogues. After a fun packed first half, post interval the story is poignant and leads to a riveting climax.
Kuruvi (Vidharth) is a petty village thief who hates to make an honest living. The carefree youngster has an unmarried elder sister who works in a mill and a mentally challenged younger sister.
The local villagers avoid him but nobody dares to confront him. The turning point is when a tutorial going girl Krishnaveni (Sanchita) steals Kuruvi’s heart and he wants to turn a new life, but the society refuses to acknowledge a thief turning into a honest person.
Further twist comes in the form of the villain Nagendran (Ravishankar), the village temple trustee who wants to usurp the temple land and wealth by making Kuruvi the scapegoat.
The climax is the highlight of the film as Kuruvi in a Narasimha avatar, takes on the villain during the temple festival. The story may be old fashioned and remind you of 70-80’s film, but the way it has been packaged with its unexpected twists and turns is what makes it tick.
Vidharth fits the role of the small-time thief to the T; Sanchita is ok as thevillage belle. But the real scene stealers are Shanthi and Baby Varsha who comeas the hero’s sisters. Vairamuthu’s lyrics tuned by debutant Johan arepassable.
On the whole Kollaikaran is an enjoyable ride.
Verdict – Above Average