Maaveeran Kittu review- Preachy & Outdated
Director has tried to convey an important message to the society but ends up being preachy!
Friday 2 December 2016
Vishnu Vishal, Parthiepan, Sri Divya
Suseenthiran's Maaveeran Kittu has a plot which comes off looking way too outdated, even more far-fetched than those soaps on small screen. There are many things that work in favour of and against this period film which is set in 1987, and timing is one such important factor.
Twenty-five years ago, perhaps the plot of Maaveeran Kittu may not have felt like such a stretch, but today it just seems like the product of a mind stuck in a time warp. Even the romance between the lead pair is insipid and boring.
Chinnaraasu (Parthiepan in a well-written role) relentlessly works for the betterment of his community, who are suppressed by the so-called upper class society. Chinnaraasu pins huge hope on Kittu (Vishnu Vishal) as the latter tops the state board exams and earns respect for the lower caste. Meanwhile, an unexpected situation puts Kittu behind bars and his dream of becoming district collector is shattered. Now, Chinnaraasu and Kittu sketch an intelligent plan to bring the much needed change to their community but the battle is not easy.
Perhaps the only saving grace of Maaveeran Kittu is the fact that it oozes sincerity from start to finish, you can make out right away that the filmmaker’s intention is not to deceive the audience.
Just like any of his previous films, Vishnu Vishal has invested a lot of sincerity to justify the given character with his subtle performance. But sadly the film moves at snail pace, predictable at every point and too many songs tests your patience. Parthiepan, is in top form and he has given a flawless performance. Sri Divya is convincing as Gomathy the ‘homely heroine’. Nagineedu and Harish Uttaman are mere caricatures! Soori is wasted.
Technically. Soorya has authentically captured the lush green locales of Kodaikanal and Pazhani. Imman’s songs are all hummable and the background score gel well with the film, especially the ‘Inaivom’ number rightly conveys the ‘unity in diversity’ theme.
Overall, Suseenthiran has tried to convey an important message to the society but ended up being preachy!
Maaveeran Kittu review- Verdict: Preachy & Outdated