Kalvanin Kathali

Kalvanin Kathali


By: By Moviebuzz

Critic's Rating: 3/5

Friday 17 February 2006

Movie Title

Kalvanin Kathali



Star Cast

S.J.Suryah, Nayantara, Vivek,

After New and Aa Aah, S.J.Suryah is back as hero under the direction of debutant Tamilvaanan. This love story has the Suryah stamp of humour and is sure to satisfy his fans, who enjoy his smutty comedies. Prasanna Kumar the script writer has given it that extra masala and plenty of double entendre to serve it hot to the front benchers.

Tamilvaanan seems to have followed Suryah?s method of film making - an assembly line product full of glamour, glitz, punch lines, plunging necklines, well-picturised songs told against the backdrop of love. The basic idea is to capture the youth audience who bring in the opening.

Satya (Suryah) is a compulsive flirt and womaniser whose only time-pass is to woo girls and have a good time and then forget about them. In one his various escapades he sees Haritha (Nayantara) and starts following her. He has a group of friends (Vivek, Ganja Karuppu and others) to help him as he is flushed with money being the only son of a rich businessman (Pyramid Natarajan).

After a few incidents, Satya finally succeeds in winning the conservative Haritha?s love. But he is unable to have sex with her and wants to get away from her! Harita on the other hand, tells her family about Satya and they agree for the marriage. She does not believe Satya who is forced to confess in a piquant situation about his wrong intensions and the rest of the film is how she makes a change in his life.

Director Tamilvaanan?s method of story-telling is good as all this is told in a flashback as Satya and Haritha meet in Kochi. Suryah is improving with each film though he hams the usual way, which the audience are used to by now! Nayantara is adequate in a well-etched out role though she has the same expression throughout. As a middle class girl, she looks decked up and Suryah?s make-up in songs is a bit loud.

The songs tuned by Yuvan are peppy like ?Eno Kangal?? and the melody ?Uyir Piriyum Valiya?? stays in your mind. His background score is a highlight. Ekambaram?s camera is good. The film is as zany as farces get. It moves along boldly at a rapid speed in the first half before losing its steam and grounding to a halt at the Ernakulam railway station in the climax.

To be fair some of the scenes are hilarious ?the way and methods used by the Casanova Suryah to entrap Nayantara. Some of Vivek?s antics will make you laugh.

Verdict: Average

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