Kanaa review- Watch it for the brilliant performance of Aishwarya Rajesh
Kanaa is about an underdog winning against odds and the film even talks about gender equality
Critic's Rating: 3/5
Wednesday 19 December 2018
Aishwarya Rajesh, Sathyaraj, Sivakarthikeyan
This incident motivates Kausi to become a cricketer and being a village dweller, she is subjected to face a lot of hurdles including an insecure mom who feels that her daughter’s life will be spoiled if she continues to play cricket with a bunch of young boys and the family’s pride will suffer. Murugesan who is a passionate farmer has his own problems and struggles. Though banks come forward to give loans in the beginning, slowly they start torturing Murugesan after drought in the delta region and poor crop yield makes it difficult for him to repay the loan. Will the dad and daughter overcome all the hurdles in their respective professions?
The film belongs to Aishwarya Rajesh. Her raw, nuanced and dedicated performance makes you root for Kousalya Murugesan. Sathyaraj is superb as Murugesan. Sivakarthikeyan in an extended cameo as a serious, mature man looks quite unconvincing while new face Darshan who is in love with Kousi is unwanted and he looks wooden. The rest of the supporting cast is apt. The girl who acted as the adolescent Aishwarya is superb, the innocent smile on her face and the aggressiveness she shows in chasing her dream make us connect well with the film.
#Kanaa: @dhibuofficial's music is the biggest pillar of the film. His elevating BGMs with different variants of Oonjala up the ante and make the proceedings enticing. @AntonyLRuben also deserves praise for bringing about a real-match feel to the cricketing portions.
Haricharan Pudipeddi @pudiharicharan
#Kanaa is a praiseworthy sports drama about dreaming big and winning against all odds. @aishu_dil in yet another memorable role delivers a convincing performance as a cricketer and she's aced the cricket portions. @Siva_Kartikeyan in an extended but important cameo shines.
A socially concious sports film. Strong message conveyed in an engaging way. Congrats @Arunrajakamaraj for a gud directorial debut. @aishu_dil & #Sathyaraj dazzle. Both given their best. With sport as backdrop, the movie portrays travails of farmers well. #Kanaa @Siva_Kartikeyan
Surendhar MK @SurendharMK
Liked #Kanaa. Packed with a lot of good moments and @Arunrajakamaraj makes a neat directorial debut. @aishu_dil's hard work to play the role of a cricketer is visible on screen and she made those scenes quite authentic. @dhibuofficial's score too anchors the film
Kaushik LM @LMKMovieManiac
#Kanaa - My rating 3.5/5. Well made and good intentioned sports - social drama. @aishu_dil has lived her role.. @Arunrajakamaraj makes a confident directorial debut, @Siva_Kartikeyan presents a neat product with his team, #Sathyaraj rocks yet again. Technically strong. HIT!