Critic's Rating: 3/5
Monday 12 October 2015
Narain, Soori, Shrusti Dange, Jayaraj
Actor Narain, who made a mark in Tamil cinema with Chithiram Pesudhadi and Anjathey is back and he has tried a full length comedy film which is thoroughly enjoyable. It is on the lines of Sivakarthikeyan’s blockbuster rural entertainer, Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam and Kathukutty has a very subtle message too packaged smartly into the narrative.
Arivazhagan (Narain) is a carefree youngster, who spends most of the time with his close buddy Ginger (Soori) doing nothing but boozing and creating problems for others. Though Arivazhagan is a drunkard and a village bumpkin, he has huge respect for farmers and agriculture. At one point, Arivazhagan gets an opportunity to contest for the MLA post from his constituency. Does Arivu win the election and whether the new responsibility changes his attitude? Watch out on big screen…
As said earlier, Kathukutty has a huge Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam hangover. May be, it is because of the presence of Soori but no complaints, there are some genuinely funny sequences and the film too is entertaining. Director Saravanan has tried to convey a message about the current plight of farmers in the state, but of course without being preachy and with the support of good performances from his lead actors.
Narain's comic timing and energy level is infectious. He has lived in the role of Arivazhagan. After delivering many blant comedies in recent times, Soori is back in form as he provides some real good comedy. Heroine Shrusti Dange has a decent role and she does justice. Director Bharathi Raja’s brother, Jeyaraj has acted as Narain’s dad in the film and he is adequate.
The only problem with Kathukutty is the low production values and music. Cinematography and editing are strictly average. Nevertheless the film has its good moments and can be watched once.You will not be disappointed.
Verdict: Above Average