Kodiveeran review- A Mundane rural action entertainer
Sasikumar fits the bill perfectly for the village angry man character but he has to change his usual mannerism and body language
Thursday 7 December 2017
If director Muthaiah's debut film 'Kuttipuli' had mother sentiments, the same combo is back again with Kodiveeran, another template village based film.
Kodiveeran's (Sasikumar) mother commits suicide as soon as she comes to know about her husband 's extra-marital affair but while ending her life, she gives birth to a baby girl Parvathy (Sanusha). From his childhood, Kodiveeran takes care of his sister and treats her like a queen. Meanwhile, Kodiveeran falls in love with (Mahima), who has an upright RDO brother Subash (Viddharth).
Parvathy and Mahima has an agreement according to which they have to marry each other's brother.
Being an honest officer, Subash earn a lot of enemies including cracker factory owner Arasangam (Inder Kumar), his henchman brother-in-law Villangam (Pasupathy), a corrupt police officer (Boxer Dheena) and local rowdy (Stalin). Kodiveeran agrees to the wedding of his sister Parvathy and Subash but he should also save his brother-in-law from menacing baddies...
The first ten minutes of Kodiveeran is truly shocking with a hard hitting episode but post that the film turns out to be a predictable rural action entertainer. The dialogues are over the top glorifying the mass image of Sasikumar. However, the sister sentiment and realistic rural backdrop are the pluses, The screenplay is outdated with regular elements.
Sasikumar fits the bill perfectly for the village angry man character but he has to change his usual mannerism and body language. Pasupathy as the deadly villain steals the show. Sanusha is pretty and lively whereas Mahima is just adequate and the much hyped Poorna doesn't have any big scope.
SR Karthi's cinematography rightly captures the rural areas but music composer NR Raghunanthan's work is not up to the mark.
Overall, Kodiveeran is an average rural action entertainer with sister sentiment as its major highlight.
Kodiveeran review- Verdict- Mundane rural action entertainer
Reactions from Social Media:
Sudhir Srinivasan @sudhirsrinivasn
Here's my review of #Kodiveeran.
"“Oru ponnuku aathram vara koodadhu.”
“Veliya poitu vara aambalaikku, pombala dhaan nalladhu kaththu kudukkanum.”
It’s like whoever wrote the dialogues had just seen Padayappa."
Vijay Fans club @ThalapathyVJfa2
Watched #Kodiveeran @SasikumarDir Acting is nice.All character roll is good.But intha village script ha innum correct ha kuduthu irukalam... #Sasi sir neenga konjam romantic songs laam illama. #Vettrivel #Sundrapandi pola sricpt pannalam.Review point 2.5/5
Review Ram @MovieReviewRam
#KodiVeeran (Tamil) - A template rustic melodrama which is extremely lengthy with poor dialogues and totally disengaging screenplay. @SasikumarDir @Mahima_Nambiar @shamna_kasim @Bala_actor @thinkmusicindia @dir_muthaiya @NRRaghunanthan @srkathiir
#Kodiveeranreview @onlynikhil @ActorSasikumar This engaging flick directed by Muthiah with Sasikumar in the title role packs in loads of affection between 2 pairs of brothers & sisters! Has enough of sentiments, action & good music (N. R.Raghunathan)
Prashanth Rangaswamy @itisprashanth
#Kodiveeran - Agmark Muthiah product that will cater target audience ( rural and semi rural ) perfectly. Sentiments are the highlight.
sridevi sreedhar @sridevisreedhar
#Kodiveeran review: An outdated screenplay with over the top dialogues glorifying the mass image of #Sasikumar . However, the sister sentiment and realistic rural backdrop are the saving grace
#Kodiveeran - Decent film from dir. #Muththaiya handling brother sister emotions in a rural backdrop. Might go well in C centres alone. Read the full review in @CineTimee in a bit.