Thursday, June 12, 2008

Arai En 305il Kadavul

I don’t know whether you have seen the superhit movie ‘Imsai Arasan 23aam Pulikesi’ acted by Vadivelu in double role.If you have, then you must know about the makers of the particular movie. It was scripted /directed by debutant Simbudevan and produced by Shankar, the superhit director behind ‘Sivaji’, ‘Muthalvan’, ‘Gentleman’ etc.

Now Simbudevan, who was once associate to Shankar is coming with his second film ‘Arai N 305il Kadavul’, which is also produced by Shankar. Here the hero characters are done by two comedians, Ganja Karuppu and Santhanam. Jyothirmayi and Madhumitha plays the heroine characters. Prakashraj, who is a biggie in the south Indian movie field, comes in a lead role and he is the main attraction.

The story happens among two unemployed youths staying in a lodge in the Chennai city. Such places are known by the name, mansions. In the middle of one of those suffering days, What happens if a ‘Kadavul’ (God) appears before them and decides to help them by staying with them as a human. This is the theme of ‘Arai En 305il Kadavul’.

Dont you feel something crazy ?!... You cant...Such innovative ideas can be seen in tamil films these days and they are succeeded in creating it.

The director has portrayed the mansion in detail, which is a main background for the story. No need for a special mention on Prakashraj, he is simply the best. Ganja Karuppu and Santhanam who came as supporting comedians for heroes in movies so far, is doing the lead roles and the outcome is good.

Though there is large scope for visual gimmicks and effects, here the director has executed the scenes by adding a pinch of such shots to a certain extend only. The pathetic situation of unemployment and its reflections on the society is told humorously here. Some of the dialogues told by the ‘Kadavul’ is relevant in the current arena.

Cinematography by Sounder rajan, Art direction by Sasikumar and Music is by Vidyasagar also holds the key.

Some of the scenes needs special mention here; the dreaming sequences by Ganja Karuppu, the un parallel growth of their friend from IT feild, life inside the mansion etc. shows the talent of the director Simbudevan.

Shankar has produced films like ‘Kathal’, ‘Veyil’, ‘Imsai Arasan 23aam Pulikesi’ and ‘Kalloori’ before. He should be appreciated for giving chance for new directors who comes with a variety subjects like this.

‘Arai En 305il Kadavul’ is not a big budget film. But it won’t keep you boring. This is a good film with an unusual story.

Rating : 3.5 / 5

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