Thursday, January 21, 2010


Medium : Tamil
Starring : Dhanush, Shriya Sharan, Sameer Dattani

Director : Mithran Javahar

Music : Devisree Prasad

Actor Dhanush is having a good time as his last few films like 'Padikkathavan', 'Yaaradi Nee Mohini' and 'Pollathavan' were hits. Now he had chosen Javahar ('Yaaradi Nee Mohini' fame) to direct his new film
titled 'Kutty'. Sameer Dattani, the kannada actor who is otherwise known as Dhyan ('Monalisa', 'Amrithadhare' fame), also does an important role in the film. The heroine of the film is Shriya Sharan ('Sivaji - The Boss' fame); both of them had acted together in 'Thiruvilayaadal Aarambam' before, which was also a hit. 'Kutty' is produced by Gemini Films. It was heard that this film is the remake of a telugu super hit film, 'Aarya' (dubbed in malayalam also with the same name). It gave break for the young star Allu Arjun. So the credit for the script should go to Sukumar, the writer-director of 'Aarya'.

Sameer is a rich student in the college where Shriya also studies. He proposes her, though she
rejected it, the situation forced her to get into an affair with him. One day, Kutty (Dhanush) expresses his love to Shriya. She is confused. When Sameer opposes Kutty's move, the latter made fun my telling that Sameer is not confident on his love. Kutty is having his own justifications for his love. In between, Sameer arranges some rowdies to beat his competitor. This was not known to the heroine. Sameer's father disagrees with his son hearing the love matters. Fighting against the villain gangs, Kutty helped Sameer to escape with the girl. Three of them travelled and reaches a far away place. One day when Sameer left the place, Kutty gives extra care for the girl. Though Kutty still stands in his love, he is not expressing it. He is also supporting the arrangements for the marriage between Sameer and Shriya. What happens to Kutty's love and who is winning the girl is where the climax of the film lies.

The title character in this film is jolly type and humorous. Dhanush did well in it. Sameer Dattani is apt for the role, but he struggles well to speak the language. Shriya Sharan is ok, but not the best. Gundu Arthi comes as the companion of Kutty, it is very difficult to identify that whether she has done a male role or female role here (moreover Kutty calls her as 'machaa...' always).

Devisree Prasad gave fast songs, it has got a telugu flavor and a couple of them is retained from the original version also. His bg score is good. Balasubramanyam's cinematography is colorful, especially in the outdoor locations in the second half. The train scenes, where they travel and the dance sequence happening in it, is treated as the same; but they are not properly executed, the cheating shots taken from two trains are neatly revealed there. Action sequences by 'Dalapathi' Dinesh ('Chandramukhi' fame) need more gimmicks. The way in which Dhanush's character presented by the director is interesting. Since I have watched the telugu version also, compared with the new version, 'Aarya' always lies the best in the presentation and performance areas.

'Kutty' is a campus love story told in a different style. If you have not seen the original version, then you can watch this for a time pass.

Rating : 7 / 10

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