Kolaigaran Tamil Movie Review
A well written and weaved murder mystery plot, executed with a slow-moving narration, lean characters and foreseeable conclusion at a certain point.
This whodunit narration starts with the protagonist Prabhakaran (Vijay Antony) surrendering to the cops and confessing on a gory murder he claims to have committed. It cycles to the flashback on Vijay Antony and his neighbor family (Seetha and her daughter Ashima Narwal), the mystery plot around each of them, which further gets investigated by the cop Karthikeyan (Arjun) on various angles with help of a retired police officer Nasser.
Vijay Antony as Prabhakaran barely has any dialogues in the movie... enacts the character with same tone throughout, with no expressions and shows no signs of objectiveness.
Action King Arjun absolutely has no actions here... neither displays a strong policeman quality, coming up with a tired look throughout the movie.
Is Nasser's character required for expert advice, while Arjun as a senior police officer should be able to crack the case?
Ashima Narwal on the lead role is expressive and a decent debut. Seetha as her mother just supports.
Aerial View Shots of North Madras has been well captured by the cinematographer Mukesh and shows a wonderful part of Chennai.
A song positioned at the start of flashback (within 10 minutes of movie run), brings a commercial compromise feel which is a barricade on the narration that should have been avoided.
Simon K King's BGM supports (especially the theme music)... but unfortunately, the good to hear songs does not fit into this investigative genre.
At a certain point, the viewers are able to judge on the murderer, due to very minimal characters in the movie, no unexpected twists and the slow phase narration, though the movie run time is just 1 hour and 50 minutes.
The movie has many loose ends to point out, but Director Andrew Louis has knitted well the plot at the end. The Director's first movie "Leelai" still stands tall on his Directorial skills.
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