Kanden Kadhalai Review
R. Kannan's 'Kanden Kadhalai' is a good remake of Imtiaz Ali's 'Jab We Met.' Bharat slips with ease into the role of the sober businessman played by Shahid in the original. And Tamanna as the chatterbox Anjali (essayed by Kareena) acquits herself well.
This light hearted feel good movie whose story might be familiar to several has been adapted to suit the Tamil audience without deviating from the original screenplay. Even the opening scene introducing Tamanna is identical. And you have a rejected lover in Shakti Rajasekharan (Bharat) whose well established business house is in doldrums. Adding to the emotional turmoil is his mother who leaves the family for her lover, the company's auditor. Disappointed with life, Shakti boards a train clueless about where he is going. On this journey, he meets Anjali with her unsolicited opinions and non- stop jabber. Circumstances however force him to escort Anjali home. Anjali's family lives in picturesque Theni. Her marriage has been fixed with her uncle, Rasa (Santhanam). But she is in love with Gautham and plans on eloping. Her vivacious nature and attitude towards life rubs against Shakti. He returns home a much changed man and ready to take on the mantel of his business, even forgive his mother.
KK is a cute love story where the bond blossoms gradually without the lead pair saying the three words. The film brings a fresh whiff of air to Tamil cinema. While comparisons with the original are inevitable, credit must be given to the director for successfully bringing out the original story in Tamil. Bharat and Tamanna's onscreen chemistry is a plus point. Santhanam in a significant role regales viewers with his comedy. Camera work by P.G. Muthiah is another plus. The costumes of Anjali are poor imitations from Geet a wardrobe though. Vidyasagar's composition music does not match the Hindi songs except for Suthudhu Suthudu and Ododi Poren.
Kanden kathalai is definitely worth a watch.
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