Kanthasamy Movie Review
“Chiyaan” Vikram’s Kanthasamy which was in the making for over two years has finally hit the screens much to the delight of his die-hard fans. The movie being tipped as the first super-hero tamil movie similar to the lines of Batman and Krrish is a multi-crore magnum opus and credit should go to the producer Kalaipuli S. Thanu for the same. Kanthasamy which has the national award winner Ekhambharam handling the camera is rich and glossy and Vikram who plays the title role has once again come out with a stellar performance. The movie which was initially to have Katrina Kaif in the lead along with Vikram did not work out and Shriya Saran post her Shivaji success was roped in to play the female lead.
The makers decided to play down the hype that surrounded the movie due to the fact the movie’s release got postponed by a week from the original slated release date of August 14th and also there is always a danger and a fact that movies with too much hype did not yield the desired results at the box office.
The movie begins on a silent note with devotees thronging to Kanthasamy temple at a place near Chennai called Thiruporur where the myth is that whatever the problems one has it will be addressed by lord Kanthasamy.
Vikram as a CBI officer raids industrialist PPP’s (Ashish Vidyarthi) residence and there he comes across the photo of Subulakshmi (Shreya) who calls up home to tell that her dance program is getting telecast live on the web and she seems to be pretty cool about a CBI raid at home and asks the CBI officer if he is in a mood to see her dance.
In the meanwhile the police gets annoyed and under the leadership of Parandhaman (Prabhu) decides to unravel the mystery behind the phenomenal happenings and they are hell bent on proving that the happenings are not due to god’s grace but only by an individual.
Whether Parandhaman and his force get to unravel the mystery behind the happenings or not and what Kanthasamy does in return forms the rest of the movie. The movie which is a bit too long (Running time of 3hrs and 15 minutes) could have been more slick and there are lot of scenes that could have been chopped off at the editor’s table itself.
The story line of this movie is absolutely old as it a mixture of movies like “Gentleman” and “Shivaji”. Susi Ganeshan (who also plays a cameo in the film) could have thought of some fresh ideas when he had decided to do a film of this magnitude.
Vadivelu as Thengakadai Thenappan provides the comedy track that runs separately and it doesn’t gel with the storyline and our film makers should come out of the commercial formula of a compulsory comedy track and an item number (Mumaith Khan) concept.
Music by Devi Sri Prasad is good in patches especially the “Meow Meow” and “Excuse me Mr. Kanthasamy” song which are foot tapping numbers and at the same time beautifully canned. Shriya’s introduction song “Allegra” set against the opera background with Italian dancers is in a class of its own.
It is very difficult to say if the makers will be laughing their way to the bank but by the initial reactions that seems to be more unlikely as the movie post its initial hype is very difficult to sustain its tempo to make it a super-duper hit.
This “Kanthasamy” is a very mediocre super hero film.
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