The Production Team:
Cast : Udhayanidhi Stalin, Nayanthara, Santhanam, Chaya Singh, Saranya Ponvannan, Sunder Ramu.
Director : SR Prabhakaran.
Music : Harris Jayaraj.
Producer: Udhayanidhi Stalin.
Lyricist: Yugabharathi Jayaraj.
Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal is a romantic comedy movie. Nayantara, for the first time, is romancing Udhayanidhi Stalin, who is also producing the film under his banner Red Giant Films. The film is directed by SA Prabakaran of Sundarapandian fame. What will the Tamil flick offer our audience? Can the film live up to its hype.
Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal doesn’t have a great story. Kathirvelan (Udhayanidhi Stalin) is an ardent follower of Lord Hanuman. The real story begins with the arrival on his sister, which is played by Chaya Singh, to his home over some differences with her hubby.
To make family amends he reaches Coimbatore and revives his friendship with Mayil aka Santhanam. The chemistry between the duos deserves a special mention as they go about cracking rib tickling jokes, and santhanam plays yet again a familiar role of a friend in need.
And enter Nayan as Pavithra and boy! Does she looks like a million bucks and even pretty than ever playing the chirpy Coimbatore gal. The plot unveils slowly with Udhay shedding the image of a Hanuman devotee after falling heads over heels for Nayan.
Through the first half its Udhay’s umpteenth attempt in winning Nayan’s hand with Santhanam’s foray of one liners on love philosophy. Will Kathirvel’s impeccable love for Pavithra win amidst all odds? Well, that’s to watch and find out!
The rest of the cast serve their purpose, Saranya as the dutiful mom, Chaya singh, Sunder, Bharath all delivering what was intended. There are some light hearted scenes that surely will cherish you, like the one with Saranya trying to make up for his sons absence:Surely director’s special.
The movie as a whole is quite lengthy spanning for more than 2.5 hours and one could surely feel the drag. The songs apart from Mele Mele, Vizhiye are average and hugely reminiscent of OKOK numbers. Though there are quite a number of relishing moments, the screenplay is mediocre, the scenes apart from Santhanam-Udhay-Nayan has nothing big to offer. Prabhakaran’s story telling is sweet with an emotional climax, however does not spring you the WOW factor.
Take of your OKOK glasses and watch this movie, for it’s a clean family entertainer and a perfect outing for a Saturday evening