King of family jungle
Director Pandiraj has love for two things- Tamil and rural subjects. Though he had displayed this in his earlier movies such as ‘Pasanga’ and ‘Vamsam’, he is in full form in ‘Kadaikutty Singam’.
In the company of Karthi, Pandiraj has delivered a movie that stresses the importance of farming, highlights the greatness of family and underlines the beauty of Tamil (all the characters have unique Tamil names).
Ranasingam (Sathyaraj) and his wife (Viji Chandrasekar) are parents to five daughters. Upset over not having a son, he marries another woman (Bhanupriya) and becomes father to Gunasingam (Karthi).
Karthi is the apple of the eye of the family and he grows up to become a farmer, thanks to his love towards agriculture. He makes farming a profitable venture.
Two girls from his own family (Priya Bhavanishankar and Arthana) want to marry Gunasingam. Parents of the girls too are with the same expectations. But fate has other plans.
Gunasingam falls in love with another girl (Sayyeshaa) and this creates a lot of problems in the family. Outsiders who always don’t like Gunasingam want to make use of the opportunity.
Did Gunasingam succeed in his love? A devout family man, is he able to keep his family members intact or not forms the rest of Kadaikutty Singam.
Karthi carries the entire burden on his shoulders in such an effortless way. After a tough role in ‘Dheeran…’, it is refreshing to see him playing a bubbly character.
All the three heroines are right fit to their respective roles, while Sathyaraj, Bhanupriya, Viji Chandrasekar and others have chipped in with their best. Soori is there to provide the much needed comic relief.
Velraj’s cinematography and D Imman’s music add value to the movie. Despite few scenes getting melodramatic, ‘Kadaikutty Singam’ is a gem that strikes a fine balance between message and entertainment.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5