Rangoli on screen
Lately, Nayanthara has been doing women-centric films and movies such as ‘Aramm’ and ‘Maya’ were serious in nature. But ‘Kolamaavu Kokila’ directed by Nelson is a fun-filled entertainer which brings the roof down in most parts.
Bouquets to Nayanthara for choosing such out of box stories and playing unique roles with dedication and conviction. In ‘Kolamaavu Kokila’, she pulls it off the role of an innocent woman effortlessly and raises the bar in terms of performance.
Kokila (Nayanthara) hails from a lower middle-class family. Her father (R S Shivaji) is a security guard, her sister (Jacqueline) is a college student and her mother (Saranya Ponvannan) is the pillar of the house.
One day, her mother is diagnosed with cancer and the family needs around Rs 15 lakh to save her. Kokila runs from pillar to post for money, but in vain.
Hence, left with no other option, she takes the route of drug peddling. A gang involved in the trade ropes in her, as it sees her innocent face as a huge advantage to carry out shady transactions.
As she starts her ‘career’ and goes ahead with it, Kokila has to face a lot of obstacles, not just from those in the illegal business but also from the police.
Nayanthara carries all the burden on her shoulders, while Saranya Ponvannan, Shivaji and Jacquline among others help us well. And Yogi Babu tickles the funny bone with his carefree performance.
Music by Anirudh is the backbone of the movie and the script is beautifully aided by Sivakumar Vijayan’s cinematography and good production design.
Nelson needs to be lauded for presenting a fun-filled ride from first scene to last with interesting interval blocks and climax. Though the second half needs little pep, there is no denial that ‘Kolamaavu Kokila’ is a winner.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Review by Naveen