Dance by chance
Close on the heels of ‘Lakshmi’, here comes another movie based on dance. While ‘Lakshmi’ spoke about a girl child who aspires to become a big dancer, ‘Koothan’, directed by Venky AL, is about a youth who wants to win in a dance competition to safeguard a property.
The basic idea of the story is good and the dancing scenes are superb. But what about the other aspects of ‘Koothan’?. Come, let us check it out.
Raana (Rajkumar), a dancer, earns his dailybread by conducting stage shows. He is the son of a junior artiste (Urvasi) who along with her other colleagues lives in a huge set once erected for a film.
The producer of the movie, touched by the plight of junior artistes, allows them to stay there. One day, the producer’s son expresses his intention to sell the property for a huge price, as he is in need of money.
Raana and others request him to give them some time, so that they could arrange the money required by him to retain the property. In the meantime, Raana comes across Srilakshmi (Srijitha Ghosh), whose only aim in life is to defeat Krishna (Nagendra Prasad).
Raana comes to know about an international dance competition which offers huge prize money to winners. He and his troupe members decide to take part in it to earn the money to safeguard the property.
They are joined by Srilakshmi. Interestingly, Krishna’s group also attends the contest. Who emerges winner and whether Raana is able to retain the property or not forms the rest of Koothan.
Dance comes naturally for Rajkumar and he may go places if he improves his acting skills. Srijitha Ghosh is good, while Nagendra Prasad marks his comeback after a long gap.
Urvasi and Bhagyaraj prove with their performance that they are veterans. Balaji’s music (watch out for a song by TR) and Madasamy’s visuals are plus points.
The director, who was able to conceive an innovative script, has not achieved much in terms of narration and execution. If he was good in those areas, ‘Koothan’ could have been a great stuff.