Oh My Kadavule
– Movie Review
After a long time, Tamil cinema gets a refreshing love story in the form of ‘Oh My Kadavule’, directed by Ashwath Marimuthu with Ashok Selvan, Ritika Singh, Vani Bhojan, Sha Raa and M S Baskar in lead roles and Vijay Sethupathi in a guest role.
The film, in a brainy manner, highlights important things of life such as friendship, love, romance and passion in an interesting way. The treatment has filled the movie with cuteness overloaded.
Arjun (Ashok Selvan), Anu (Ritika Singh) and Mani (Sha Raa) are friends from childhood. One day, Anu proposes to Arjun. Though Arjun considered Anu only as a friend, he accepts her proposal since he can’t find a single reason to reject her.
Their wedding happens and Arjun gets a job in a company owned by Anu’s father (MS Baskar). However, Arjun is unable to see Anu as his wife and finds it very difficult to get romantic with her.
This hurts Anu. Adding fuel to the fire is the entry of Meera (Vani Bhojan), their senior in school and the childhood crush of Arjun. As Arjun and Anu get ready to part ways, two persons (Vijay Sethupathi and Ramesh Thilak) enter his life.
They offer Arjun a golden ticket and he can go back to the past and re-live his life, but with certain conditons. Who are they and what happens to Arjun and Anu after this?
Ashok Selvan is solid in his role, while Ritika Singh, who was hitherto seen in somewhat rough roles, gets a soft character and does well. Sha Raa acts as that perfect friend of the hero (and heroine), while Vani Bhojan makes a splashing debut from small screen to the big.
M S Baskar is terrific, while the cameos of Vijay Sethupathi and Ramesh Tilak are the backbone of the flick. The other two highlights of ‘Oh My Kadavule’ are Leon James’ music cinematographer Vidhu’s visuals.
On the flip side, the pace at which the movie moves is slow. But for this one factor, there is no denial that ‘Oh My Kadavule’ is the right choice for those who love love and love stories this Valentine’s Day weekend.