Kayiru directed by Ganesh, which has made waves in many film festivals by winning 24 awards, has finally made its way to cinema halls in Tamil Nadu.
The film tells the touching tale of a young soothsayer and his relationship with a woman who is a flower seller. Though slow in narration, the film is good at emotions.
Every morning, a traditional soothsayer (S R Guna) goes door-to-door with his young bull to make predictions. That’s his family profession and he does with passion.
One day, the village head chides him for making wrong prediction and asks him to carry out some other job. This makes the protagonist to move to a different place.
In the new village, he falls in love with a girl (Kavya Madhav) who sells flowers. Though her mother accepts to the relationship and gives nod to marriage, this means that he must give up on his profession and also the possession of his beloved bull.
Will he give up on something that`s not only his profession but also a tradition that was passed down to him by his father? Who leaves whom?
Guna has come up with a solid performance and it’s like watching a real soothsayer. Kavya Madhav, sans any makeup, looks convincing and delivers goods. Rest of the members of the cast are adequate.
Though songs are average, background score compensates to the loss. Cinematography by Jayan is another advantage. If you are okay with the slow pace of ‘Kayiru’, you may not regret watching it.
Rating: 3 out of 5