Kamali From Nadukkaveri
Kamali (Anandhi) studies in a Tamil medium state board school and doesn’t have a big dream until she sees the interview of a CBSE topper (Rohit) who joins IIT Madras later.
Now, Kamali is in love with the boy whom she has never seen before and wants to join IIT only for him.
The one-liner of the film sounds like a decade-old Tamil melodrama but director Rajasekhar Duraisamy has given a contemporary touch to the film.
He has authentically captured the IIT college procedurals and also subtly conveyed how education can give confidence to a naïve girl.
Though the journey of Kamali begins like a fantasy love story, slowly, she learns the importance of education and ends up as a big inspiration to the young students in her village.
Anandhi is tailor-made for the character which undergoes various emotions and her chemistry with other artists are convincing.
Azhagam Perumal, Pratap Pothen, Imman Annachi and Rohit Saraf are comfortable in their roles, and their performances do aid the narration.
Cinematographer Jegadeesan Logayan’s visuals are one of the biggest strengths of the film. Background score by Dheena Dhayalan is very effective for the theme of the film. A more gripping screenplay could have made the all the more interesting.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5