Kaalakoothu Review & Rating
N Nagarajan brings in Prasanna and Kalairasan to portray the male lead roles along with Sai Dhansika and Srushti Dange as the female lead for this movie set in the backdrop of a village in Madurai. Kaalakoothu after waiting for very nearly two years to get the shoot done finally gets released today with a story depicting thick friendship between two young men. With PV Shankar's cinematography, the movie is packed with good visuals and shots. Kaalakoothu spins around the characters played by Prasanna and Kalaiarasan. Prasanna's character Easwar is an orphan who becomes closely affectionate towards Hari, who loses his mother at his very young age. Their friendship thickens after years passes by but an expected event involving Easwar(Prasanna) makes it hard for them and their relation. The core of Kaalakoothu lies in the tensions and events happening in their lives and how they manage to solve the problems that try to stalk them.
Nagarajan who is making his debut with Kaalakoothu has done a good job by having Prasanna and Kalairasan for the Kaalakoothu. Their effortless and natural way of delivering out the characters Easwar and Hari is the key factor of Kaalakoothu. Sai Dhansika and Srushti Dange have also done a decent job as the female lead in the movie. Nagarajan tried to give the best space for all the characters in the movie. When Prasanna, Kalairasan and Sai Dhansika perform their character with ease Srushti Dange's character fails to emote more. Sai Dhansika gives an outstanding performance in the climax with and scores with a highly emotional display of histrionics that actually makes the audience fall for her.
The director himself has written the script for Kaalakoothu. Commenting on the script, it starts at a low pace but takes speed when reaching towards the interval. He has rightly blended the screenplay with emotional and romantic scenes that were easily discharged by the actors especially Kalaiarasan and Sai Dhansika. In spite of having all these elements, the movie loses its balance at points but he manages to keep the audience engaged with well planned with twists in sequences too. Kaalakoothu brings a well-written climax and as a writer, Nagaraj has done a good job. Justin Prabhakar's magical touch in the songs and the background music elevates the feel and mood of the movie and also at many points reminds the audience of Ilayaraja's alleviating compositions of the 80's. Producer-director M. Nagarajan has chosen an interesting core theme and promising technicians for Kaalakoothu. PV Shankar's composition of frames are a pleasure to watch for its pleasant tones and Selva presented Kaalakoothu with a very nice and decent edit.
Final verdict: Worth watching as Justin Prabhakaran's music and the performances of the actors bring life to Kaalakoothu.
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The movie which started its shoot in early 2015 by director N Nagarajan titled Kaalakoothu after lots of pauses and issues completed the shoot last year and it has hit the theatres today. Bankrolled by the banner of Madurai Sri Kallalagar Entertainment, Kaalakoothu is a rural entertainer featuring Prasanna, Kalairasan, Dhansika and Srushti Dange in the lead roles. The movie shot in backdrops of a village in Madurai has started its journey in Cinemas with good response and let's peek into what public has to say about Kaalakoothu.
#Kaalakkoothu works decently as a friendship-based drama, striking all the right chords, despite treading a very predictable path. @KalaiActor and @Prasanna_actor play their parts aptly. Justin's music is a huge plus.— Haricharan Pudipeddi (@pudiharicharan) May 24, 2018
Kaalakoothu projects a clean, dramatic and cool essaying of a story of two friends and their thick friendship with right elements to engage the audience. The movie buffs are praising the actors for an interesting performance in the movie. Actor Prasanna gets appreciated for his clean and powerful delivery. Prasanna delivered his character with ease while Kalaiarasan and Dhansika are the show stealers of Kaalakoothu.
#Kaalakkoothu - A rural film (shot 3 yrs back) based on the thick friendship between 2 young men - the romance & conflicts in their lives. Violent, dramatic end. @justin_tunes music is a big +ve - good melodies. @Prasanna_actor @KalaiActor @SaiDhanshika do their given parts well— Kaushik LM (@LMKMovieManiac) May 24, 2018
#Kaalakkoothu - A feel Good Rural Entertainer , @KalaiActor @Prasanna_actor @SaiDhanshika @srushtiDange has delivered a stunning Performance 👌. @justin_tunes rocked with his own style of music , songs are also visually good. Strongly says about love - friendship 🤘— Kollywood V2Cinemas (@V2Cinemas) May 24, 2018
Director Nagarajan makes the movie filled with good moments and makes the audience sit and enjoy it. The correct blend of classic tunes by the music director elevates Kaalakoothu's emotions and hit right at the viewers. The plot is not a new one for the Tamil movie buffs but some factors like the performances, music and Sai Dhansika's character as a college girl, Prasanna's strong presence etc makes it a watchable movie.
#Kaalakkoothu - Just a passable film in which each n everything is predictable ! Nothing much to say about it..Pakalam pakamalum irukalam..— karthi (@crickarthi) May 25, 2018
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