Keni Review & Rating
Keni, the bilingual movie discussing the issue of water scarcity between Kerala-Tamil Nadu villages was released with not much hype and publicity. The movie had a long line up of veteran actors performing pivotal roles. Let's check and analyse some reviews for this M A Nishad's venture.
Keni marks a not so appealing but bearable flick with a plot lining with an important social issue. The movie tries to focus and follow the issue of water scarcity but takes diversion with other aspects of the story leaving behind the core subject. M A Nishad takes a diversion from the theme and tries to track the character played by the legend actor Jayalalitha and finds it difficult to convey.
The story revolves around a well which gets falls under Kerala border after the 1965 and the character played by Jayaprada tries to help the people struck with drought to get access to the water from the well. The narration of the movie fails to deal with many social issues to its completion by the director.
The dilemma in conveying the intended theme and the lack of a perfect narrative pattern creates confusion in the movie. The director is trying to jump from one narration to another. Keni really showcases the director's flaws on what to shoot and how to shoot. The film tries to put forward many questions to society and the authorities.
The Final Verdict: Keni tries to discuss a lot of issues at a single stretch creating a lot of confusions and questions.
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Keni a social drama directed by MA Nishad featuring Jayaprada, Revathi, Parthiban, Nassar, Thalaivasal Vijay in the lead roles. Made in Tamil and Malayalam by director MA Nishad, tells the story of a water dispute that crops up between border villages of Tamil Nadu and Kerala on account of a well. The film is set in 1965 when Kerala was formed as a separate state.
What to expect from Keni?
Keni directed by M A Nishad is a reunion of South Indian senior actors discussing a serious theme with political and cultural relevance. Let us find out what reasons this bilingual movie a must watch in theatres.
The Starcast and Theme
The movie has long lined up of senior actors like Nassar, Jayaprada, Revathi, Thalaivasal Vijay, Rekha, Parthibhan and Anu Haasan. The director has placed these veteran actors to discuss a relevant social issue related to Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The story is set in the period of 1965 when Kerala formed a separate state and the theme relates to the water scarcity and the problems occurring between the border villages which is revolving around a well.
The veteran actress turned politician Jayaprada will be seen featured in a Tamil movie after a long time. She was last seen in Dasavatharam starring opposite to Kamal Haasan. She during the audio function spoke on the theme and the reason behind her being part of the movie. So her presence in Keni will surely uplift the film and the theme dealt with.
Yesudas and SP Balasubramaniam
Keni brings the best news for music lovers as these two singing legends sings for the movie. The added attraction to the music side of Keni is that the singing legends Yesudas and SPB have rendered a song together after a decade. The song which showcases the brotherhood and need of unity between Tamil and Malayali people will also feature both of them performing together on screen.