Kanne Kalaimaane Review: A smooth, feel good movie that could have been better
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Kanne Kalaimaane Review
Kanne Kalaimaane is a smooth movie that will leave you with positive vibes. Had the pace been faster, the screenplay more focused and the dialogues less monotonous and preachy, it would have been much better.
Seenu Ramasamy’s movies carry a similarity. They hail from a village backdrop. Kanne Kalaimaane is no different.
Udhayanidhi Stalin plays Kamalakannan who is from a rich agricultural family. He is a very good man who raises his voice for social issues like NEET suicide, farmer suicide etc.
He promotes organic farming. He also helps the people of the village with farming by availing bank loans for them.
That’s how he gets to meet an upright manager of the Cooperative Bank, Bharathi played by Tamannaah. When she finds out that Kamalakannan is rich and doesn’t needs to get loans, he asks her the reason for doing the same.
He says he’d rather teach a man to fish rather than feeding him fish. This, and other good qualities of Kamalakannan attract Bharathi.
Both of them fall in love with each other. Kamalakannan is so obedient to his dad (Poo Ram) and grandma (Vadivukkarasi).
But after the love affair with Bharathi, he gets stuck in between the family sentiments and succeeding with his love.
There are quite intense emotional dialogues and sequences that relate well with the audience.
And the last 20 minutes of the film is tightly packed.
The movie proceeds in such a smooth manner pretty much without any friction. That gives you a good feeling.
Besides, the characterizations of the male and female leads are so strong and positive. This gives a good vibe throughout the movie.
Though the movie flows smoothly without any unnecessary commercial elements, villains, punches etc. the movie has its own surprises.
The screenplay is cleverly written so the movie doesn’t let you guess certain elements of the story.
Having said that, the pace is pretty slow. Even though the run time is crisp, the slow and monotonous flow might bore you at times.
And even though the movie gives you a positive vibe overall, it takes you into some in-depth emotional ride too.
Plus, at times you really cannot avoid sensing melodrama especially in the family scenes.
The initial few scenes definitely makes the hero look a very good man, and we cannot avoid thinking if those scenes are to prop up Udhayanidhi’s political image.
In addition, the movie does get preachy whenever the characters mouth dialogues about social issues like NEET.
On the positive side, the love track is portrayed in a very matured manner and both Udhayanidhi and Tamannaah have pulled off their roles pretty well.
It is not an average love story between a good village man and a working woman, but it is something more.
But the addition of many angles/factors to the story leaves us in a confusion as to what this movie is actually about.
Vadivukkarasi has been used brilliantly in the movie and her character is strong and unpredictable.
Overall, Kanne Kalaimaane is a smooth movie that will leave you with positive vibes. Had the pace been faster, the screenplay more focused and the dialogues less monotonous and preachy, it would have been much better.