Story not very well told
LOOSE NARRATION: Vikrant and Lakshmi Rai in Karka Kasadara
The director: A. R. V.
Udayakumar The cast: Vikrant, Vadivelu. Manorama, Diya, Lakshmi Rai.
The storyline: City youth visits grandparents in village. Comes across two girls and there emerges a love triangle. The bottomline: Udayakumar touch missing.
It is out and out a summer special, mainly for the youth... Jack Rase and Jick Jack German are the two villains in the film... Vadivelu and Manorama make you laugh and the heroine Lakshmi Rai and Diya are the main attractions... Other highlights include stunt on a running train, a chase scene with 50 motorbikes and songs shot in the natural surroundings of Malaysia, Kerala's Alappuzha and Chalakkudi ... And director A. R. V. Udayakumar has changed his style in favour of the youth. (That explains the steamy dance of Mumbai beauty Thanya.) Prayog, making his debut, has scored music, recorded for the first time in the Hollywood's Universal Studios.'
But there is one point that needs to be highlighted and that is the new style of director Udayakumar.
The director's forte used to be his absorbing way of story telling, which is completely missing in this film. The story is about a young man who comes to the village to visit his grandparents. He also meets two beautiful girls and falls in love with one.
New find Vikrant is promising hero material, acquits himself well in both action and sentiment. It is Laksmi Rai who has to work hard to make an impact. In fact Diya, charming with her dimple chin, has scored with limited opportunity.
The Vadivelu-Vikrant combination has worked well to keep the comedy track alive.
Udayakumar has also produced the film and has given opportunities to a number of technicians.
For instance, Jeevan, the cameraman, D. S. R. Subhash, who has helped with the editing, and Homosho, who has written the dialogue.
Prayog's re-recording is worth mentioning. And two of the eight songs are catchy. Udayakumar should have concentrated more on the screenplay which surely would have produced a box office hit for Smart Line Pictures.
S. R. ASHOK KUMAR
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