“Ocean waves crashing over a life” – ‘Kadal Review’

“Ocean waves crashing over a life” – ‘Kadal Review’ 
Film: Kadal (Tamil)
Director: Mani Ratnam
Cast: Gautam Karthick, Arvind Swamy, Arjun Sarja, Thulasi Nair, Lakshmi Manchu
Rating: ****
Verdict: A poignant film

The movie stars-Gautam Kartik, Thulasi Nair, Arvind Swamy, Arjun- in lead characters.
The music of AR Rehman is good and cinematography is at its best.
The story of Kadal revolves around good and bad.
The roles are respectively played by Arvind Swamy and Arjun. Amidst the clash between both, there is a love story between Thomas and Thulasi Nair. The movie is based in a Christian fishing village in Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu. The director has explored the Thomas’ journey from tender innocence to heartless brutality. Actually, the movie raises three questions in spectators mind after watching the movie. Whether it is a love story, inner and outer conflict or a revenge drama. However, the suspense continues till the end.
The story begins with Berman (Arjun Sarja) challenging Sam Fernando of teaching him a lesson, after the latter was asked to leave from an institution for committing a mistake.Then, Sam Fernando turns a priest and comes to a fishing hamlet to revive a church, which is in dilapidated state. It comes to the place where people have least respect towards the religion. He gradually wins the trust of the people and turns guru to Thomas (Gautham Karthik), a mischievous kid. Suddenly, Berman enters the picture with several wounds on his body. Sam saves his life and Berman expresses his wish to meet his lover played by Lakshmi Manchu.
The story takes a twist here and the father sees himself behind the bars due to Berman's cunning tricks. At this juncture, Berman woos Thomas, who is in love with Beatrice played by Thulasi Nair, pulls Thomas to his side and what happens next should be seen on-screen.
At the end the, movies seems like a war between fishing net and church.
                                                                                                                 Review by: Ajan


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