Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru Movie Review

A below average fare with huge disappointment from Rajesh.

Reviews 18-Nov-2016 1:39 PM IST Top 10 Comments

Direction : M. Rajesh
Production : Amma Creations (T. Siva)
Starring : G. V. Prakash Kumar, Nikki Galrani, Anandhi, RJ Balaji
Music : G. V. Prakash Kumar
Cinematography : Sakthi Saravanan
Editing : Vivek Harshan

With the erstwhile movie of GV Prakash happening to be the ones on adult comedies, there was a little relief to see CBFC rating for this outing ‘Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru’ being certified U. The film comes from the maker of hat-trick comedy capers Siva Manasula Sakthi, Boss Engira Baskaran and Oru Kal Oru Kannadi. Let us check out the analysis of this film featuring Prakash Raj, Nikki Galrani, Anandhi and RJ Balaji in important roles.


With just a day ahead of marriage, Kumar (GV Prakash) is urged by his close friend Balaji (RJ Balaji) to take a pleasure trip to Pondicherry. His fiancée Priya (Nikki Galrani) keeps tracing his whereabouts on phone and during this juncture he looks into a flashback of his past love with Nancy (Anandhi). On their way back, they are trapped by a conniving police officer Manimaran (Prakash Raj) for illegally purchasing liquor bottles. Rest of the film is about the funny adventures and misadventures of Kumar and Balaji.


While promoting the film, we got to hear Rajesh and team say the film unlike the filmmaker’s previous films doesn’t carry Smoking, Drinking and even stalking girl elements. But shocking to see that it doesn’t carry a STORY too, for you keep wondering why this film was ever made. Although his previous movies had witnessed super and passable results, they carried at least an onionskin plot, but shocking to see that Rajesh comes up with a film that has no plot. We loved his narrative style in all his movies beyond the star-cast, comedy and drama, but here it’s completely disappointing. Even the technical aspects too are completely below average grade for none of the songs steal your attention. Cinematography by Sakthi Saravanan has little worth mentioning for he tries to capture songs with few good visuals.

It looks like GV Prakash has some personal issues with few religious groups like Christianity as he doesn’t miss to offend the religious sentiments. He has been constantly working on same elements from his debut film, but then it’s not acceptable to see it over and again in all his movies.


We aren’t in a situation to mark verdict on GV Prakash. Is he trying to capture the groups that are meant for his style or is the fact he cannot improvise his performance. GV Prakash can better focus on scripts that would really nurture his career graph with yet more commendable scores for he has such potentiality. RJ Balaji is the only showstopper in this film and if not for his witty lines, you would be rushing out of theatres before the show ends. Prakash Raj has been projected as a joker and we start wondering why he took such flimsy roles. Of course, his screen presence is an additional strength but not his characterization. Robo Shankar and Singam Puli are blatant irritations. Nikki Galrani doesn’t get more scope and she looks faded up with energy and enthusiasms. Anandhi makeover is little gaudy and she can better give a better performance. Anandhi! You amazed us with your performance in Kayal, we look forward to such spellbinding ones and not this routine a lazy mad girl falling in love with a local boy with no proper characterizations.

What works?

1. RJ Balaji and Prakash Raj
2. Few comedy sequences

What doesn’t works?

1. Story
2. screenplay, dialogues, etc

From the maker of cool Rom-Com entertainers like Rajesh, this one keeps you questioning throughout the film whether is he the writer and director of this film. On a disappointing note, other than Prakash Raj, RJ Balaji and few comedy sequences, nothing impresses you.

Verdict : A below average fare with huge disappointment from Rajesh.

Rating :3.5/10

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