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Movie Review ‘Azhagu Kutti Chellam'

Published Jan 3, 2016, 1:21 am IST
Updated Mar 26, 2019, 12:39 pm IST
The movie can be watched for its genuine attempt.

Cast: Karunas, Thambi Ramaiah , Akhil, Chethan, George, John Vijay, Krisha, Naren, Ritwika, Suresh, Thejasvini, Vinodhini.

Direction: Charles


Close on the heels of Pasanga 2, here comes Azhagu Kutti Chellam, children based movie directed by Charles. The movie revolves around multiple characters from different backgrounds with each one having different problems on one way or other related to children.  A group of students in a charity based Christian school wants to stage a drama about Jesus Christ's birth on the Christmas day and they are in search of a newborn kid. Among the four kids, Jayan’s parents are on the verge of divorce, Murugu is brought up in an orphanage run by a noble-minded person (Thambi Ramaiah). Yet another boy who belongs to a relocated Sri Lankan Tamil family, whose uncle and aunt (Akhil and Ritwika) comes on a pilgrimage to India after they lose their only daughter to ethnic war. Then there’s an auto driver (Karunas) who desperately wants his pregnant wife to deliver a baby boy since the couple already have three daughters. On the other hand, there’s a teenage chess champion waiting for her boyfriend to come back and marry her after he leaves her pregnant.  Vinodhini, a teacher from the same school longs for a child, as she could not conceive for several years. How they are connected towards the end forms the rest.

The first half goes in establishing the characters without much of a movement. Post interval the actual story begins. Kids play pivotal parts and Charles has extracted the best out of all of them without going over board. Karunas has given his best ever performance in the recent times.  As usual Thambi Ramaiah proves his versatility. Newcomer Girisha as the impregnated strong-minded single woman is promising.  With well-written characters, the second half is filled with emotional quotient and is most part engaging. Ved Shankar’s music is the biggest plus to the movie, especially the title track. The budget constraints are evident. Nevertheless, the movie can be watched for its genuine attempt.