Cast: Dulquer Salmaan, Ritu Varma, Gautham Menon, Rakshan , Niranjani
Direction: Desingh Periyasamy
Debutant director Desingh Periyasamy's Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal is a synthesis of a rom-com and a modern crime caper, without any pretence or preachiness. So it makes for a fun-filled ride. Events are taken to their natural conclusion and the leading duo are not given any sob stories as guilt cover for their crimes.
Siddharth (Dulquer Salmaan) and his roommate Kallis (Rakshan) are two scammers masquerading as app developers. They make huge sums of money by conning people online. Then comes Meera (Ritu Varma) into the life of Siddharth, who, with some encouragement from his buddy, eventually proposes to her and gets hitched. Similarly, Kallis gets into a relationship with Meera's friend Shreya (Niranjana). So now we have a foursome and in due time, they decide to go to Goa in search of a new life.
But then, straight-shooting cop Prathap Chakravarthi (Gautham Menon) is on their tail. He just wants to nab them because he has been personally affected by their crimes. The manner in which the film concludes makes for a pleasant surprise from the usual norms of K-town endings.
KKK is peppered with some nice dialogues and minor twists of the plot. It is a bit long-winded though. We could have done without some of the duller moments. The climax is good and is backed up by Dulquer's smooth movements. His mannerisms are apt for the young 'I've got brains, but no sense' character. Rakshan as his buddy complements him well and does a good job in his debut role. Ritu Varma has an important part to play and she hits the mark, especially in the emotional moments. Gautham Menon has the perfect fit as the suave cop. His characterization and some of the twists involved are definitely inspired from his own films! Niranjani is equally impressive.
Music and score by Masala Coffee and Harshvardhan Rameshwar keep the pace up, and KM Baskaran's camerawork is topnotch. The transition from a carefree crime-ridden life to a full-on cop chase is gradual and feels just right.
Overall, Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal is a fine outing for a first-timer worth watching....