140th Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra52451335842118050 Tamil Nadu3028752446755041 Andhra Pradesh2355251456362116 Karnataka182354991263312 Delhi1461341316574131 Uttar Pradesh126722767212120 West Bengal98459671202059 Bihar8274154139450 Telangana8075157586637 Gujarat71064542382652 Assam5883842326145 Rajasthan5249738235789 Odisha4592731785321 Haryana4163534781483 Madhya Pradesh3902529020996 Kerala3433121832109 Jammu and Kashmir2489717003472 Punjab2390315319586 Jharkhand185168998177 Chhatisgarh12148880996 Uttarakhand96326134125 Goa871259575 Tripura6161417641 Puducherry5382320187 Manipur3752204411 Himachal Pradesh3371218114 Nagaland30119738 Arunachal Pradesh223115923 Chandigarh1595100425 Meghalaya11154986 Sikkim9105101 Mizoram6203230
Entertainment Movie Reviews 04 Mar 2017 Kuttram 23 movie rev ...

Kuttram 23 movie review: A welcomed relief from the recent drab of Kollywood

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | ANUPAMA SUBRAMANIAN
Published Mar 4, 2017, 3:14 pm IST
Updated Mar 4, 2017, 3:15 pm IST
You are guaranteed to be lured into the present moment for majority of the 2 hours and 30 minutes run time.
Still from the film.
 Still from the film.
Rating:

Director: Arivazhagan

Cast: Arun Vijay, Mahima Nambiar, Thambi Ramaiah, Abhinaya

 

Kuttram 23 is a film where a pregnant woman who vanishes under mysterious circumstances turns into a larger and thrilling investigation, spearheaded by an intelligent young cop.

Directed by Arivazhagan and based on a crime novel by Rajeshkumar, IPS Vetrimaran (Arun Vijay) is given the task of investigating the disappearance of a pregnant woman named Jessica, who’s the spouse of a media tycoon.

Soon into the investigation, Vetrimaran meets Thendral (Mahima Nambiar) - a witness in the crime. He learns that the source of the crime is medical in nature and things soon become personal when his sister-in-law Abhinaya (Abhinaya) becomes pregnant after many unsuccessful years in her marriage. She shortly commits suicide, and her death seems to have the same pattern as that of Jessica’s. What’s the end game of all these murders? And from where is it coming from? The reminder of the film plays out this scenario and is done so with style and sophistication.

 

Kuttram 23 has its share of flaws with the climax feels rushed, but the overall ambiance of the film is a welcomed relief from the recent drab of Kollywood. Director Arivazhagan known for his superb making style has placed much emphasis on the script and the technical crew, and it shows in the output. The scenes are a curiously interesting mix of camera perfect visuals and singular devotion to the story line.

Arun Vijay is as fierce as ever, and doesn’t let that beat go away. He shines in every aspect, be it his looks, body language and delivering dialogues. Mahima is given a character with some amount of substance and she has stood up to it well. Despite without makeup, Mahima looks pretty. Others such as Thambi Ramaiah playing the comedic bits satisfy without hogging the limelight. Abhinaya delvers in a well-conceived role. Amit Bhargav is adequate. Dev and Vamsi in villainy roles do their best.

 

The accolades for the aforementioned visuals go to cinematographer KM Bhaskaran. Vishal Chandrashekhar in the music department does a lively job. Kuttram 23 is not a movie to blow your socks off. The movie is wholly commercial and the script doesn’t leer off into uncharted and interesting territories. But as a thriller and entertainer, the film is fulfilling. With its making, you are guaranteed to be lured into the present moment for majority of the 2 hours and 30 minutes run time.

...




ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT