Movie Review of Kavan
This movie by KV Anand is a path breaker in Indian Movie industry. I stopped writing review for movies probably a decade ago and this movie has forced me to write a review for a movie once again. What is refreshing to see in the movie is its straight forward and honest depicting of scenes mimicking actual happenings in the real world. Hats off to KV Anand in taking such a brave venture and also bringing it out successfully.
The movie starts with usual lover boy Thilak (Vijay Sethupathy) going after a gal. Later Thilak joins a media company called zen one. During his visit to the company for joining he captures scenes of riots outside the media company. Later when he joins the company for the first day, he gives this video to media manager Pillai (Pandiarajan) and he publishes this scene with edit version in his channel. Thilak gets lot of praise for his action but he is perplexed by the edited version of his video. This is when his tryst with media company zen one starts.
Then the movie moves to the parallel love story between Abdul (Vikranth) and Kalpana. They both are protesting against a pesticide company for the farmers in the region. The company uses its muscle power against the protesters and Kalpana has to face the ultimate ordeal of being gang raped. This is when her friends Thilak and his love Jennifer join the mayhem and start to project her version to people. The next tipsy and curvy events of how the media company initially supports the gal and later on for business motive turns its head to politicians defines the rest of the movie.
What happens next is the ultimate level of honest depiction, which probably Indian Movie industry has never visualized, the story shows how the politicians and media company gang up against these protesters and their newfound media company Mutthamil headed by our own TR. The depiction of Abdul as terrorist by media zen one is something every Muslim is familiar to India but probably no one in the movie industry had guts to show this in mainstream movies. This is where I would take my hats off to Director KV Anand for his real time depiction of the scenes. The scene where dance shows are made fun by the Director is so real that people who have seen dance shows in TV can relate to.
TR entertains with his usual wits and humour and is refreshing to see a veteran experimenting with character roles. Sir we (TR fans) hope to see you like this in many more movies. You were definitely the best addition to the movie. Vijay Sethupathy has slowly but steadily established himself as tangible star along with Jayam Ravi, Arya, Dhanush as the present generation superstars. The heroine was mostly without any character role and it was more Kalpana who was the heroine of the movie. Overall a real entertainer of movie with good message in the end. I will give it 4.5 stars out of five. Must watch if you are a media critic and also must watch if you want to learn about how media works.