Raw and Riveting
Two friends- Gandhi (Vijay Sethupathi) and Pandi (Yogi Babu)- come to Chennai from a small town in Madurai region, with a mission.
Their sole aim is to get passports and to go to London to make money, so that they can attain a financial status they dream in the society.
But achieving their dreams is not that easy, as they have to run from pillar to post, besides meeting different people. Their travails is what Aandavan Kattalai all about.
What a film! Director Manikandan is solid and scores hat-trick with Aandavan Kattalai (for the uninitiated, his first two ventures are ‘Kaaka Muttai’ and the much recent ‘Kuttramey Thandanai’).
With an actor like Vijay Sethupathi providing him solid company, the director scores sixes and fours from scene one till the climax.
And for Vijay Sethupathi, this seems to be a golden year in his career. This is his fifth release in 2016 and we can give him hi-fi for his story selection and performance.
Both Ritika Singh and Pooja Devariya add immense value, while Yogi Babu scores in emotions too. K has come out with beautiful songs and background score, while Shanmugasundaram’s cinematography and Anucharan’s editing are rock solid.
Though the film moves tad slow, there is no stopping for you from enjoying it, for its lively, colourful, almost close to reality and striking/
Director: M. Manikandan
Cast: Vijay Sethupathi, Ritika Singh, Pooja Devariya, Nassar, R. N. R. Manohar, Cheenu Mohan, Yogi Babu, Sivagnanam Aravindhan, Singampuli, Ramesh Thilak, Namo Narayana
Pro: Nikhil Murugan