Tamil Movie Review

Kalavani Mappillai Tamil Movie Review


Deva (Dinesh) comes across a beautiful veterinary doctor Thulasi (Aditi Menon), and soon, they start loving each other. Thulasi is the daughter of a rich woman (Devayani), who hates lies.

Cut to the past, Devayani’s husband (Anandaraj) marries her by hiding the fact that he doesn’t know to drive a car. When Devayani’s father falls ill, he dies since there is no one at home who knows to drive car to take him to hospital.

Hence, Devayani decides that her daughter should marry someone who knows well to drive. However, Deva doesn’t know driving since an astrologer had told him that he should not drive for 18 years.

But Deva decides to hide the fact and arrangements for his marriage with Thulasi happen. Is Devayani able to find out the truth? If so, what is Deva’s fate after that?


Director Gandhi Manivasagam has conceived a script that has all the potential to end up a laugh riot. But he is only partly successful in his mission. While some scenes tickle the funny bone well, certain scenes fall flat.

Dinesh dances well in this flick, but gets his emotions wrong in some scenes. Aditi Menon looks beautiful. Anandaraj, Devayani, Rajendran and others have delivered decent performance. Munishkanth has been under utilised.

Raghunanthan’s music is okay, while the cinematography of Saravanan Abhimanyu is eye-catching. Despite the loopholes, Kalavani Mappillai is an enjoyable ride.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5

Kalavani Mappillai :  Neither Kalavani nor Mappillai

Director: Gandhi Manivasagam

Producer: Rajeshwari Manivasagam, Gandhi Manivasagam

Music Director: N.R.Raghunathan

Cast: Devayani, Dinesh,  Adhiti Menon, Anandaraj