Kamalakannan (Udhayanidhi Stalin) is a farmer and a do-gooder. He does organic farming and helps people around. He also raises his voice in issues such as NEET and farmers’ suicides.
For Kamalakannan, the two most important persons in his life are his father (Poo Ram) and grandmother (Vadivukkarasi). He will never do anything against their wishes.
Kamalakannan takes loans for the sake of the needy in his village and this quality of him lands him in trouble when a new manager Bharathi (Tamannah) takes charge at the cooperative bank.
She initially mistakes him as a defaulter, but understands his good qualities later. Following this, the two fall in love. However, Kamalakannan’s father and grandmother are not ready to accept their relationship, since Bharathi is from a different community.
If you have enough patience to watch a film that would remind you of a 1980s movie and present-day mega serials, Kanne Kalaimaane could be your destination this weekend.
The idea is good. But it has been executed at a very slow pace and the first one hour has been taken to establish the character of the protagonist. There is no conflict till the climax.
Udhayanidhi has done well and fits well to the role of a village do-gooder. Tamannah tries to give her best but we feel her somewhat alien to her character. Vasundhara, Vadivukkarasi and Poo Ram are solid.
Yuvan Shankar Raja’s music is average, while the cinematography is good. Director Seenu Ramasamy has given us in the past some strong movies, but Kanne Kalaimaane is certainly not an addition to that list.
The plus points of the movie are its feel-good factor, certain scenes that strike a chord among the audience and the niceness of its characters.
Rating: 2.5 out of 5