Who’s the hero?
Thambi Durai (Vishnu Vishal) is a revenue inspector, who is afraid of all things in life (like Tenali Kamal Haasan). He even fears to cross the road.
He falls in love with Kanmani (Catherine Tresa) at first sight. However, Kanmani’s father (Natraj, who is the father-in-law of Vishnu Vishal in real life) does not approve their marriage.
The reason is- Kanmani’s father strongly believes that a man should be brave. Hence, he dislikes Thambi Durai, who is scared of pretty much everything.
In the meantime, Thambidurai is also told that he is suffering from a rare disease and decides to donate his kidney.
What happens after this? Does their love succeed? Is Vishnu’s disease cured? All these things form the rest of the story of Kathanayagan.
Muruganandham, who is known for his comic roles in Idharkuthaane Aasaipattai Balakumara (Vijay Sethupathi does a cameo in Kathanayagan) and Kashmora, has turned a director with Kathanayagan.
In the association of Vishnu Vishal, he has presented a fun-filled story. But he has apparently forgotten about things like logic and crisp screenplay.
But despite these flaws, Kathanayagan manages to entertain thanks to some comedy scenes and performances by Vishnu Vishal and Soori (whose name in the movie is Anna Durai).
Catherine Tresa does not have much scope to perform, but tries to does her best. Natraj is good in his role, while Anandaraj, Saranya Ponvannan and Aruldoss are right picks for their respective roles.
Sean Roldan has scored good in background score. Though there is a lag after interval, things gain momentum towards the climax and we don’t leave the cinema hall disappointed.
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Pro: Riaz K Ahmed