A man is found dead. The police department is informed. Arrives officer Karthikeyan (Arjun) to the spot to investigate the case. He soon finds that the victim is Vamsi, relative of a minister in Andhra Pradesh.
As Karthikeyan starts probe, he realises that Vamsi was stalking Dharani (Ashima Narwal) and her mother (Seetha). He believes that the women were behind the murder of Vamsi.
However, Prabhakaran (Vijay Antony), a neighbour of Dharani, approaches the police and claims it is he who has murdered Vamsi. And, Karthikeyan finds it hard, very hard, to disprove the claims of Prabhakaran.
Who executed the murder actually? Why did Prabhakaran help Dharani and her mother? Who is he really? What is his connection with Dharani? You can find answers to these intriguing questions during the climax of Kolaigaran.
Inspired by Japanese crime novel The Devotion Of Suspect X, Kolaigaran directed by Andrew Louis is a gripping crime thriller that teases the brains of the audience right from the very first scene.
Vijay Antony fits perfectly well for the role of a passive man who hides everything in him. And he has scored well. Arjun’s performance is terrific and it is a delight to watch him.
Ashima Narwal shows promise while Nassar is an interesting choice for the role of Arjun’s mentor. Though music is good and gripping, songs are actually a speed-break for the screenplay.
With good technical values and very good writing, Andrew Louis has presented us a worthy thriller that takes the audience serious. Though there are shades of Kamal Haasan’s Papanasam, Kolaigaran is a sharp film which is a treat for the lovers of crime stories.
Rating: 3.75 out of 5
Kolaigaran: Man, Murder & Motive