Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Kolanji: Preachy points
Kolanji (Kirubakaran) is a playful youngster who often gets chided by his father Appasamy (Samuthirakani). An atheist, Appasamy preaches his prinicples not just to Kolanji, but on other villagers too.
With Kolanji’s behaviour frequently earning him the wrath of his father, he develops hatred towards Appasamy. In the meantime, he helps his uncle Gemini (Rajaji), who is in love with his cousin sister Poongodi (Naina Sarwar).
All of a sudden, an unexpected incident happens involving the younger brother of Kolanji and life takes a turn. Kolanji also lands in trouble with a fellow villager’s son.
These incidents slowly make him realise how much love his father has on him. What he does after a change of mind forms the rest of the story.
The intentions of Kolanji, directed by Dhanaram Saravanan and produced by Naveen of Moodar Koodam fame, are fine. However, they way in which they are conveyed is debatable.
It is high time for Samuthirakani to quit preachy roles. We had seen him doing the same thing many times already and we once again get to see the same stuff in Kolanji. This time, he tooks a dig at a particular religion which is unfair.
Romantic track between Rajaji and Naina tests our patience, while humours works in parts, especially the scenes involving Adivangi (Nasath).
There are some good scenes, which convey messages to the society. Reminding us of Samuthirakani’s Appa at places, Kolanji is a mixed bag.