Aravind (Ashok Selvan) is average in everything in life and is not celebrated or noticed by anyone, including his friends. But the first appreciation for him comes from Janani (Priya Anand) and Aravind is on cloud nine.
To impress her, Aravind joins the same course and college of her. Janani, who realises that Aravind is behind her, warns him and asks him achieve something in life.
A dejected Aravind attempts suicide, but ends up saving a gangster Sathya (Samuthirakani’s son). In turn, Sathya wants to do some favour to Aravind and vows to make him hog limelight.
Sathya and his men ensure that Aravind get a prestigious scholarship. And another act of Sathya lands Janani in trouble. How Aravind emerges triumphant in a tough situation is all what Kootathil Oruvan is about.
Directed by former journalist Gnanavel, Kootathi Oruvan speaks about average people, who form majority in this world. The filmmaker has come out with an interesting story and screenplay.
Though many scenes are familiar to us, we get attached to them thanks to narration and performance. Ashok Selvan has delivered his career best performance, while Priya Anand has repeated her role in Ethir Neechal.
Samuthirakani has done a neat job. Music composer Nivas Prasanna has given a great work. especially in background score. P K Varma’s visuals are cool, while Leo John Paul has made the movie crisp.
The only minus point of the film is the documentary feel it provides, especially in the last 20 minutes. But for this, Kootathil Oruvan is a decent movie with a good message.
Rating: 3 out of 5