Kutty : passable show
Production: Gemini Film Circuit
Direction: Jawahar Mithran
Star-casts: Dhanush, Shriya Saran, Radha Ravi, Srinath, Aarthi and others
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
With most of the Pongal releases ‘Aayirathil Oruvan’ and ‘Naanayam’ turning to be the biggest disappoints, here’s ‘Kutty’ that lives up to our expectations for certain extent. To be precise, the reason that kept us waiting for ‘Kutty’ was the grand success of ‘Yaaradi Nee Mohini’ churned out by the same duo Jawahar-Dhanush.
And now with big day of contestation, ‘Kutty’ is ahead of other releases.
As mentioned previously, the film is a remake of yesteryear Telugu blockbuster ‘Aarya’ starring Allu Arjun in lead role. If you’re into the act of comparing both the original and remake version, keep yourself away from it. ‘Original remains the best’ and having remade after 4 years, there are few adaptations of present day situation in terms of setting.
But nothing makes the story different.
Arjun (Debutant Sameer) is a filthy rich guy and son of a leading politician Devanayagam (Radha Ravi). He has a great likeliness for college belle Geetha (Shriya Saran) and proposes her wholeheartedly. But as she keeps resenting his love, Arjun pretends to jump from the college terrace if she isn’t gonna accept him. With no options left, Geetha propounds about dating him.
Enters Kutty (Dhanush), a happy-go-lucky youngster, who has no worries in life and what makes him so special is his cheerful attitude : Think Positive, Be Confident and things will happen as you wanted. Things take a turn over the tale when Kutty falls in love with Geetha at the first sight and indeed proposes her. But Geetha refuses the proposal as she already pitted herself into unwanted things. Rest of the film is all about Kutty winning her love with his affirmative approach and self-confidence.
Years back the Telugu version ‘Aarya’ was adjudged as a ‘sang-froid entertainer’ that offered a better show. Now, the film too travels on the same notes. The first half is slightly sluggish as it takes some time to settle down with the main plot. But later as it proceeds towards the second hour, it maintains the momentum. Probably, there are chances for few groups to have great likeliness for first half while others maybe interested in second half.
On the performance level, Dhanush with his boy-to-next-door looks offers a perfect amusement for his fans. Kudos to Shriya Charan! For the girl who hardly gave any performance, deserves special mention here with simple looks. Hope she keeps herself adhered to such sort of roles. Debutant Sameer steals the show with his appealing performance and he’s the new guy to be watched in town. Aarthi and Srinath add to the humor quotients while Radha Ravi is okay.
Technically, the songs are completely disappointing as none of them keep us captivated. Especially, the ardent listeners of ‘Aa Ante Amalapuram’ of ‘Aarya’ will be disappointed with the train song over here. Balasubramaniam’s cinematography is a visual treat with eye-catching shots.
If Jawahar Mithran had penned the screenplay with more finesses avoiding few subtle and slow moments, the film would be received great appreciation from all centres. As of now, ‘Kutty’ will be a winner amongst ‘B’ and ‘C’ centres. If you’ve planned to watch this film, walk into theatres without any expectations and you will feel it worthy.
If you’re still looking out for a clear-cut verdict, just behave the way similar to this film’s protagonist – Think positive and the film is good and probably the vice-versa as well.
Verdict: Time-pass movie