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Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru movie review: GV Prakash stands out

In Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru, director Rajesh has tried to milk his tried and tested formula to help GV Prakash win big at the box office

Rating: 2 out of 5
Written by Manoj Kumar R | Bengaluru | Updated: November 18, 2016 2:52:42 pm
Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru movie review: GV Prakash's performance strikes a chord Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru movie review: GV Prakash’s performance strikes a chord

Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru movie cast: GV Prakash, Prakash Raj, Nikki Galrani, Anandhi

Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru movie director: M Rajesh

Music composer-turned-actor GV Prakash has come a long way from playing a clueless hero in last year’s horror-comedy Darling. Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru is his biggest release in terms of trade and has surely created a momentum for the young talent.

Prakash manages to hold the attention of the audience throughout the film, for which he has also scored the music. The romantic comedy is written and directed by filmmaker Rajesh, who has helped many upcoming heroes in Tamil taste their first major commercial success.

Kumaru (Prakash) sets out on a road trip to Pondicherry just two days before his wedding with Priya (Nikki Galrani) to celebrate the last few hours of his bachelor life. He takes his self-absorbed and reckless friend, Balaji (RJ Balaji) along with him who turns their fun trip into a nightmare.

The film switches between Kumaru’s present and past life. Previously, he was in a relationship with Nancy (Anandhi). Their love story faces a challenge because of Nancy’s father Michael Aasirvadham (MS Bhaskar), who asks Kumaru and his family to convert to Christianity before he would let his daughter marry him. Despite desperate measures, he fails to save his love and cannot convince Nancy to go against her father’s will. Later, he moves on with his life.

After a fun night in Pondicheery, Balaji loads the car with liquor bottles as they head back to Chennai. Kumaru gets to know this only when they get stopped by the cops at a checkpoint and things go out of control. The rest of the movie follows Kumaru’s struggle to reach Chennai with his troublemaker friend before his wedding.

Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru is filled with predictable and monotonous jokes. However, characters played by GV Prakash, Prakash Raj, Balaji , Robo Shankar and Singampuli makes the film watchable.

A spoof segment on a reality show that discusses family disputes and resolves them on television is the highlight of the film. The music is tolerable and the Locality Boys number is already a hit with the masses.

Overall, Rajesh has tried to milk his tried and tested formula to help Prakash win big at the box office. Given that this week there are no other options, you can give this romantic comedy a try. But, if you decide to sit this one out, don’t worry you are not missing out on a lot.

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