Poikkal Kudhirai Movie Review

Poikkal Kudhirai Movie Review

Poikkal Kudhirai Movie Review

Cast-

Prabhu Deva , Baby Aazhiya , Prakash Raj , Varalaxmi Sarathkumar , Raiza Wilson , Jagan , Shaam  , John Kokken and Others ,

Crew-;

Director  – Santhosh P Jayakumar , Production Company – Darkroom Pictures , Screenplay  – Santhosh P Jayaku mar , Genre  –  Action Drama , Story –  Santhosh P Jayakumar , Music  – D Imman , Cinematographer –  Ballu , Edit ing –  Pre ethi Mohan ,  Executive Producer – K. Mathen Kumar , Art – Pappanadu C Uthayakumar , Stunt – Din esh Kasi ,  Cho reographer – Sathish Boopathy , Lyrics – Karky , DI – Varna Digital Studio , Founder & Colorist – R. Nandha Kumar , VFX – Ajax , VFX Head – Raja.S –AMT , Banner  – Mini Studio & Dark Room Pictures , Producer – S. Vinod Kumar , P R O – Yuvaraaj and Others .

Story-;

In a tragic accident, Kathiravan loses his wife and his left leg. A few years later he decides to get a prosthetic leg wi th the compensation amount. Kathiravan’s life gets more complicated when his daughter Magizh gets hospi ta lized. A physically-challenged father gets the shock of his life after knowing that his daughter’s life is in danger an d that he needs to earn a huge sum in order to ensure she undergoes a heart operation. He hatches a plan to kidnap a girl from a well-off family for ransom, but his execution falters after which he comes up with a different idea. However, little did he know that his new plans would turn out to be futile because of an unknown person. How is he going to save his daughter?  Kathiravan (played by Prabhu Deva), an amputee with a single leg, is a ve ry content man whose world revolves around his young daughter Magizh (Baby Aazhiya).

With his wife having passed away, Kathiravan’s priority is to ensure that his daughter gets a good education as per his late wife’s wish.Life is peaceful until one day, his daughter collapses on stage during a performance in sc hool. He learns that she has a medical condition that will require a surgery that will cost him a huge sum of mo ney. When Kathiravan runs out of options, his father (Prakash Raj), who is in prison, suggests that he kidnap the young daughter of a big industrialist Rudra(Varalaxmi Sarathkumar) and demand money. A reluctant Kathiravan begins to monitor Rudra’s child’s movements in a bid to save his ailing child. However, just when he is about to kidnap the child, a dramatic development occurs that leaves not just Rudra but also Kathiravan shocked… What happens to the little girl forms the rest of the story.

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Movie Review-;

Director Santhosh P Jayakumar’s ‘Poikkal Kuthirai’ is a proper commercial entertainer that banks big on the fa ther-daughter sentiment. The film also has a nice little investigative track that makes the story interesting and engaging. A physically-challenged father gets the shock of his life after knowing that his daughter’s life is in da nger and that he needs to earn a huge sum in order to ensure she undergoes a heart operation. He hatches a plan to kidnap a girl from a well-off family for ransom, but his execution falters after which he comes up with a diff er ent idea. However, little did he know that his new plans would turn out to be futile because of an unknown pers on. How is he going to save his daughter? The story, for all practical purposes, can be dismissed as being a run-of-the-mill kind, if it were not for the fact that a protagonist is a physically-challenged man of limited means facing an incredibly difficult challenge that requires quite a bit of physical effort to overcome it.

Kathiravan (played by Prabhu Deva), an amputee with a single leg, is a very content man whose world revolves around his young daughter Magizh (Baby Aazhiya). With his wife having passed away, Kathiravan’s priority is to ensure that his daughter gets a good education as per his late wife’s wish. Life is peaceful until one day, his daugh ter collapses on stage during a performance in school. He learns that she has a medical condition that will requir e a surgery that will cost him a huge sum of money. When Kathiravan runs out of options, his father (Prakash Ra j), who is in prison, suggests that he kidnap the young daughter of a big industrialist Rudra(Varalaxmi Sarathkum ar) and demand money. A reluctant Kathiravan begins to monitor Rudra’s child’s movements in a bid to save his ailing child. However, just when he is about to kidnap the child, a dramatic development occurs that leaves not just Rudra but also Kathiravan shocked… The film is interesting in parts. Poikkal Kuthirai gets off to a slow start, with incidents being showcased to highlight the deep dad-daughter bond.  

 Santhosh P Jayakumar’s Poikkal Kuthirai wastes no time getting to the plot. It revolves around father-daughter bonding. The former, Kathiravan (Prabhu Deva), who lost his wife and a leg in an accident is keen on providing a happy life to his daughter, but the latter wants him to seek the help of a prosthetic leg. The film starts picking up pace only after it becomes evident that Kathiravan’s child is fighting for her life and the man has no money. How ever, an unnecessary episode involving a non-governmental organisation swindling money again brings down th e pace of the film. It starts regaining the lost pace with more significant developments. By the time the first half ends, the story has you paying attention. In fact, Santhosh ends the first half with a flourish, raising a very intere sting question that piques your curiosity. The second half is full of twists and turns and keeps you fairly engage d.The director unnecessarily places the mandatory hero intro song with a dance sequence towards the begining of the movie, but it never tests your patience as it appears just before the story begins to take off.

Moreover, it is always a joy to watch Prabhu shaking a leg to peppy songs. The film has some laudable performan ces. Prabhu Deva has to be given credit for the phenomenal effort he’s made to play a one-legged character. Play ing a one-legged person means shifting your entire body weight onto just one leg. Standing on one leg for a consi derable period of time by itself can be a challenge. But Prabhu Deva seems to have not just stood but danced and fought on one leg, an incredibly demanding effort. For pulling off this challenge in a magnificent fashion, Prabhu D eva wins brownie points. Varalaxmi Sarathkumar’s performance as always is impressive. In fact, she seems to have worked on her dialogue delivery as well. While in the past, she is known to have rattled off her lines, she sp eaks at a reasonably decent pace in this film, adding so much more value to her performance. John Kokken as Va ralaxmi’s husband and comedian Jegan deliver neat performances. Actors Shaam and Raiza Wilson don’t have much to do in the film.

Baby Aazhiya, who plays Prabhu Deva’s daughter in the film, is adorable.  Imman’s background score is just abou t okay. The film has a couple of peppy songs that seem to have thrilled the masses.Despite a good story and an int eresting manner of narration, the film leaves you feeling bored occasionally. This boredom could have been avoi ded had the editor of the film been ruthless in her job.Santhosh Jayakumar’s ‘Poikkal Kuthirai’ is a mixed bag. In other words, it is a film that works in parts.hiravan gets the shock of his life after knowing that his daughter has a worrying health condition which needs immediate surgery. After an unsuccessful attempt in earning money for the heart operation, the dejected father resorts to an illegal plan. He decides to kidnap the daughter of Rudra (Varalaxmi) and Deva (John Kokken), a well-off couple for ransom.But Kathiravan gets it all wrong again. His plans tumble like a house of cards leaving him furious and helpless. With only a few days left for his daughter’s surgery, he looks clueless.

The film which begins as a done-to-death emotional drama involving a father-daughter bonding gains momentu m after the protagonist decides to indulge in a crime. The manner in which a couple of pivotal characters are intr oduced complements the convincing deviation in the narration.Prabhu Deva’s Kathiravan comes across as a reg ular father character in the beginning with little novelty in the character arc. But as the story progresses, the cha racter’s actions become engaging and make the audience glued to their seats. His performance as the desperate father is engaging, thanks to his involvement in emotional scenes. The roles played by Varalaxmi and John are al so fleshed out properly which helps us invest in their problems and the intriguing proceedings. The likes of Praka sh Raj and Raiza Wilson do not have much to do, while Jagan manages to register his presence.What works maj orly in the film is the ample twists and turns that are revealed at regular intervals.

Though the surprise element goes slightly overboard after a point, it smartly addresses some of the unanswered questions and covers up logical loopholes to an extent.On the downside, the director has depended too much on twists and turns instead of developing a cohesive screenplay and organic flow of events. Some of the scenes and its staging appear loud. The inconsistent background score is underwhelming while the songs and other technic al departments are okayish. Dinesh Kasi’s action choreography impresses in parts.  Verdict:  Poikkal Kuthirai is a one-time watch thriller with some engaging sequences. The performances of a few actors and unpredictable sto ry progression make up for the flaws.

This IS MY Personal Review So Please Go And Watch The Movie In Theaters Only

Written By- T.H.PRASAD -B4U-Ratting-3 /5