Kadhai movie review
Starring: Shawn, Nivedhita
Music: Paul Jacap
Producer: Akash Akshai Raj Cine International
It’s not the regular story we see quite often in Kollywood. And there are no known faces at least in the lead roles. With a lesser known star cast and a new theme, actor Abhishek manages to render a thriller in his maiden directorial venture that is interesting to watch.
The ‘Mogamul’ man, who later established himself as a successful small screen actor, deserves a pat on the back for coming out with a script without clichés. However, one could not avoid the impression that the film could have been better had he infused more pace in it.
‘Kathai’ is about Narain (Shaan), an acclaimed writer, who wins the Booker prize for one of his works. While he dedicates the honour to his wife Kavya (Niveditha), a flashback reveals some secrets in the couple’s life.
Narain and Kavya, who is a renowned violinist, fall for each other and get married. It’s only post wedding Kavya comes to know Narain is a psychotic. As the world outside is not aware of Narain’s other face, he is now a celebrated writer.
Coming to the present, the husband and wife are now in the United States, where they meet Bujji (Abhinay), a childhood friend of Kavya. How Kavya comes out of all difficulties is the remaining part of Kathai. Abhishek manages to score with an unexpected climax.
Newcomers Shaan and Niveditha do justice to their roles while Abhinay is adequate. Comedy by ‘Ganja’ Karuppu hardly tickles the funny bone. Abhishek has opted to present something new. He manages to sustain interest in parts. A daring attempt that needs a pat despite its potholes…