Review of the film ‘Kazhugu’

Kazhugu Movie Review

Cast: Krishna, Bindhu Madhavi, Karunaas and Thambi Ramiah

Direction: Sathyasiva

Production: Talking Times

Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja

Cinematography: Sathya

The film ‘Kazhugu’ is not at an ordinary one. It speaks about the lives of those who recover dead bodies of the victims of suicide in Kodaikanal. It is about those men whom our society has not bothered to look at. It seems that the director Sathyasiva has put his effort and has researched well. The background of the film is set in Kodaikanal. Sera, Shanmugham and Nandu, the characters in the movie earn their living by lifting the dead bodies from the bottom of the cliff. The things take a turn when Sera played by Krishna meets Kavitha played by Bindu Madhavi. Till that time he was the one with no room for emotions. He marries Kavitha which is due to the efforts of Shanmugham and Nandu against all the obstacles and life begins newly for him. However, luck plays its role when Ayya played by Jayaprakash enters the scene. His entry leads trouble in the lives of both Nandu and Shanmugham. At this time Sera wants to take revenge as he fights a battle with Ayya.

The film is somewhat close to realism yet it manages to come out sophistically on cruelty. The actors have played their role well and the director has managed to narrate the touchy tale with the limited faces and that too without any commercial compromise. The drawbacks in the film are related to a predictable climax and a lengthy second part but the firm grip on the film makes it interesting to watch. Krishna plays the lead after his commercial films like ‘Kattradhu Kalavu’ and ‘Alibaba’ and proves his talent as an actor and that too in a challenging role. Bindu Madhavi does well in raising emotions with her eyes. She handles her role with much comfort. Thambi Ramiah and Karunaas comes up with make believe performance. Cinematography by Sathya and music scored by Yuvan Shankar adds strength to the story of the film.

Rating: 5/10

Verdict: it is interesting to watch but there are scopes of improvement in the second half of the film.

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