Kadhalum Kadanthu Pogum, a movie with a loving heart inside
Madonna Sebastian’s Kollywood debut with Vijay Sethupathi, Kadhalum Kadanthu Pogum is a movie with beating heart inside. That liveliness is maintained throughout the movie and it turns out to be a refreshing romantic experience. Unlike the usual love stories, Ka Ka Ka Po plays with the differences between the lead pair, who hail from different social layers. Director Nalan Kumaraswami successfully executes his scheme through the stunning performances of the lead pair, Vijay Sethupathi and Madonna Sebastian.
The movie follows two youngsters, a desperate gangster Kathir, played by Vijay Sethupathi and Yaazhini, played by Madonna, a small town middle-class girl with huge ambitions. Yaazhini is hailing from Villupuram near Chennai and aspiring for a big job in the IT sector. Even though she managed to secure one such job, the company fired her and that made her desperate and helpless. She has a strained relationship with her pricking father back in Villupuram and decides to stay back in Chennai.
In order to cope up with the new financial situation and cover the damage, she shifts into a small flat in a low income area. There she meets the desperate gangster Kathir, played by Vijay Sethupathi. He is a small scale local goon and considered as a useless. He works as a sidekick of the local MLA. The rest of the movie is all about the differences between Kathir and Yaazhini and how they find comfort in each other despite those differences.
The movie is out-and-out owned by the lead pair Vijay Sethupathi and Madonna Sebastian. Both share excellent screen chemistry and timing. The exchanges between them, both verbal and emotional, are a joy to the viewers and become the main strength of the movie. Vijay Sethupathi delivers his usual natural and intense acting like the previous flick Naanum Rowdy Than and Sethupathi. Madonna claims her front seat in Kollywood with this single flick for her performance as Yaazhini.
Director Nalan Kumaraswami deviates to a great deal from his critically acclaimed previous flick Soothum Kavvum. He uses the dialogues, which are awesome and witty, very cleverly to generate humor, and it worked well. Nalan shifts from comedy to emotions effortlessly and find a balance that makes the movie a good romantic comedy entertainer. Music director Santhosh Narayan and cinematographer Dinesh Krishnan deserve a special mention for their stunning works. Kadhalum Kadanthu Pogum is for those who love romantic comedies with an emotional flavor.