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KOLA KOLAYA MUNDHIRIKA MOVIE REVIEW
Review by : Behindwoods review board
Starring: Karthik Kumar, Shikha, Jayaram, Anandraj.
Direction: Madhumita
Music: Selva Ganesh
Production: Giriguja Films International
Humor is a serious business in celluloid and it requires astute craftsmanship to deliver the goods right. After a very heavy-duty material in Vallamai Thaaraayo, director Madhumita has chosen a lighter genre for her second venture with a colossal support from Crazy Mohan, who is in charge of dialogues and story in Giriguja films international Kola Kolaya Mundhirika.

KKM opens up in a heritage jameen on a Krishna Jayanthi day when the owners of the jameen are killed in a shooting incident with their child becoming an orphan. Precious diamonds are hidden in a chair in the bungalow which gets transported out. The whereabouts of the chair(s) is known only to the clerk (Delhi Ganesh) of the jameen, who also leaves the place.

Cut to the present, we have Krish (Karthik Kumar) and Veni (Shikha), habitual cons who are involved
  Kola Kolaya Mundhirika
in petty thefts and are constantly engaged in outsmarting each other. Shikha has been raised by M S Bhaskar who is also a petty thief. As the film unfolds, Krish gets to discover about the diamonds and the location of chairs from Delhi Ganesh who is on his death bed. Krish commences his trail of the precious gem. In the meantime, Veerappan (Anand Raj), who is related to the jameen, overhears this conversation and he is also on this track along with his cronies.

Meanwhile, inspector Mathrubootham (Jayaram) and his aide Vyapuri are given the responsibility of finding a chip from dada Thulukkanam (Radha Ravi) as he is known to have details about some Swiss bank accounts of important people.

The search for diamonds brings Krish and Veni together as conniving partners which take them to different stops, one being dada Thulukkanam where they collide with Mathrubootham. From this point onwards, the diamonds are being chased by Krish and Veerappan group while Jayaram is on a hunt for the chip. Who gets the diamonds, where the chip is and what happens to Krish and Veni are narrated in this joke-a-minute venture with a comical twist in the climax. And this jolly ride is being helped by the side spitting, hilarious dialogues which bear the distinctive stamp of Crazy Mohan.

Undoubtedly KKM belongs to Crazy Mohan who makes a cameo at the end and the sequence tops the list of this laughathon. The entire theatre erupted with claps the moment he is zoomed in. Karthik Kumar essays his role with consummate ease and his dance movements are also much better. His acting histrionics have definitely been exploited well. Although KKM is Shikha’s maiden Tamil venture, the lady acquits herself with finesse and the credit should be shared with Suchithra who has lent her voice. (Welcome change from the voice of Saveetha Reddy).

Jayaram as the sirippu police brings the roof down especially in the bank robbery scene. The sequence when Radha Ravi’s assistant explains about his death to Krish and Shikha with "mullu" as the key word is uproarious. KKM is replete with such sequences all over. The other cast members are adequate in their roles.

Music by Selvagaensh is fine and comes to the fore in ‘Oru Varam’ number although the song in itself is a speed breaker for KKM. Other songs pass muster. Background score lends the right support for KKM. Cinematography by L K Vijay and editing by Vijay Venkatramanan are in sync with the mood of the film.

On the flip side, KKM does not hold the audience’s attention tightly through out and at times, appears a tad juvenile, especially in the first half. All the same, Madhumita should be lauded for having given a light, clean, family entertainer. Go to KKM and laugh out loud for two and a half hours.

Verdict: Enjoyable game



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