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KATTU MOVIE REVIEW
by : Behindwoods review board
As much as we are stuck with the song-and-dance
routine in our movies, there are a few
recurring themes those can just not simply
be done away with. Veluthu kattu, produced
by S A Chandrasekhar and directed by Senapathy
Magan, deals with exactly one of those
themes: it’s Amman Koil Kilakaale
meets Kilakke Pogum Rail.
kattu revolves around a puppy love that develops into
something big, parental pressure against the couple’s
marriage and their need to prove themselves to win
their parents approval. All this happens after two
jail sentences imposed on each of the lead and their
wait for each other until the sentence is over. So
Debutant Kathir plays a hopeless and cantankerous
guy whose short temper almost costs him his love.
Kathir slacks in his studies and ends up being a no-gooder.
Arundathi is his childhood sweetheart whose parents
refuse to get her married off to Kathir for obvious
reasons. Kathir is in a need to prove himself and
upon Arundathi’s insistence, goes to Chennai
in search of greener pastures. He befriends another
girl, secures a big fat loan, gets into a restaurant
business (as simple as that indeed!) and makes big
But all is not well with Arundathi, who is forcefully
married to another man in Kathir’s absence.
Arundathi does not take it lightly and hacks her husband
to death. This eventually sends her to the prison.
Now what will happen of Kathir? Will he wait till
With a storyline like that, the movie could have fit
anywhere between the 70s and the late 80s. But blame
our stars; we stand witness to a melodramatic and
twisted tale of women falling for men who are supposedly
good at heart but still good for nothing other than
wooing them. Time and again! And it’s not only
a singled out case. We are a jinxed audience and the
director probably thinks this is what we deserve.
There is lots of scope for Kathir to improve in terms
of performance and everything while Arundathi can
shine in the hands of an able director and a good
role. The movie, as such, wallows in melodrama so
much that you stop caring for its actors; and most
of it seems forced as well.
In the otherwise dismal state of affairs, the songs
are just above passable in Bharani’s music.
Director Senapathy Magan might want to do a reality
check as to how life is lived in villages. For one,
girls from the villages are not naïve enough
to squander their lives for unreasonable and foolish
men. It’s mortifying even to think!
Amman Koil Kilakaale meets Kilakke Pogum Rail!
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