Release Date : Mar 22,2013
Kan Pesum Varthaigal
Review by : Behindwoods Review Board
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Production: R Saravanakumar
Cast: Iniya, Livingston, Senthil
Direction: R Balaji
Screenplay: R Balaji
Story: R Balaji
Music: Shamanth
Background score: Shamanth
Lyrics : Viveka

Kan Pesum Varthaigal is radio jockey and television star, Senthil’s launch pad as a hero. Directed by R Balaji and produced by Sri Balaji Cine Creations, the film also stars Iniya, ‘Jangri’ Madhumita, Livingston and Murugadoss in central roles.

The story is of an aspiring shuttler, who gives up his passion and takes a job in Singapore so that his parents can be proud of him. But what destiny has in stock for him is Kan Pesum Varthaigal in a nut shell.

There’s no question about Senthil and Iniya’s performances. They are good at what they do. Madhumitha and Murugadoss are impressive too and are in fact witty in parts.

But the film lacks a concrete story and specific genre. It makes one wonder if this is a romantic story or an inspirational one that has gone bad. The story keeps shifting routes quite often and isn't clear.

Livingston plays a part too, but a very small one. That said, there are only four characters around which the story is built. But with just these four on screen (most of the time) and practically no substances in the story, the film pushes the audience to boredom. There are too many dialogues and pretty long ones that make us lose track of what happened the scene before.

Another drawback in the film is its poor production quality. The cinematography, background music, dialogues and even production design create a mega serial feel. The zoom ins and tights during a catchy dialogue, a noisy bang for hero’s punch lines, too much drama and innumerable twists to elongate the story as much as possible, also give the audience a TV serial feel.

Shamanth’s songs are neither impressive enough to make people hum nor capable of holding them from going out from a walk. The BGMs lack improvisation and therefore go unnoticed.

On the whole, Kan Pesum Varthaigal is a 140 minute drama with few notable performances and a shallow story.

Verdict: A fluctuating and a dull tale