Review: ‘Kanne Kalaimane’ – Rural razzmatazz

Director Seenu Ramasamy has made a name for himself coming out with rural tales with a strong message. His films dwell on family values and inter-personal relationships.

From Thenmerkku Paruvakattru to Dharmadurai, his movie did manage to engross masses for they were simple and heart-wrenching.

Kanne Kalaimane is one more addition in this long list. Starring Udhayanidhi Satlin and Tammannah, the movie not just speaks about love between a couple but also touches upon young farmer, who strives for organic farming besides various issues affecting students in Tamilnadu like the NEET and the standard of education here.

Udhayanidhi plays an agriculturist who runs a farm that produces organic manure. He is simple and straightforward. He helps all those in distress.

An obedient son in the family, he loves his father (Poo Ram) and grandmother (Vadivukkarasi). He comes across a manager (Tammannah) in an agriculture bank that gives loan to farmers. They fall in love.

They belong to different castes and after yes and no from their families, they get married. A shocking incident in Tammannah’s life alters all their plans.

Udhayanidhi has proved that he can act. His emotional underplay adds weight to the story. As a a simpleton sans any punchlines or acrobatic stunts, he is right there delivering what the script wants.

Tammannah is the scene-stealer. Sans make-up in a deglamourised role, she is there at her best. And her character speaks of women empowerment in a subtle tone. Poo Ram as Udhay’s father is good. Vadivukkarasi and Vasundhara’s characters are well-written. Another highlight is Yuvan Shankar Raja’s music. He always gives his best for Seenu Ramasamy.

Cinematography by Jalendhar Vasan captures the beauty of village. However on the flip side, the movie lacks pace and is predictable. The emotional drama is only towards the climax.

M BHARAT KUMAR