Screenplay and Direction
Songs and BGM
A Joyous Journey!
Kappal has love and friendship travelling on a same boat with enthralling moments of laughter. Karthik G Krish makes a promising debut.
Cast: Vaibhav, Sonam Bajwa, Karunakaran, VTV Ganesh, Arjunan, Venkat Sundar, Karthik Priyadarshan & Others
Cinematography: Dinesh Krishnan
Music: Natarajan Sankaran
PRO: Suresh Chandra
Written & Directed by: Karthik G Krish
Produced by: I Studios Entertainment & Shankar’s S Pictures
Release Date: 25-12-2014
Run Time: 02:37:00
After a slew of horror films churned out in K’town, Kappal gives audience a comfortable time to unwind and recline through a full-fledged rom- com, with the ‘com’ part being the most impactful. Kappal is a Shankar’s release and the director out of his busy schedule has taken space to release the film under his banner is itself a certain first-hand endorsement. The director has justified his love for comedy by choosing to release this film and his protege, debutant Karthik G Krish has kept his mentor’s reputation intact. The movie has enjoyable youth elements, friendship and love travelling on an equal pace throughout the narration and has been carved tastefully by Karthik in a convincing manner.
Vaibhav, Sonam Bajwa, VTV Ganesh, Karunakaran, Arjunan and the other casts complete Kappal as a perfect rom-com to cherish. Vaibhav Reddy plays the lead along with Sonam Bajwa and the pair seems strike a delightful chemistry on screen. Vaibhav starts his life in a midtown and enjoys his childhood with friends.He also confronts unforeseen trouble from his friends for a weird reason. An exhausted Vaibhav wishes to get rid off his troubling friends and plans to settle down in Chennai, which he eventually does with the help of VTV Ganesh, who plays a playboy. VTV ganesh enjoys all the lavish outfits that the city provides and provokes Vaibhav to embrace the addictive city life. He also trains and helps him find a girl. Vaibhav reaches Sonam Bajwa and starts his smooth romantic journey with her. When everything is poised well, Vaibhav gets a call from VTV Ganesh informing that his friends from the village have come to meet him which leaves Vaibhav in shock and sets the proceedings on fire for the second half.
Vaibhav hides his love from his friends, but only for a short time than he expected. What happens when his highly possessive friends find out about his love-interest? Karunakaran, Arjunan and Venkat Sundar, who plays Vaibhav’s friends, plan to separate Vaibhav from Sonam Bajwa and start to play pranks on both. What Vaibhav does to keep his friendship and love balanced is narrated in an entertaining tale with a generous dose of light-hearted comical moments.
Kappal is satisfying in many ways. The songs have played out good and music director Natarajan Sankaran has soulfully done the score. Cinematographer Dinesh Krishnan and editor Antony have worked in tandem and offered a well harbored entertainer. Director Karthi G Krish has a great sense of humor, his script and pleasing narration stand proof to the same. Definitely a promising debut. Shankar adds another feather to his cap and overall, Kappal has love and friendship travelling on a same boat with enthralling moments of laughter.