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Kavan Movie Review

Review Overview

Performances
Story and Narration
Technical Aspects and Music

Worthy, eye-opening entertainer.

Kavan may lack the fire and excitement of a Ko or an Ayan, but it surely does have a load of memorable moments. This is quality stuff from KV Anand well within his comfort zone, and the scriptwork that has gone into the film is what makes it stand out.

Cast: Vijay Sethupathi, T Rajendar, Madonna Sebastian, Pandirajan, Vikranth, Jegan, Akashdeep Saigan & others

Cinematography: Abinandhan Ramanujam

Music: HipHop Tamizha

Editing: Anthony

Stunts: Dhilip Subbarayan

Dialogues: Kabilan Vairamuthu

Written & Directed by: KV Anand

Produced by: AGS Entertainment

Release Date: 31-03-2017

Run Time: 02:39:00

With a performing cast, proper aesthetics and a solid script backed by strong dialogues, KV Anand manages to keep your attention intact for most of the runtime in his latest outing Kavan. The film comfortably exposes the loopholes and the drama that takes place beyond the TV screen, in a compelling manner within the commercial format.

KV Anand is well within the control of his modus operandi here, as he pushes the envelope in his screenplay without offering lead importance to a single character. While Vijay Sethupathy shoulders the crux of the film, the events that take place are mostly results of teamwork and combination scenes which wouldn’t work in singular. By avoiding heroism, needless songs or dragging emotions, Anand margins his film with timely wisecracks and groundbreaking revelations which act for it.

Vijay Sethupathy is in the right shoes from the word go, and finds good company when TR comes in the second half. But for Madonna who’s character lacks weight, the rest of the cast perform to the bill with a special mention to Pandiarajan who scores at the right places. Also, watch out for Powerstar’s superb guest appearance which is easily his best yet.

On the flipside, Kavan does suffer from some lags here and there, which could have been chopped off at the edit table. Nevertheless, the film never gets into a tiring state, with the director ensuring that he doesn’t let the grip of the story go aloof. Hip Hop Tamizha’s music nicely collaborates with the film, and elevates in the climax where he brings his favorite area of dubstep to the fore.

Kavan may lack the fire and excitement of a Ko or an Ayan, but it surely does have a load of memorable moments. This is quality stuff from KV Anand well within his comfort zone, and the scriptwork that has gone into the film is what makes it stand out.

Kavan Movie Review Rating: 3.25/5

Written By: Siddarth Srinivas
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