Technical Aspects & BGM
An Upsurge of Emotions!
Overall, Kayal is highly enjoyable in the first half with few draggy moments in second half letting the pace down. Though the impact isn't intense enough, Prabhu Solomon succeeds in offering a convincing, earthy romance drama to complete his love trilogy.
Cast: Chandran, Anandhi, Vincent, Prabhu (Cameo) & others
Cinematography: Vetrivel Mahendran
PRO: Mounam Ravi
Written & Directed by: Prabhu Solomon
Produced by: Madhan & James
Banner: Escape Artists Motion Pictures & God Pictures
Release Date: 25-12-2014
Run Time: 02:19:00
After 2 back to back hits with Mynaa and Kumki, Prabhu Solomon sets his target for a hat-trick with the same plot structure he tasted success with, Love/Romance. In what way Kayal differentiates? Has Prabhu Solomon hit the bull’s eye this time? Read on to find.
Chandran & Vincent are happy-go-lucky buddies from their childhood who lost their parents and are on their own. Their philosophy is work-earn in the first half of the year and enjoy to the fullest by travelling to new places and cherish with unforgettable memories. A brief 20-min sequence is placed for their characters (as an introduction) to register on our mind and Prabhu Solomon attains it efforlessly with applause-worthy lines that make us mull over the workaholic life we go through. Ilaya Thilagam Prabhu’s cameo squeezed into this sub-plot is brilliant to watch.
The buddies plan their trip perfectly and travel every nook and corner of India.They fix their Christmas & New Year days to be in Kanyakumari and start heading towards it. Meanwhile, they get into an unwanted trouble by helping a couple (ofcourse, the girl belongs to the village headman) and are tortured by the villagers to know the girl’s hideout. These portions are extremely enjoyable with lots of fun elements from the varied cast.
There comes the heroine entry, Ananthi (Kayal) who is a worker in the home and has been requested to persuade Chandran & Vincent sympathitcally to get the girl’s hideout. And, before you guess, love at first sight happens. Hero falls in love with the heroine in a jiffy and boldly proposes her right away in the middle of everyone. After moments of anxiousness, the eloped girl is eventually found after the villagers’ desperate attempts. Chandran is warned by villagers to not come back to their village again. A bewildered Anandhi, after realizing Chandran’s love for her, begins her search for him.
Will Anandhi and Chandran join hands against the fate? The answers lies in the second half.
Considering performances, Ananthi stands tall with her poignant expressions with a gamut of emotions. Chandran and Vincent deliver good performances on their part convincingly. Mahendran’s cinematography is top-notch capturning the seashores and the lush greenery locales. His lens set the film’s atmosphere perfectly in place with some really gratifying, exquisite frames in the first half. Imman’s memorable tryst with Prabhu Solomon continues with his stirring background score work. CG works done in Tsunami sequences look appealing on screen with less room for tackiness and warrants a certain mention for keeping it natural.
Overall, Kayal is highly enjoyable in the first half with few draggy moments in second half letting the pace down. Though the impact isn’t intense enough, Prabhu Solomon succeeds in offering a convincing, earthy romance drama to complete his love trilogy.
Kayal Movie Review Rating: 3/5
Written by Karthik Krishnaswamy