Monthly Archives: December 2005

Kasthoori Maan

What happens when a group of talented actors meet. We get a great performance. Meera Jasmine is a lively and great actress and she has proven it in ‘Run’ and ‘Ayutha Ezhuthu’. She confirms it in ‘Kasthoori Maan’. Presanna, the lovable and realistic boy, stamps his authority and once more proves he is the master in his own way.
Presanna and Meera study in the same college. Meera jasmine is a chubby and lively girl, lighting the place wherever she goes, while Presanna is a quiet boy who is trying to keep the family’s pride up after his producer father gets caught in a swirl of debt due to some betting habits. Meera mocks and makes fun of him incurring his wrath. But presanna learns that Meera is not from a rich family but works as home nurse to finance her study and support her family.
The story revolves around Meera’s Sister’s Hubby who has a crush on Meera and want to have her. He has also done exceedingly well. Meera does her best to save herself and also protect her Sister’s life. The romantic moments and emotions are well handled by Presanna and Meera. This film is a must watch.

Kanda Naal Muthal

The story is fairy simple. Presanna and Laila are enemies from their childhood (You do have a scene depicting why so). Presanna is taken care of by Lakshmi and his son, Arvind who is also presanna’s friend is engaged with Laila. After a meet with Laila Arvind decides she is not suitable for him and flies back to US giving a 6 month delay to the marriage, and informs laila too about it. Laila suspects Presanna to be the culprit for Arvind’s decision. Laila’s sister meanwhile elops with her boy-friend which puts her mother in a heart-attack. Presanna comes to help them. They start liking each other and the climax is inevitable.
Presanna is a huge positive for the film. Even his eyes speaks romance. The way of story telling resembles ‘Hyderabad blues’ by Nagesh kukunoor. The big minus is the feeble screenplay especially in emotinaly binding scenes and Laila who seems to speak rather than act in serious scenes, though the same Laila does exceedingly well in the scenes that suit her style.
All in all the film could have been far better than what it is, but kudos to the budding directory and a producer who is keen on giving good films, Prakash Raj.