Balaji Sakthivel must be a very happy man. The director had tried hard to get Shankar’s attention to produce the film. After a long time, he did get the nod and the rest is history. ‘Kadal’ is certainly a different film from the usual love stories. Reality is everywhere in the film. The love shown is natural and appealing. Bharath is a mechanic and Sandhya is the daughter of a Don in Madurai studying her +2. They fall in love and run away to chennai. With the support of Bharath’s friend Sukumar they get married. But on the same day they are hunted down, deceived and taken back to Madurai by Sandhya’s relations. The rest of the story is really gripping and you will remember them for quite some time.
The best aspect of the entire film is its simplicity. There is no unwanted gimmicks or grandiose. The characters are so real, that you feel the entire film is happening outside ur house. Love has been told in many ways in our films, but none has depicted it so realistically. Joshua’s music is good. Comedy is also surprisingly good. The film is based on a real-life incident. The screenplay is the life of the film and even without any popular star cast, the film easily is a hit. In fact it falls in line with some of those one in a while list of good films. Kudos to the team.
Rating :: 75/100