Karuppan Movie Review
There are few films that might be too simple and ordinary with the story or premise. With no doubt, Karuppan is one such film that doesn’t get itself into any complications. As you step out of theatres, there is one thing that every audience might be marking the verdicts with. A film that gives a pleasant feel-good experience and doesn’t promote violence or vengeance, but family values…
Karuppan revolves around a happy and good natured guy (Vijay Sethupathi). When Pasupathy is challenged by the protagonist’s close pals to marry his sister (Tanya Ravichandran) on the condition of taming his Jallikattu Bull, he accepts. But sooner after getting the marriage gets done, the actual problem strikes through the girl’s maternal cousin (Bobby Simha), who has been yearning to marry her for years.
One thing that brings a fulfilment as on whole is that Panneer Selvam tries to emphasize importance of every characterization. Usually, a baddie, especially in a rural backdrop movie would be depicted as a cruel man eyeing for a girl from the very beginning. But here with Bobby Simha, we see him as a kind-hearted man, who doesn’t want to kill even a snake. That’s the beauty of this film and even his transformation has been justified well. It was same with Vijay Sethupathi’s ‘Sethupathi’, where the antagonist has an emotional reason to become evil. Vijay Sethupathi on his part escalates the film’s status to next level. If any other actor than him had donned the lead role, it would have been yet another ordinary film. But he adds Midas-touch to the film with intense care with his performance that is loaded with emotions and humour. Pasupathi brings up a naturalistic spell and Singam Puli sparks of humour along with Vijay Sethupathi in many places.
Musical score by D Imman is commendable and he has done what is required for the film. Cinematography brings up colourful visuals. Special mention to CG department for carefully handling the works involving Jallikattu.
There is nothing to mention about the flaws here. As mentioned by the beginning, Karuppan is a simple and very routine rural based story, but it has every element to enthral family audiences.
Verdict: A film that undoubtedly satisfies everyone in your family