Kavan – SS Music Review !
KV Anand’s penchant taste for media based thriller ‘Ko’ albeit far-famed for its faintest inspiration from Hollywood film ‘State of Play’ was highly appreciated and now he comes back with the same backdrops in ‘Kavan’, which brings forth a different dimension set against the same backdrops. The film stars Vijay Sethupathi, Madonna Sebastian, T Rajendran, Akashdeep Saigal and Vikranth in lead roles with Hip Hop Tamizha composing music. The film is bankrolled by AGS Entertainment with Abhinandan Ramanujam handling cinematography and Anthony on editing.
This is the first ever outing of Vijay Sethupathi with a top league commercial director like KV Anand and he has been offered a role that utilizes him to the core. It’s not just Vijay Sethupathi, but there are many others actors, who get an equally substantial role. Say for instance, Vikranth scores brownie points in many sequences and T Rajendran gets to make an impressive spell too. KV Anand makes sure that none of the characterizations are wasted or roles minimized offering them good scope. Yet another trait to be appreciated is of course, the hard-hitting dialogues in the film. The writing by Subha who have always proved to be the backbone in KV Anand movies and this one isn’t an exception.
Hats off to KV Anand for boldly bringing forth some of the realistic documentations of what’s happening behind the scenes of reality show, award ceremonies and talks show in satellite TV channels. In fact, he self ridicules him over a phone conversation asking a channel executive to give him awards so that he would make Karthik and Dhanush to perform on stage for the ceremony. The scenes involving reality singing-dancing show has been very well shot, though it remains irrelevant to the basic premise of the story. Especially, the cameo by Power Star Srinivasan turns to be a huge surprise with his drums play.
The pre-intermission sequence is very well shot and during the second hour, the last 20 minutes has been intensely narrated. KV Anand can ardently thank Editor Anthony for his brilliant and nuance cuts.
If you’re precisely looking up for the flip side, there isn’t much, but songs don’t stand out to be a real contributing factor. In erstwhile movies of KV Anand, at least couple of them would immediately steal the shows, but in Kavan, they stick up to mediocre. Cinematography is appreciable too in many places.
Overall, Kavan stands out to be a decorous entertainer, where the first hour offers an experience of getting into the hidden world of media channels while second hour towards the climax has a gripping drama.
Verdict: Kavan takes off with normal momentum and shoots with high momentum by second half.