Kootathil Oruthan Movie Review

With the rush for economical and luxurious developments, many have forgotten the fact that ‘Food is the basic necessity for life’. There are revolts and protests happening around our places fighting for the well being of farmers and agriculture, but the same persons who might have been in this group of social activism would have wasted their food. Well, Kootathil Oruthan has nothing to do with this entire theme, but focuses upon a good concept of not wasting the food, which can be used a source of nutrition for many poor and unprivileged.

The film is directed by TJ Gnanavel, a journalist turned filmmaker and is produced by Dream Warrior Pictures, the production studio illustrious for many top-notch quality films in Tamil film industry. Ashok Selvan and Priya Anand essay the lead roles with Samuthirakani appearing in an important character.

The tale centers on a mediocre chap (Ashok Selvan), who has been going through a phase of middling scenario both in his personal and studies. With his inferiority complex and inability to become a showstopper keeps hampering his peacefulness, he decides to take away his life. But things take a turn, when he comes across a little boy almost close to death across the seas. As he attempts to save him, it eventually gets recorded and the video soon becomes viral turning spotlights on him. But this glorification doesn’t extend for a long time as the average guy has to refine himself towards the betterment for perpetual success.

Couple of things takes credit of your earnest appreciations across the whole film. The screen presence of Ashok Selvan, who definitely seems to have prepared himself soulfully for the role as an average guy with silent nature… Maybe last we saw such a characterization could be regarded as Farhan Akhtar in ‘Karthik Calling Karthik’. The other highlighting trait is the background score and songs by Nivas K Prasanna. He has been gradually scaling decent graph slowly and steadily.

The premise of this story is very much appreciable, but that actually gets its toast of prominence only by the penultimate to climax of second half. Moreover, there seems to be a jump between the premises as the story travels from first to second half.  When it comes to characterizations, Ashok Selvan steals the show. Priya Anand appears and performs what is demanded from her role and script. Samuthirakani as usual takes on with his usual act. Anupama Kumar doesn’t have much to perform.

Kootathil Oruthan proves to be a passable show that has its own pace and by the end offers a message to carry home. If  the narration was made yet more engaging with some gripping moments, it would have exceeded our expectations.

Verdict: A promising message that is coated with middling package

Rating: 2.75/5

 

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