Kaattu Movie Review: Murali Gopy and Asif Ali’s most awaited Malayalam film ‘Kaattu’ releasing in Kerala on Friday, October 12th, 2017. The film is directed by Arun Kumar Aravind fame of Cocktail and Ee Adutha Kaalathu. Arun, himself one of the first directors to herald the winds of change in Malayalam cinema with the likes of Cocktail, Ee Adutha Kaalathu and Left Right Left, now considered cult favourites. (Do Check: Raju Gari Gadhi 2 Movie Review )
Apart from direction, Arun Kumar producer, and Editor of the film. The film is based on a story by legendary filmmaker, the late Padmarajan. Kaattu is written by his son Ananthapadmanabhan, while Cinematography by Prasanth Raveendran and Music by Deepak Dev. The film stars Asif Ali, Murali Gopy, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar and Manasa Radhakrishnan in lead roles, while Unni P. Dev & Shebin Benson in important roles. Read on Kaattu Movie Review & Story Plot
Kaattu Movie Review & Story Plot
- Cast: Asif Ali, Murali Gopy, Manasa Radhakrishnan, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Unni Rajan P Dev, Shikha, Pankan Thamarasserry
- Director: Arun Kumar Aravind
- Producer: Arunkumar Aravind
- Production House: Karmayug Films,
- Music: Deepak Dev
- Sound: Nirmal Dev
- Lyrics: Rafeeq Ahammed
- Cinematography: Prasanth R Nair
- Editing: Arun Kumar
- Screenplay: Anantha Padmanabhan
- Story/Writer: P Padmarajan
- Action Direction: Thyagarajan
- Choreography: Sajna Najam
- Costume Design: S B Satheesh
Story Plot : The story of Kaattu is set in a village near the Palakkad-Tamil Nadu border region and the movie takes us through the lives of a few people who work in a fire-cracker unit. Chellapan (Murali Gopy) is the prominent person among them. Nuhukannu (Asif Ali) is a person who has come from another place. Kaattu takes us through their lives and the movie has a revenge tale to narrate.
Arun Kumar Aravind’s Kaattu is a slice-of-life tale between love and society during late 70s, with lead characters inspired by the P. Padmaraja’s short stories. The film has been garnering attention for all the right reasons- for being an adaptation of one of Padmarajan’s masterpieces, having the actors, especially Asif Ali, clothed in a rugged and rustic look, which is a never before seen avatar.
The film’s trailer which released recently captured the true essence of the short story and was promising indeed. Kerala Audience is eagerly awaited to watch Actress Varalaxmi Sarathkumar and Manasa Radhakrishnan’s performances in this film. The film releasing tomorrow in 80 Plus Theatres.
Kaattu Movie Rating & Public Talk
Kaattu Movie Rating: 2.5/5
Kaattu Positive Points:
- different storyline
- lead Cast Performances
- Production and screenplay work.
Kaattu Negative Points
- weak music.
- cinematography & Principal photography is weak
Verdict: Kaattu is a slice of tale between love and society during the late 70s. The first half is Average, followed by a below average 2nd half. Overall, the Disappointing film from Arun Kumar Aravind.The storytelling in the film shows how society traditions impacted life back in seventies. Subject of the film is very delicate and must watch to regain the knowledge and see the difference in our society now.
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