Kurangu Bommai is written and directed by debutant Nithilan Swaminathan with Vidharth playing the lead role after a long interval. This movie is produced by Shreya Movies.
With a quirky screenplay and an interesting plot Kurangu Bommai straight away gets into play without wasting any time. Wonderfully characterized in natural settings, the movie unfolds craftily though on predictable lines. The predictability does not disappoint you as it is camouflaged with some engaging screenplay without being melodramatic or preachy. The total disregard to anything filmy keeps the audience glued, though the romance bit that begins quite well fades away into the oblivion without being integral to the script.
Vidharth underplays his role well and is quite the apt guy for this role. Delna Davis in a small role makes an impression while Bharatiraja too performs admirably with the others. Elango Kumaravel excels in a meaty role whereas the surprise packet is the “Pickpocket” who is very good in an endearing performance.
Cinematography is top notch by NS UdayKumar while Editor Abhinav Sundar Nayak does a crisp and fine job. Ajneesh Loknath imported from the Kannada Film industry scores the music and is very effective in his background score and two songs. However one song sounds inspired from Bollywood. Dialogues are entertaining while direction for a debutant is praiseworthy.
On the whole “Kurangu Bommai” is a wonderful film that deserves encouragement. Audience should welcome such films and promote talent like these, failing which such talents go missing among crass masala. Amidst mindless commercial films fighting for 100 crores, it is movies like these that are purely entertaining and make a visit to the theatre an enjoyable fare.
KURANGU BOMMAI – ARUMAI !!!