The plot revolves around Das (Vijay Sethupathy) who is a kidnapper with a principle and carries out small jobs to earn a livelihood. His team comprises of Pagalavan (Simhaa), Sekar (Ramesh Thilak) and Kesavan (Ashok Selvan) who are jobless. They pick up Arumai Prakasam (Karunakaran), the only son of politician Gnanodayam (M S Bhaskar), only to find out that he had been planning his own kidnapping to seize some money from his dad to start a business. Things get complicated when psycho cop Brahma (Yog Japee) is brought in to handle the investigation of the kidnapping.
This is Vijay Sethupathy’s hat-trick success after “Pizza” and “Naduvulla Konjam Pakatha Kanom”. He acts as a middle-aged man in this film and has given an outstanding performance. He is very careful in choosing the script. No doubt that he is fast emerging as a Star in Tamil Cinema Industry.
Sanchita Shetty has a terrific screen presence, as she is portrayed as a character only visible to Vijay Sethupathy’s eyes. Her chemistry with Vijay Sethupathy is amazing. She has done a neat job in her debut and she is a treat to watch on screen.
Debutants Simhaa, Rajesh, Ashok has also done a good job with the characters given to them. Karunakaran, M.S. Bhaskar comes up with dynamic performance. Yog Japee has given a terrifc performance as a pyscho police. His stunts and action sequences were Superb
Dinesh impresses with his camera works. Music by Santhosh of “Attakathi” and “Pizza” fame was top notch. He has done a brilliant work with films background score. He adds spices to the movie.
All credits goes to director Nalan Kumaraswamy, he establishes himself as a director to watch out for his laugh-riot. He has handled this dark comedy excellently which is not that easy to handle.
One the whole, Soodhu Kavum is highly engaging movie with nifty, clever characters and highly entertaining situations.
Final Verdict: Entertaining to watch!
My Rating: 3.5/5
Grade: B+ (Very Good)
-By Nirmalraj aka AK