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Kadaram Kondan Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Friday, July 19, 2019 • Tamil ]
Kadaram Kondan Review
Raaj Kamal
Chiyaan Vikram, Akshara Haasan, Abi Hassan
Rajesh M Selva
Kamal Haasan

After Saamy Square last year,  Chiyaan Vikram is back on screen, teaming up with director Rajesh M Selva, who had earlier delivered Kamal Haasan starrer Thoongavanam, for Kadaram kondan. The trailer and teaser had promised an interesting action thriller, let's see what's in store.

Vasu(Abi Hasan) and Aatirah (Akshara Haasan) begin their life in Malaysia, and as they're expecting their child, enters KK (Vikram) who's needed by a gang, and Vasu is forced to bring out an injured KK from hospital, and gets framed. As Cops are on the hunt for KK and Vasu, they realise there are moles within the department as well, and now it's upto KK and Vasu to escape from the threats and rescue Aatirah.  Where KK and Vasu able achieve what they wanted is what Kadaram kondan is all about.

Chiyaan Vikram as KK is perfect as the double agent turned crook, and his stunning physique and looks ooze swag. The actor excels in action episodes, making it believable when he takes down anyone coming his way. Abi Hasan as the innocent who gets framed, gives a neat performance, conveying the fear and emotions well. Akshara Haasan as the damsel in distress doesn't get much scope though she's good in the emotional act. Lena is underutilized, while Vikas and Jasmine look menacing, although cliched. 

The first half of the movie moves on an interesting note as it gets gripping within few minutes, as KK is chased by a gang, and situations leading Vasu to cross paths with him. Though the sequences that follow are quite predictable, the interval bang makes up for it.

The second half begins with the reveal on how KK and Vasu were framed, and turns to KK vs the dirty cops angle, and is filled with action episodes throughout. Though the action episodes are choreographed impressively with Chiyaan acing it, the overdose of firing and lack of interesting scenes mar the impact. 

Ghibran's background score is pulsating, and the Thaarame number and the title track rendered by Shruti Haasan are good. Cinematography by Srinivas R Gutha captures the action sequences impressively.  Praveen KL's sharp editing makes sure Kadaram kondan doesn't have any unnecessary drags.

Director Rajesh M Selva had debuted with Thoongavanam, the official remake of Nuit Blanche, and this time around, the director has taken inspiration from the 2010 French thriller Point blank. With the tension setup right from the entry of Vikram, the movie moves at a rapid pace, though it has the issue of predictability. With the interval sequence giving the necessary high, the second half gets more violent, replete with action sequences. The terrific Vikram as KK makes action sequences believable, and his action episodes and natural swag are highlights of the film. The premise is interesting, and Rajesh M Selva delivers a gripping screenplay that never has a dull moment. All said, the stunning Vikram , the pacy screenplay and technical finesse make Kadaram kondan a good action entertainer. 

Verdict:Vikram powers this gripping action entertainer.

Rating: 3 / 5.0

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