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Kuiko Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Saturday, November 25, 2023 • മലയാളം ]
Kuiko Review
Banner:
AST Films LLP
Cast:
Viddarth, Yogi Babu, Ilavarasu, Vettai Muthukumar
Direction:
T.Arul Chezhian
Music:
Anthony Daasan, Kevin Miranda

Kuiko : Navigating Life's Quirks with Humor and Heart

The much-anticipated Tamil comedy-drama film, "Kuiko," premiered in theatres on November 24th, introducing audiences to a unique blend of emotions, humor, and life's unpredictable twists. Directed by the debuting filmmaker D Arul Chezhian, the movie showcases the tale of a camel rearer, portrayed by Yogi Babu, navigating the complexities of life, love, and loss along with Vidhaarth, Ilavarasu and Vinothini. 

Set against the backdrop of Saudi Arabia, the story follows Yogi Babu(aka Malaiappan)’s character, who faces a poignant crossroads after his mother's demise in his hometown. His decision to preserve her remains in a freezer box until his return triggers an unexpected, touching journey filled with emotional and comedic moments. Vidhaarth's portrayal of a character who has been pushed into a remote village complements Yogi Babu's role, adding depth to the narrative.

The film's initial phase unfolds gradually, setting the stage for the story's development. However, the plot loses some momentum along the way, with sporadic comedy scenes that only partially engage the audience. Nevertheless, the movie's final 20 minutes shine with genuine hilarity, leaving viewers laughing wholeheartedly.

Director Arul Chezhian's incorporation of the freezer box as a symbolic element representing love and remembrance for the protagonist's mother adds depth to the storyline, creating a resonating emotional core.

The film boasts an array of talented crew members. Chezhian's directorial debut showcases his storytelling prowess, complemented by the soulful tunes of Anthony Dasan and the visually captivating cinematography by Rajesh Yadav. Editor Ram Pandian ensures a seamless narrative flow, enhancing the overall viewing experience.

"Kuiko" promises a delightful blend of laughter and sentimentality, highlighting Yogi Babu's versatility as an actor while offering a unique cultural backdrop with Saudi Arabia's essence.

Despite some initial pacing issues and few underwhelming parts, "Kuiko" transcends mere entertainment, delving deep into themes of love, laughter, and life's unexpected turns. 

Verdict: Despite pacing hiccups, 'Kuiko' delivers heartfelt moments and genuine laughs, making it a worthwhile cinematic experience.
 

Rating: 2.5 / 5.0

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