Katrathu Tamil Reviews
Awesome cinematographpy & superb music by YSR
A commercial arthouse film!!
Wanna do some soul searching? Try Katrathu Tamil
The movie addresses the number one social issue that is worsening at an alarming rate to explode in future India - economic inequality which is mainly created by the so called booming service industry. And a subtle hint at the fate of Tamil intellects in Tamilnadu. In any typical Indian movie the hero puts on a one man show in fighting justice. But this movie is a rarely unique one. No one fights justice here - just a realistic account of the consequences of this terribly imbalanced society.
Director and writer Ram has done a spectacular job in portraying the society. The screenplay is spot on except for a few scenes. Add to it, Jeeva's splendid performance. He is one of the very few actors in the industry who is apt at choosing better scripts. And he is maturing well with every movie. The camera work and colour is very catchy and enhances the mood of the movie.
On the down side, I noted 3 things. Newcomer Anjali was a total misfit to this movie. She could hardly act. Yuvan's music is ordinary at best and his voice kills the tempo of the movie at times. And I felt the movie should have ended in the bus - sacrificing the leads did not make any sense - it just makes you feel as if the director just wanted a sad end to this tale.
I did see quite a few reviews that called this movie ridiculous and senseless. If you see the movie, it will not be too difficult for anyone to guess where such criticism comes from. Whatever they may say, the truth that is conveyed by this movie cannot be ignored.
Well done Ram and Jeeva.