Kabadam Movie review
Chozha Creations have produced and Mountain Movie Makers are presenting Kabadam - starring Sachin and Angana Roy in the lead. Written and directed by Jothimurugan, the movie has music by Saashi and cinematography by K. Thirunavukkarasu.
Vichu (Sachin) is agitatedly following somebody. He reaches a lodge and asks the bellboy Kalyanam (Kadhal Saravanan) for a specific room, opposite the room the person he is following has booked. After bribing Kalyanam, he orders drinks and begins drinking. Vichu then calls his friend Siva (Adithya) and tells him that he has been following his fiancee Padmini (Angana Roy). Vichu explains that he suspects Padmini of cheating on him and also reveals that he is planning to catch her red-handed in the act. He goes on to detail the sequence in which he came to meet Padmini and how he fell in love and just before marriage how he began suspecting her of infidelity and how he followed her all the way to the hotel. Sensing that Vichu is very agitated and on the edge, Siva asks him to be patient and tells that he is held up at a friend's place. Vichu becomes violent with the passage of time and is planning to kill Padmini and her secret lover soon. Siva asks Vichu to be a little patient and that he will join him soon. However, things take a turn for the worse and Vichu initiates action. What does Vichu do? Why does Padmini become the way she is? Who is her secret lover? Will Siva reach the place on time? Watch Kabadam to know the answers to all of these.
Director Jothimurugan has taken a tale of adultery and tried to weave a tale of suspense around it. The story is rather old, but the treatment feels that we have seen it quite a few times already. The screenplay is very cliched and leaves little to the imagination. Sachin's acting is good, but he could have improved on his emotions. Angana Roy is pretty, however she could have emoted more to express the different shades her character portrays. Kadhal Saravanan has a meaty role to play and is good. Saashi's music is good and Sunita Sarathy's voice in the 'Unmela Kadhal Vechen' number is special. The climax holds a good twist, and is notable.
Kabadam is a tale of adultery and sensuousness told boldly.