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Kusthi Movie review
Kusthi is a great comical relief (unlike what the title signifies), after a big queue of gangster movies. Raj Kapoor has mixed the ingredients of action, family and sentiment to give a slapstick comedy.
The huge star cast which is not common these days, has given a wonderful performance and an edge to the storyline. There is a welcome dose of hilarious comedy instead of the conventional guns and blades violence. The characters of Prabhu and Karthik are in sharp contrast to their malicious ways in Agni Natchatiram.
Jeeva (Prabhu) runs away from home unwilling to marry local chieftain (Radha Ravi)’s daughter. He goes to his friend Vels’(Vadivelu) residence in Chennai. There he works with him in a Fast Food restaurant.
Singam (Karthik) makes his living as a gangster. He has his own mob and henchmen. But he is not a real gangster and only pretends to be one. One day one of his henchmen is caught by a real mafia group. Jeeva helps the henchman to get away from this tight corner situation and this leads to the bloom of friendship between Jeeva and Singam.
Abhi (Flora) misunderstands Jeeva’s activities and assumes him to be a blue-cross member. She falls in love with him. Meanwhile Singam falls in love with Dhivya (Manya). Abhi and Dhivya are sisters.
Following certain events, both Jeeva and Singan end up in Ooty, where the local chieftan comes looking for Jeeva and the real mafia rowdies come looking for Singam to reclaim some money which finds its way to Singam’s hand accidentally.
How does all the confusion end? Do both of them marry their lady love? This is the climax of the movie. Vadivelu has done a good job. He can even be called the third hero of the movie. The scenes in Vijayakumar’s house with Vadivelu are unique comical highlights of the movie.
Karthik and Prabhu after a long absence from the screen look like new artists. Manya has not much to do in the movie except attract the audience with her glamour. Raj Kapoor has wrestled to make the audience laugh, but has succeeded in giving a good laughathon.
Kusthi will have the audience rolling over with laughter and thronging back to the theatres to receive the comic treatment!