Rangaraj (Radhakrishnan Parthiban) is a middle aged taxi driver. He does many jobs such as Real-estate brokering to make a living.
He picks up Kevin (Shanthanu), a NRI who comes to Chennai for investing in land properties. Rangaraj requests Kevin to stay in a bungalow which is under his control so that he will get some financial benefits.
Kevin agrees and stays at the posh and exotic bungalow. There he comes across a young woman Mohini (Parvathy Nair) who introduces herself as the servant maid in that bungalow. Kevin gets smitten by her.
Only later he learns the she is the wife of Rangaraj and decides to let go his feelings for her.
However after sensing that Rangaraj could not give any form of conjugal pleasure to her, and also encouraged by Mohini’s behavior towards him, Kevin decides to marry her and approaches her with that intention.
We should stop here as telling the story beyond this point will be a spoiler.
After the critical success of his genuine and novel attempt ‘Kathai Thiraikkathai Vasanam Iyakkam’, writer-director Parthiban is back after a gap of two years and this time the veteran has taken up a bold adult theme.
The film whose running length is 124 minutes is mostly depends on some surprise revelations in the last 15 minutes or so. While the twist is genuine and makes one feel really worth the weight one cannot deny that the journey towards the point is tedious to say the least.
This is not only because the story is predominantly confined to a bungalow and very few characters but also because of the lack of innovative ideas that was a plenty in the director’s previous outing.
What we get in most part of the film are so many double meaning dialogues (most of them uttered by Parthiban himself), an unimaginative comedy track with Thambi Ramaiah (who suffers a memory loss problem) and the heroine’s sleazy exposure which is justified as it is the requirement of the story. It is Parthiban who evokes some laughter moments here and there with his trademark wisecracks and the poor English speaking. However, the double entendres go overboard especially in the first half. The poor placement of songs also drags the film.
The film definitely is for adults and it does not even deserve a U/A given by the Censor board. Parthiban’s expertise and experience comes in handy in the tight rope walking with such a bold content that has a lot to do with carnal desires of humans. The dialogues are effective.
Shanthanu for the first time ever in his career makes a mark with his natural performance with such an underplaying role. Special kudos for his exemplary dancing skills in the ‘Damukaatlan’ song choreographed by Prabhu Deva and sung by T.Rajendhar.
Parvathy Nair provides some glamour and is adequate with performance. One has to appreciate her for breaking stereotypes by taking up such a bold character.
Parthiban is in his usual best and impeccable as an actor. Thambi Ramaiah’s antics hardly evoke laughter. Simran’s cameo as love guru does not make any impact.
Sathya’s songs are pleasing to ear and well picturised. Background score is wonderful. Arjun Jena’s cinematography ensures a pleasant watching experience and Art director deserves a pat on the back.
Songs and background score
Placement of songs
Excessive double entendres
Verdict: The movie has many surprises and an interesting and unpredictable climax to its credit. The tedious journey mars the impact up to some extent.
Koditta Idangalai Nirappuga: Interesting story but not so interesting narrative.
Directed by: Radhakrishnan Parthiban
Cast: Radhakrishnan Parthiban, Shanthanu, Parvathy Nair, Thambi Ramaiah and others.,
Cinematography: Arjun Jena
Written and directed by – Radhakrishnan Parthiban