Kadavul Irukkan Kumaru delivers more or less what was expected of it – a considerable amount of entertainment despite a wafer thin story line that makes it hard for one to confine the film to just one genre. There’s comedy and drama in plenty with a little bit of horror too thrown in at the end.
The film opens with Kumar, played by G V Prakash, on the verge of wedding Priya (Nikki Galrani), when he gets a call from his ex-girlfriend Nancy,(Anandhi). The film’s focus, for a brief while, shifts from Kumar’s wedding to his relationship with Nancy and the reason they eventually chose to breakup. The story starts picking up pace with Kumar announcing his decision to go to Pondy along with RJ Balaji for his Bachelor’s party. Kumar’s trip to Pondy is much against the wishes of Priya, who points out that their wedding is just two days away. Things get out of hand for the friends when they look to return to Chennai. What happens next is what the film is all about.
The film has funny sequences but then, as expected, logic takes a backseat in some portions. Moreover, some sequences that are meant to be funny don’t come across as being so. These include the potshots the film takes at several things — from religious practices to the way reality shows on television are hosted and aired.
Some of the sequences in the film are genuinely funny and a large part of the credit for this must go to RJ Balaji, whose dialogue delivery saves the day for Rajesh. GV Prakash looks convincing in most sequences as does Nikki Galrani , who delivers what is needed for her role with absolute ease. But it is Anandhi who actually steals the limelight with her performance. She, along with RJ Balaji, emerge as the star performers in this entertainer, which has music by G V Prakash and cinematograpghy by Sakthi Saravanan.
On the whole, Kadavul Irukkan Kumaru is worth a watch, if all that you are looking to do is have a good laugh.