Not everybody can narrate a story well. Director Rohit Venkatesan can. And that’s exactly what he proves with his film Adhe Kangal.
Rohit narrates a juicy crime thriller in a manner that is both engaging and entertaining. The movie begins on a slow note, but gathers pace as it moves along. It only keeps getting better and better, finally finishing off in style and leaving audiences content and entertained.
Although logic takes a beating at one or two places, one is compelled to forgive the filmmaker for the plot is an interesting one. The film’s plot might be interesting and its narration even better. But what comes across as its biggest advantage is its cast.
Kalaiyarasan plays the hero, a chef who has lost his eyesight and Janani Iyer, a classic doe-eyed beauty, is his journalist friend. Bala Saravanan plays a police constable who is looking to make his mark in the police force. All three actors have no problems whatsoever in playing their parts convincingly and are a treat to watch.
But it is Sshivada who steals the show with her brilliant acting. The actress comes up with an exceptional performance, despite the fact that her role is an extremely difficult one to play. Scenes in which she showcases a change in intention and motive are a delight to watch. From being subtle to turning pronounced, every shade of every emotion is showcased with such skill that one finds it difficult to take one eyes off the screen.
On the whole, all four actors deliver superlative performances to make Adhey Kangal a gripping and entertaining thriller.
Ghibran‘s music and Ravivarman Neelamegam’s camerawork only add to the film’s strengths.
On the whole, Adhe Kangal is a good thriller that is bound to entertain you.