Kavalai Vendam movie review: If you are watching this film, start worrying

Peppy music album and teasers of the film had set high expectations among the audience but the film falls flat. Written by Manoj Kumar R
| Bengaluru |

Updated: November 24, 2016 4:06 pm

A still from Kavalai Vendam ,latest romantic-comedy film in Tamil
Kavalai Vendam movie cast: Jiiva, Kajal Aggarwal, Bobby Simha
Kavalai Vendam movie director: Deekay
Actor Jiiva’s new film Kavalai Vendam was supposed to be a new-age romantic comedy. A good romantic comedy should be funny and smart, and should make us empathise with the characters as they go through a gamut of emotions. Jiiva’s 2009 film Siva Manasula Sakthi was a game-changer in the romantic comedy genre in Tamil film industry. On the other hand, Kavalai Vendam comes as an anti-climax. Instead, it is a case study for how to make a regressive film in this genre and exposes the failure of its director to go beyond the obvious. An opposites-attract movie with interesting characters, it was smart and quirky. The lead actors are so loosely written that audience will find it impossible to connect with them. And Kavalai Vendam also seems to suffer from the same flawed conviction. Most of the filmmakers want to stick to tried and tested as they are weary that their films will not be appreciated by a large number of audience. Director Deekay’s film aims at generating comedy by objectifying women. His characters are so bad that they don’t have any relevance in the real world. But here, you feel sorry for yourself for picking this movie when there is so much you could have done with your time.