Starring: Udayanidhi, Nayanthara, Santhanam, Narain and many more
Editing: Don Bosco
Music : Harris Jayaraj
Cinematography : Balasubramaniam
Directed by: S.R.Prabhakaran
Both the hero and the director’s debut film was a grand success and they join together for their second which has ample casting and good music and nice pre-release talks. So what does the film gives us for the 120 plus minutes. Lets see
Kadhirvelan (Udayanidhi) is an ardent follower of Lord Hanuman. His sister (Chaya Singh) comes to their place after a fight with her hubby for which the hero tries to solve it and travels to her sisters house. Their he meets his college friend Mayil (Santhanam) and also the heroine, Pavithra (Nayanthara) and falls in love with her. Then mix some areas of comedy, villainism, family elements and shake it up and down then you will come and land to the climax. Even though the story seems to be simple the narration is smooth and enjoyable. Though the main focus of the film is the love story between Kadhir and Pavithra, the supporting cast has a substantial role to play.
Udayanidhi’s performance is better than his debut movie as we could see improvements in his acting and dancing skills. Nayanthara is as usual at her best with always giving her ever beauty smile but she has been used majorly for the songs. Santhanam works like a backbone of the film again. His one-liners makes us to smile. Naren is superb, Saranya and Jayaprakash have done justice to their roles. Dr.Bharath Reddy’s casting is very interesting as the mill owner and it looks apt as the pair for Chaya Singh.
Harris Jayaraj’s music is good but placing of them is very bad. BGM’s are nice and gels with the film. Balasubramaniam’s work is outstanding especially in the song sequences. Director SR Prabhakaran has kept the story exceedingly simple. Though there are several dramatic twists, nothing goes wrong or escalates into a major disaster – everything seems too perfect to be true. Even though the film is made in the template of a regular Tamil film style romcom, with the everyday love story, made special by its simplicity, the well-chosen characters, some good dialogues, commendable performances and excellent music, IKK is a decent family entertainer.