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“ Kaattu” is scripted by Ananthapadmanabhan based on the story by Padmarajan. The film is directed and produced by Arun Kumar Aravind. Kaattu star cast includes Asif Ali, Murali Gopy, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Manasa Radhakrishnan, Shebin Benson and Unni P Dev. Prashanth Raveendran cranks the camera and Deepak Dev composes the music.
Firecracker business is the primary business of a village near Palakkad. Chellappan is a notable person in the village. Chellappan saves a person named Nuhukannu from his rude boss. Both become friends and Chellappan takes Nuhukannu to his village and gets him a job in the firecracker factory. When Nuhukannu comes to know about Chellappan’s past, some misunderstanding develops in the mind of Nuhukannu. What happens next? Did Nuhukannu clear his doubt with Chellappan? Watch the film in theaters.
Asif Ali and Murali Gopy have just lived in the characters. Both have performed extraordinarily well. Murali has to expose varieties of characteristics of the role he played. He plays a womanizer but good to his friend. We could just say that it is a tough acting competition between Asif and Murali. Varalaxmi and Manasa don’t have much work, but they have done their best.
Ananthapadmanabhan has scripted an exceptional story that goes deep into the characters. Arun Kumar has executed it pretty well and the stars have just reflected what the director wanted. Even Arun Kumar might not have expected such a performance from the leads. Arun Kumar has added some commercial elements here and there not to make the film, a documentary. As the story is set in the 70’s background, some of the concepts couldn’t be related to the present.
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Kaattu is a good attempt by the entire team. Reason to watch the movies are the performance of the stars, the BGM and the visuals. Kaattu is definitely a onetime watch worthy film.
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