REVIEW – ‘Kaduva’: Prithviraj Sukumaran’s well-made commercial film.
Mass entertainer/action movies – The missing element from Malayalam industry is filled by Prithviraj.
Young generation from Kerala has been looking at Telugu and Tamil movies to satisfy their love for adrenaline pumping action sequences. Kaduva comes as that movie with an excellently choreographed action scenes.
Kaduva is basically a tale of an extreme ego conflict. Planter Kaduvakkunnel Kuravachan (Prithviraj Sukumaran) and Inspector General Joseph Chandy (Vivek Oberoi) argue over matters pertaining to the neighbourhood parish, which snowballs into State government’s problem. It all started with an elderly woman giving a piano to a church, and a perverted priest.
The movie is said to be based on the life experiences of a planter from Kottayam that involved a legal battle with a senior police officer in the 1990s. Kaduvakunnel Kuravachan (Prithviraj Sukumaran) is a brave, selfless planter who lives with his loving family. He is also the lone successor of the establishments led by his late father, a former local hero who held the reigns of power. The movie follows the age old 1990’s commercial film formula with slow-motion shots.
Background score from Jakes Bejoy scores well.