“Kattappava Kaanom”… A crime caper that’s more interested in ogling at women

Posted on March 17, 2017

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Spoilers ahead…

Everything in this film has to do with fish. The plot. The name of the antagonist: Vanjaram (Tamil for seer fish). Or even the title: Kattappava Kaanom (Kattappa is Missing). The object of everyone’s interest is a fish named after the most fascinating character in Baahubali.

Every other thing in this film has to do with breasts. There’s this character called Surprise Sheela. She likes to, you know, surprise people. True to her name, she lands up unannounced at the house of Pandi (Sibiraj) and Meena (Aishwarya Rajesh). It’s a rather large house for people who keep complaining that they’re broke, but that’s the least of the problems in Kattappava Kaanom. Surprise Sheela asks the couple to guess what her surprise is, and she offers Pandi this clue: “Whether it’s big or small, you’ll like it.” You don’t have to be a cryptographer to crack her code. You just have to have seen a certain kind of Tamil movie.

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