“Kennedy Club”… Bharathiraja and M Sasikumar feature in a dull sports drama from Suseenthiran

Posted on August 22, 2019


Every aspect of the film is weighted down with indifference. The writing can barely bring itself to imbue shades into the characters.

Spoilers ahead…

You can read the full review on Film Companion, here: https://www.filmcompanion.in/kennedy-club-suseenthiran-sasikumar-movie-review-baradwaj-rangan/

Kennedy Club, which is about an underdog team of female kabaddi players, is yet another disappointment from Suseenthiran. (The title is the name of the team.) Oh, if you want to set the bar really low, you can find things to like. You could say: Okay, I didn’t mind the guy who’s the comic relief, unable to consummate his marriage because his wife takes off to New Delhi to play a tournament. You could say: It’s nice to see a sport being shown as a way out of poverty for the daughters of daily-wage labourers. You could say: Phew, the film is just 120 minutes. But really, the one thing you keep saying is this: Is Suseenthiran a major filmmaker or not? Vennila Kabaddi Kuzhu and Aadhalal Kadhal Seiveer suggest that he is one of our best, but… the rest?

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