“Kaappaan”… A truly wretched screenplay makes this Suriya vehicle an exhausting action-adventure

Posted on September 20, 2019


‘Kaappaan’ wants to be everything to everyone, and that’s not a problem, but the writing is so clumsy that you don’t feel for anyone and you don’t care about anything.

Spoilers ahead…

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I‘ve decided to become a director. Here’s the idea. The protagonist is a videogame designer in Mumbai — maybe I’ll cast someone like Dulquer Salmaan, given that he’s now in The Zoya Factor and a pan-Indian star. So this guy, let’s call him Aadhi, falls for a free-spirited woman, a budding architect named Tara. Neither of them believes in marriage, so they decide to just live together. But before that, one romantic evening, Aadhi follows Tara to her hostel room, and there’s a great AR Rahman song playing, and they are in the mood for lovemaking, and she notices something wriggling in Aadhi’s pants… No, not that, you perverts. He’s got earthworms in his pockets. For he’s a part-time organic farmer, too. Otherwise, how will he deliver lectures about organic farming, and if he doesn’t, how will this be a “mass” movie?

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