Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal, with Dulquer Salmaan and Ritu Varma, is on Netflix: A rewind of this amoral tale

Posted on March 29, 2020

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The film, directed by Desingh Periyasamy, is a pleasant diversion. I had a lot of issues with it, but here’s what I really liked. It’s wonderfully amoral.

Spoilers ahead…

Is Ritu Varma a Great Actress™? I’m leaving this question out here, as it’s essentially unanswerable right now, with her small body of work. But here’s why I’m asking. When I saw her first, in Pelli Choopulu (2016), I liked her the way you like a kitten. The words that came up were “sweet”, “cute”, “harmless”… But fast-forward four years, and she’s the best thing about Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal. Now, it’s hard to say how much of this Great Acting™ is due to the writing (this is a much tougher, more textured character than the one in Pelli Choopulu), or even how much of it is from the guidance of the director, Desingh Periyasamy. But my gut tells me that a lot of what Ritu does — it’s coming from her, and it’s coming from the inside. I think this is the case of an actor really feeling the part and shaping her reactions with those feelings.

Read the rest of this article on Film Companion, here: https://www.filmcompanion.in/tamil-movies-kannum-kannum-kollaiyadithaal-baradwaj-rangan-dulquer-salmaan-and-ritu-Varma-desingh-periyasamy-on-netflix-rewind-amoral-tale

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