Despite good performances and some good laughs, Vignesh Shivan’s ‘Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal’ doesn’t come together satisfyingly

Posted on April 28, 2022

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Spoilers ahead…

Tonally, the film is all over the place. I never believed that either Nayanthara or Samantha was truly in love with Vijay Sethupathi – so the stakes are non-existent.

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Looking at the trailer, it appeared that Vijay Sethupathi was the luckiest man on the planet, getting to romance two gorgeous women, Nayanthara and Samantha. But the character he plays in Vignesh Shivan’s Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal – Rambo – is nothing but bad luck. He brings bad luck to people like his mother, who suffers a stroke soon after his birth. Or he himself suffers – for instance, when he wants a chocobar, it happens that the very last piece has just been sold to someone else, or else a crow shits on it. But soon, Rambo turns into the man we saw in the trailer again. His streak of bad luck apparently vanishes when he meets Kanmani (Nayanthara) and Khatija (Samantha). One visual says it all: we see Rambo with two chocobars in his hand.

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