If you trust M Sasikumar for rural movies with violence and other ‘quintessential’ elements, ‘Kidaari’, directed by Prasath Murugesan, will not disappoint you.
For, the film set in the backdrop of Sathur area in southern Tamil Nadu is full of blood soaking scenes and raw human emotions. But still, it manages to impress us thanks to the making and performance.
The director has taken to Tarantino’s style of story-telling. Though this has helped him to an extent, it also waters down the content.
Kidaari (Sasikumar) is the right hand man of Kombaiya Pandian (Vela Ramamoorthy), a powerful gangster who controls the entire Sathur area in southern Tamil Nadu.
On behalf of Kombaiya Pandian, Kidaari runs the show, and hence, he is a terror in the locality. Both Kombaiya and Kidaari have their own sets of enemies.
One day, Kombaiya is hacked by enemies who daringly gain entry into his house. Now Kidaari has to find out who did the act and why. In the meantime, our hero also has a love track (with Nikhila Vimal).
Sasikumar’s solid performance is a big saving grace, while Nikhila Vimal is good. Suja Varunee, Vela Ramamoorthy and Mu Ramasamy deliver goods.
The two biggest strengths of the movie are S R Kathir’s cinematography and Darbuka Siva’s music. Despite having too many sub-plots and characters, ‘Kidaari’ is a gripping thriller.