Warning: Don’t go even a couple of minutes late to ‘Aandavan Kattalai’. For, the story starts from the very first frame itself and the momentum is maintained till the last frame.
Vijay Sethupathi is in full form this year. After ‘Kadhalum Kadanthu Pogum’, ‘Sethupathi’, ‘Iraivi’ and ‘Dharmadurai’, he scores a ton in ‘Aandavan Kattalai’ too.
Providing him ample support is director Manikandan of ‘Kaaka Muttai’ and ‘Kutramey Thandanai’ fame. The filmmaker scores a hat-trick victory with ‘Aandavan Kattalai’, with his firm belief on script and execution.
The story is simple: It is about two friends Gandhi (Vijay Sethupathi) and Pandi (Yogi Babu), who come to Chennai from a small town in Madurai region.
Their sole aim is to get passports and to go to London to make money, so that they can attain a financial status they dream in the society. Their travails is what ‘Aandavan Kattalai’ is about.
It is an interesting and indulging mix of fun and emotions coupled with realism. Vijay Sethupathi has delivered goods scene after scene, while Ritika Singh is beautiful and brilliant.
Shanmugasundaram’s cinematography and Anucharan’s editing are other highlights of the movie. Though the proceedings are slow, ‘Aandavan Kattalai’ is a sure winner. Good show by Manikandan and Vijay Sethupathi.