We watched this movie last Saturday, 22 Aug 2009. It is the one of the most expensive film ever made in Tamil Film Industry. The hype and hoopla is naturally big. The producer is Kalipuli S. Dhanu known for splashing money, Susi Ganesan who has made a mark with his earlier movies and Vikram as the hero, which makes everyone anticipate whats store in Kandasamy.
Well, nothing much or nothing special is in store for you in Kandasamy. Its all the same, take money from rich and give it to the poor. The leader of the group (Vikram) dons the avtar of god Kandasamy, gets the black money from rich and distributes to the poor. He is a CBI officer during day and Kandasamy in nights. The director and his team thought they are doing it differently but the entire film falls flat. The money, hard work of the crew and the time (2 years in the making) are all have gone in vain.
The script goes no where, its just bits and pieces stitched together with no real design or style. It was boring right from the 1st scene where Kandasamy is introduced, introduction is great, makes you sit-up but the length of scene goes beyond time and you begin to think/wonder what is he going to do? With no script or no foundation the building can never stand tall! Susi Ganesan can never become Shankar. He needs to understand this and get the basics right.
I read this comment somewhere in Love Aaj Kal review. The reviewer had said there is a problem with Directors' who have directed low & medium budget films cannot take the big budget movies so easily. The transition from medium budget to taking big budget is far difficult for the directors. I am not sure about Imtiaz Ali but he had handled it satisfactorily on LAK. This comment is apt for Susi Ganesan who has only made low to medium budget movies and this was his first big budget which he makes a total mess.
All the departments including acting, music, camera, editing are all bad which makes the film a totally bad movie. You can spend your 3 hours somewhere else!!
My rating for this movie is 1 star out of 5.
***** - Classic & Outstanding.
**** - Must Watch. Don't Miss!
*** - Good Movie. Watch it.
** - Watch it only if you really want to.
* - Not worth your money.