Kolaigaran Review: Kolaigaran opens with a homicide. A girl has her throat slit by an unknown particular person and within the subsequent scene, we see a person confessing to the crime. We later be taught that this man is Prabhakaran (Vijay Antony, whose emotionless face is completely suited to this function). The motion shifts to a couple days earlier. Karthikeyan (Arjun), a police officer, known as in to research the homicide of an unidentified male. He quickly finds out that the sufferer is Vamsi, the relative of a minister in Andhra Pradesh. And that he had been stalking Dharini (Ashima Narwal) and her mother. Karthikeyan suspects the mom and daughter, however Prabhakaran, who occurs to be their neighbour, claims it’s who has murdered Vamsi.
Director Andrew Louis has admitted that Kolaigaran is a free adaptation of the Japanese crime novel The Devotion Of Suspect X. As within the novel, the central thought is concerning the profitable cover-up of a homicide by a intelligent man. This was additionally the theme in Jeetu Joseph’s Papanasam (and the Malayalam unique Drishyam). Louis manages to provide you with a strong thriller taking this concept, and turning the movie right into a battle of wits between a dogged cop and an clever man who is perhaps greater than what he seems to be. While Papanasam was additionally a household drama and was pushed by feelings, right here, Louis dives immediately into the investigation. Which is why the couple of songs that we get are large mood-killers (although, they’re hummable). And in contrast to Papanasam, the place we knew who had dedicated the crime, this movie can also be a whodunit.
The preliminary parts arrange the thriller fairly properly and makes us uncertain of the motivations of the primary characters. We are principally in Karthikeyan’s footwear and stay puzzled by their actions. And Simon King employs his theme to nice impact to keep up the eeriness. In the second half, Louis offers us two situations of how the homicide might have occurred and retains us guessing on which considered one of these could possibly be the true one. And after we get the reply, it feels pretty convincing and for this reason the movie succeeds.