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Kuselan (2008)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Family  -  1 August 2008 (India)
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Kuselan revolves around the tale of a beautiful friendship between a popular actor and a poor barber.

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Ashok Kumar (as Rajnikanth)
Pasupathy ...
Balakrishnan
Meena ...
Sridevi
Nayanthara ...
Herself
Vadivelu ...
Shanmugam
Santhanam ...
Nagaraj
Livingston ...
Kuppusamy
Vijayakumar ...
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Nizhalgal Ravi ...
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Geetha ...
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R. Sundarajan ...
Srinivasan
Santhana Bharathi ...
Henchman
Brahmanandam ...
Koya dora
Tanikella Bharani ...
School Administrator
Jagapathi Babu ...
Balakrishnan Barber
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Kuselan revolves around the tale of a beautiful friendship between a popular actor and a poor barber. Written by Anonymous

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In the original Malayalam version, Katha Parayumbol, Mukesh's character, the college tutorial was featured. Here in the Tamil version, Director P.Vasu has opted that character out for the remake and replaced it by adding in actor Prabhu as the bodyguard of Rajnikanth See more »

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Celebrating the friendship
8 August 2008 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Even before release, kuselan made big hype in Indian cinema industry. It's audio sales broke all previous records. We all know the reason for all these hypes, that is the SUPERSTAR RAJINI.

I saw the movie in the second day of its release in bangalore. The movie does not fail to meet the hype it had created. We have seen Rajini as a superhero who will destroy all the devils and save the world. But this is completely the another side of this great actor. He appears in the screen only in the 40th minute and his total role will be only for half an hour including 2 songs.

It is nice to see Rajini as himself in the screen (only the name is changed to Ashokkumar). Most of the scenes depict his real life. He is not doing any strles, not giving any punch dialogues, fighting with the gudas, but still attracts everyone. In the climax school function speech, he made everyone cry. You can notice that when everyone comes out of the theater. It has been long back Rajini made us to cry, the last time i think it is in Mannan ("Amma endru azhaikkadha" song).

Other than Rajini, the movie has lot of weaknesses. Meena is not acceptable as a poor barber's wife (her lipstick, makeup, her sarees will tell you why). Vadivelu's comedy is irritating most of the time. Nayanthara comes only for that glamour song (most audience went out for smoking). Pasupathy has done a decent job, but still he should have done little better.

Inspite of all these weaknesses, a single mega factor compensates all. That is RAJINI.

If you are a die-hard Rajini fan, don't expect a lot from him (dance, fight and punch dialogues). It is not a Rajini film, a film which tells the greatness of friendship. My rating will be 7/10.


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