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A wrongdoer is caught red-handed and he is not going to forgive the man who exposed him.

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The film begins in a Christian seminary where two principle characters, Sam Fernandez (Arvind Swamy) a devoted good man meets Bergman (Arjun), who is more interested in having a good time. They have serious differences and choose different paths. Sam takes the way leading to the lord while Bergman takes to smuggling and other nefarious activities. Sam comes to a coastal village as a local priest and reforms a wayward young boy Thomas (Gautham Karthik), who becomes very close to him. Thomas falls in love with Beatrice (Thulasi Nair), an innocent girl. Due to certain machinations of Bergman, the poor priest Sam is framed and sent to jail. The satanic Bergman also brings Thomas under his tutelage and the truth also comes out that Beatrice is his daughter! Written by David

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Mani Ratnam concept is still strong
10 April 2013 | by (malaysia) – See all my reviews

So it's time we saw a Mani Ratnam film again. The director appears once every three years, with his insurmountable reputation and brings along a ton of critics Mani Ratnam tells a grand but simple tale this time, that of the Christian concept of god vs the devil. As usual mani;s conceptualisation skills is still untouched and gets better over the years His film metaphors the sea (Kadal in Tamil) to great effect.Watching a Mani Ratnam film, you inevitably compare 'Kadal,' with his earlier films.But the the canvas of Kadal is bigger than a mere coincidence of the scenes from some of Maniratnam's earlier movies with familiar childhood nayagan, visuals of kannathil muthamittal, emotions and ideology of Thalapathy and the familiar romance from Alaipayuthey. Again we cannot find any hint of the director rehashing his old work although segments of the movie have similar themes to his past work . Of course no ratnam movie is complete without his trademark "events should be imagined through words and dialogues rather than shown" scenes which u will find aplenty in this movie.

Kadal, is a story of good versus evil, of retribution and forgiveness told in the inimitable style of Mani Ratnam. Every single member of the cast and crew have acted very well in Kadal The impressive part of the movie is the attention to detail of the rural landscape attitudes, scenery and the mannerisms portrayed. Only Ratnam has an eye for little details, borrowed from life. The cinematography in kadal is the best Maniratnam has ever produced since his 1992 magnum opus movie Roja,thanks to the ever roving camera of Rajiv menon. You will feel that u are actually there as part of the story and the sea.

The débutante young lead stars are surprisingly excellent for first timers in their performance .The former heart rob of the 90s and a favourite cast of Maniratnam, Arvindswamy carries the movie with a coming of age bold and divine persona. The movie marks the comeback of the actor in a graceful way.

Its probably the first time Arjun has been put into a seemingly villain role and a first in a maniratnam movie and it was a pleasure to see him and his excellent mannerisms which are true to life on the big screen.

If u are the kind who prefer to walk in to the trashy mainstream masala cinema and happen to dislike the movie due to its unconventional story and theme, then mani has a way of enjoying the movie , that by giving u a movie of his which has the best cinematography, editing and acting scenes and an accurate portrayal of a Christian fishing village .Having said that, you have to actually sit through this film to experience the godsend combined effect of Rajiv Menon's stunning visuals and AR Rahman's soulful compositions. Overall well done flick but some may be too harsh to put the movie down afterall it does take intelligence and appreciation to watch a movie that borders thinly on commercial cinema and that of art-house variety which maniratnam does exceptionally well , more so than other other director in the Indian movie industry today.

We know his ability to churn out masterpieces which will never go wrong even if they are commercial flops and Kadal is the Maniratnam movie just like his past movies which lingers in your mind long after u leave the theatre

Don't have to think twice . Just watch it.


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