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Kaaviya Thalaivan (2014)

Two theater artists compete in a small drama troupe.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kaliappa Bhagavathar
Gomathi Nayagam Pillai
Ganakokilam Vadivambal
Anaika Soti ...
Thavathiru Sivadas Swamigal (as Nasser)
Kannuchamy Konar
Bhairava Sundaram
Singampuli ...
Mansoor Ali Khan ...
Contractor Kannaiya
Karikaalan ...
Nanjunda Rao
Vkt Balan ...
Vishwanatha Das
George ...
Oviyar Muthu
T.P. Gajendran ...
Doctor Venkadu


The two best disciples of Sivadas Swamigal, the earnest owner of a Drama school, are by design pitted against each other by the guru himself and this create multiple calamities ending in the duo's separation. Years pass by as one finds a good holding and the other wobbles away as a drunk loser only for them to cross paths again when the ongoing Indian Independence Movement gives another chance for the tables to turn! Written by PipingHotViews

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28 November 2014 (India)  »

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Pradhi Nayagan  »

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Best Period Drama I have ever seen
14 January 2015 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Just watched "Kaaviya Thalaivan". Once again Vasantha balan has given a different and a good film. This film is really something which doesn't go well with the commercial audience. But Vasantha balan has given this in an engaging manner. A different movie which brings the pre-independence era and the drama troops lively on the screen. This film slightly reminds me of the "Sivaji ganesan" starrer yesteryear blockbuster film "Rajapart Rangadurai".

Positives:- Right from the title, Siddarth and Prithviraj steals the show. This is the best performance of Siddarth till date. And my favourite of the film is the Cunning and evil character of Prithviraj. Even though Prithviraj has done similar roles in the past in Mollywood, he shows lots of maturity in this film. Everyone has done their job in a perfect manner. Nassar, Tambi ramaiah, Ponvannan, singampuli, Vedhika and the list of characters has given justice to their role. Music:- AR.Rahman's music adds a feather to this movie. He has produced a different album with hummable numbers, Aye Mr.Minor, Vanga makka and My fav. Yaarumilla song and the BGM suits the period of the film. Negatives:- The character of the Princess is mischievous but the actress doesn't looks promising this movie. Her smile and performance was really irritating for me. The scenes are almost predictable.

Threats:- While I was in awe of appreciation during the end as I do for every movie I feel good, I noticed that I was the only person left in the Theatre as everyone left early without watching the full movie.

Verdict:- Leave the usual masala aspects aside and Watch "Kaaviya Thalaivan" as a different recipe. You will really love this new flavour. My rating:- 10/10 simply for the efforts and execution

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