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Kadal (2013)

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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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Bergman
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Sam Fernandez
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Thomas
Thulasi Nair ...
Beatrice
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Celina
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Chetty barnabass
Singampuli ...
Clarence
Kalairani ...
Mother Superior
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Kovil Kutty (as Guru Somasundharam)
Vinodhini Vaidynathan ...
Fisher Woman (as Vinodhini)
Baby Rakshana ...
Young Beatrice
Eka Lakhani ...
Bergman's wife
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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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1 February 2013 (India)  »

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Kadali  »

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INR 500,000,000 (estimated)
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This film marks the debut for the lead actors Gautam Karthick and Thulasi Nair. Co-incidentally, Karthick, who is the father of Gautam Karthick and Radha, who is the mother of Thulasi Nair made their Tamil cinema debut with the same film Alaigal Oivadhillai (1981) See more »

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Adiye
Produced by A.R. Rahman
Written by Madhan Karky
Performed by Sid Sriram,Maria Roe Vincent
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Kadal - A Typical Maniratnam Movie..!!
1 February 2013 | by See all my reviews

First of all, if u can enjoy only some commercial masala movies, don't go for Kadal. But if u want to experience something different, don't miss this classic..

Maniratnam proves once again why he is considered as the best director in India. Kadal is 100% Maniratnam style but don't go to the theatre expecting a Roja or Alaipayuthe.

Pros

1) Rajiv Menon's Cinematography - Exceptional!!! he is the best!

2) Excellent Acting by Arjun and Arvind swamy. Gautham Karthik also did a great job.

3) AR Rahman's music and BGM. No words to describe that!

4) Good story with a good message.

5) Hero's childhood scenes - heart melting.

6) Realistic shots especially the climax fight scene.

Cons

1) Screenplay fails to keep you engaged.

2) Heroine - Acting is OK but doesn't suits the role.

3) Songs except adiye and Moongil thottam are not well picturised.

4) Climax doesn't have anything unexpected or unpredictable.

Overall, a must watch Maniratnam classic..

But as i told earlier, not everyone will like it..


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