A valourous journalist taking on antisocial elements in the society is a cliched theme in Kollywood. But replace the scribe with a photojournalist, you would end up getting an engrossing fare. That is Ko for you.
It's a hat-trick by K V Anand. After tasting success in Kanakandein and Ayan, the cinematographer - director has emerged triumphant in his third venture Ko, which throws light on the media world.
It's a racy film . He has blended his previous experience as a photo journalist to a story that is effectively penned by writers Subha. Also the complex working nature of journalists is narrated in a simple manner by Anand.
Ashwin (Jiiva) is a photojournalist in a Tamil Dhina Anjal, while Renu (Karthika) and Saro (Piaa) are journalists in it. There is an engineer-turned-aspiring politician Vasanthan Perumal (Ajmal), who dreams to enter elections.
There is a Chief Minister Yogi (Prakashraj) too. As the elections are announced, Saro gets killed in a bomb blast at the meeting of Vasanthan. It leaves a chain reaction in political situation and there are many surprises thrown. Finally Ashwin sets all things right.
Jiiva plays his part well. He is cool and flashy as a photojournalist. He excels in stunt sequences. Radha's daughter Karthika has a happy outing in her debut venture, while Ko is an important film in Piaa's career. Prakashraj disappoints in a role which has little scope to showcase his skills.
Harris Jayaraj's music is th soul, which Richard Nathan's camera and Antony's editing takes care of the rest. But for some logical lapses, Ko, produced by R S Infotainment and released by Udhayanidhi Stalin's Red Giant Movies, is worth the money you spend on it.