Eerie thrillers come once in a bluemoon in Tamil cinema. Despite their not-so-often presence, they could not manage to get the attention they were supposed to. Kanchana by Raghava Lawrence is here to bridge the gap, in an entertaining and efficient way.
A sequel to Muni, the actor-choreographer-director's earlier venture, Kanchana holds the attention of the viewer from scene one. Be it the narration or the performance or the making, everything combine well to present a clean entertainer.
The story is so simple. But the way it has been presented needs all appreciation. Raghava Lawrence, we should say, emerges triumphant as an actor and director, leaving a big impact on the audience. In others words, Kanchana is set to take his career graph to new heights.
Raghava (Lawrence) is a funloving timid youth, who however has a fear for all things. A man with the heart of gold, one fine day he starts viewing some eerie things. Clueless as to what they are, he is more confused.
As it happens, he starts to behave in a different way, like that of a woman. Even as his family members are quizzed, a series of scenes tell us why he acts in such a way. What follows is answers to all our questions, which unfold one after another in an interesting manner.
Lawrence is the heart and soul of the film. He shoulders a heavy burden and comes up in flying colours. He brings out the anger well in the getup of a woman. Giving him enough company are Lakshmi Rai and Kovai Sarala. The real scene stealer however is Sarath Kumar, who does a daring role, without minding his larger-than-life image (We are not going to break the suspense here).
Thaman's music and special effects are the pillar of strengths of Kanchana. Not to forget about cinematography and editing. On the whole, Kanchana is a film which is worth watching in cinema halls. It has something for everyone in the family.