kanaa Movie Review
Sathyaraj ,Aishwarya Rajesh ,Sivakarthikeyan ,Darshan ,Blade Shankar,Ramdoss,Ilavarasu,Rama ,Savari Muthu ,Antony Bhagyaraj ,Karthik,Fathima Samreen ,
Director – Arunraja Kamaraj ,Producer – Sivakarthikeyan ,Written – Arunraja Kamaraj ,Music – Dhibu Ninan Thomas ,Cinematography – Dinesh Krishnan,Editer – Ruben,Production Company -Sivaka rthikeyan Productions ,PRO – Suresh Chandra & Rekha D’One
A dreamy film towards the destination, it is in the banner of ‘SK Productions’, the content based on the full fled ged sport drama. It resembles “Ethir Neechal”, in Tamil industry, many of the films have been forced on sports, “Kanaa” made recalls of “Ethir Neechal” that a rural based girl, who struggle to overcome in the sport but coul dn’t make out. In the “Kanna” a woman dream is coming out true. “Kanna” focused on women’s cricket, that a village girl corners by her mother and by the village people, a small girl Kausi’s stargaze to turn as a cricket pla yer that she wanted to carry out his father’s dream.
In the direction of Arunraja Kamaraj the artists Sathyaraj and Aishwarya Rajesh play a lively role, the dual work done by Sivakarthikeyan that he focused on the production area and acted as a motivator for the young girls.The year 2009 film “Peranmai” sparkling, a trainer who gets insulted initially as the same Sivakarthikeyan is being insulted then he was recognized later. Story: The film concentrates with a village girl Kousi (Aishwarya Rajesh), that her father Murgesan’s (Sathyaraj), watching cricket is the passion for him, Kousi is always watching the cric ket on the face of her father’s smile.In the Murgesan’s father death ceremony, the man watches the match on tel evision whenever he gets time that made the girl to inspired by watching the matches and even India loses the match her father shed the tears by seeing all these scenarios Kousi shows her interested to play cricket and ma kes her father to be proud of her and wanted to see the smiling on her father’s face.
Kousalya’s mother against towards her passion and when she reaches the teenage the village people opposed to playing cricket when she play with men. This situation made upside down, that Kousalya’s parents give their full support to her ambition.Now, Kousalya moves towards Chennai for the further steps. Simultaneously, Muruges an faces the consequence in the agriculture and loan people pressures him to pay the amount regula rly.Unfortu nately, the village faces more shortage of rainfall and there was no proper income for Murugesan. In this critical circumstance, both the Murugesan and his daughter how they come out of all tough situations is the remaining story of “Kanaa”.The film “Kanaa” is not only for the women’s identity, it is also concentrated on farmers current scenarios and Old Dream good
Kanaa is a mixed movie that involves an underdog story combined with the bigger issue of farmers in Tamil Na du. Directed by debutant Arunraja Kamaraj, the movie begins with gender issues in sports when Kousalya aka Kousi (Aishwarya Rajesh) dreams of making it to the Indian cricket team.Kousi is inspired by her dad Murugesan (Sathyaraj) a farmer who is an ardent cricket fan. He follows the Indian team patriotically, and this makes her wa nt to play for the country some day. Her mom (Rama) is stuck in her old ways and refuses to believe that her daug hter can amount to anything playing a sport with a bunch of boys. She’s teased, bullied, and is cast as a typical un derdog with only her dad to back her up. Meanwhile, he himself takes out a loan but the harvest is terrible and he struggles to pay back aggressive creditors. With themes of feminism on one side and the plight of farmers on the other, will the situation of this struggling family improve against all odds? Well, the director (who also wrote the screenplay) tries to balance both, but could have just gone with the story of a cricketer girl who makes it big in the boy’s club.
The film moves along briskly in the first half before coming to a halt. Director Arunraja does a great job with his dialogues, and his characters have strong personalities. Then there’s this one-sided romantic track, involving ac tor Dharshan. It does get a bit moralistic, but that’s unavoidable given the number of issues at hand. The movie does pick up again with the entrance of one-eyed retired cricketer (and now coach) Nelson Dhilipkumar (Sivaka rth ikeyan), who inspires Kousi to reach great heights.Kanaa starts with promise, telling the tale of a cricket fana tic father (Sathyaraj) who makes his daughter, Kousu (Aishwarya Rajesh) sit next to him as he believes her to be lucky for India. When she sees him sobbing after a defeat, she decides to pursue cricket, just so she can bring his smile back. But thankfully, the narrative never gets cushioned in this father-daughter bond. In fact, the part wh ere young Kousu (the younger Aishwarya is brilliant casting) initiates herself into cricket is superbly done.
From trying to line up her reluctant classmates, to stealthily watching the boys of a local cricket team on the field, to winning them over with her enthusiasm, there is an authenticity in the way she picks up the game; fami liarising herself with the ball, imitating their posture and eventually becoming one among them.But the film is also about a village, where women are only considered fit to cook and work in the fields. And here is this young girl who is breaking the glass ceiling by entering a predominantly male sport. But this intricacy is missing in the writing. The friction too appears forced and all you get are the village men and woman laughing awkwardly aro und her parents, dropping hints about their audacious daughter’s way of life.The film starts slipping into stereo types post interval. The village girl who is judged brutally by the outside world; the fair upper caste girls versus the impoverished local ponnu; Hindi versus Tamil, so on and so forth. Like every Indian sports film, the selectors are greedy, dishonest and unfair. Enter the weakest link —the inspirational manual-cum-coach with a familiar ba ckstory, badly reminiscent of Prabhu Selvaraj of Irudhi Suttru and Kabir Khan of Chak De India. Sivakarthikeyan looks striking but ill at ease. Was there a Dhanush/Madhavan/Vijay hangover?
Throughout the film, the father-daughter story runs on a parallel, riddled with ups and downs. Murugesan is a fa rmer who struggles after a drought hits their village. Though the issue addressed is of great relevance, the event s are predictable and without impact and even tedious for the most part. Sathyaraj’s performance at times felt melodramatic. There was something extremely forced about that scene where Murugesan is gazing blissfully at his daughter playing cricket, on TV, and the wife sits back and stares at him.There isn’t much to say about the mot her except that she is the typical worried, orthodox mother from a village who angrily storms into the cricket ground and beats her daughter with a bamboo broom. There is a love interest (who looks uncharacteristically like Udayanidhi Stalin, including his acting skills) but the director smartly dodges that cliché with a clever scene.
The cricket scenes were shot with detail and finesse, setting up the fervour and tension in right doses. Though the foreign players, especially the Australians, were turned into caricatures.From the time she enters the frame, it’s clear that Aishwarya Rajesh has internalised Kausalya. It’s a character where the actor has clearly contr ibu ted more than the writer. Some of her best scenes include: the North Indian player’s talking down to her and Ko usi who doesn’t understand a word, smiles, shakes her head and tries to move forward; her altercations with her mother; the meltdown in the dressing room and the subsequent meeting with her father; and that final speech. All beautifully understated. There is something deeply honest about her eyes. The actor out in the sun, on the field, sweating profusely, pushing herself doggedly, stripping herself of all vanity is a beautiful sight.
If only they gave her credit for what she was worth rather than piggyback on a coach to facilitate her road to glo ry. That’s where Kanaa falters, and that’s why Kousu falls short of being truly empowering.Aishwarya Rajesh is energetic and unrefined (in a good way.) She always makes you want to support her. Although a bit too comfor ta ble in some scenes, her adamant nature in the face of adversary is executed really well. Sathyaraj’s support for his daughter is commendable, and his performance in general is excellent. Sivakarthikeyan, although in a cameo, is given a grand entrance and exit. He gives a fiery motivational speech that seals the fate of the film. Rama as Ka usi’s mom is convincing in her unchanging ways.Cinematographer Dinesh Krishnan has done a fantastic job in ca pturing the ebb and flow of the film, especially during the climax cricket match. Music by Dhibu Ninan Thomas is adequate and is a savior of sorts in the otherwise slow second half. All things considered, Kanaa is cheesy and p ar for the course. It’s a feel good movie with a bunch of important messages thrown at you. As long as you can ha ndle the moral tones in good spirit, this is worth a watch during the upcoming holidays.
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Written By- T.H.PRASAD -B4U-Ratting-5/5