Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanum!

I had the same feeling at the end of Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kannum that I had after watching Pizza (I chose not to review Pizza because I was quite undecided). It’s a combination of an admiration of the simplicity of the story, a blur line that differentiates the characters from the actors and a generous load of benefit of the doubt for the team! Now you see why I was undecided about Pizza?


Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kannum pans out like a silly mistake that could happen to any of us – the friends almost like the ones any of us would have. The irritating Bags, sweet-as-hell Saras, always-awkward Balaji are the kind of people who remind one of people they’d known or friends they’d had. Even though half the film’s dialogue is “enna aachu? Cricket vilayaada ponom……Sari aaydum”, every time Prem says it, we hope nervously for him to recover and say more.

The film is endearing in more ways than its simplicity. It remains a single tangent about what happens among the four friends. Other characters come in and leave when their job is done – there is a man in formals who joins the game but promptly drops off when it’s done, that Dhanalakshmi character doesn’t venture beyond the wedding sequences, one obscure ‘Sir’ character comes and drops some free advice – but the film is about the medulla oblagantta and that’s what it remains.

While we are at it, I cannot resist mentioning the very regular love-marriage, family sandai, problem about the make up and all that’s clichéd. But we perhaps let that all pass because these are the kind of clichés that life is filled with. Or perhaps we don’t.

In essence, Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kannum is new and refreshing and that is welcome. On the other hand, it is also amateur and superficial.

Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanum!

11 thoughts on “Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanum!

  1. rajandr says:

    மரண மொக்க என்னால படத்துக்கு முழுசா உட்காரகூட முடியல. கண்றாவி எப்படி முழுசா படத்த உட்காந்து பார்த்தீங்க. உங்களுக்கு தியாகி பட்டமே குடுக்கலாம் போங்க

  2. I too felt that the movie was amateur. But ok considering this was the director’s first movie. Pizza was very well made but the climax was disappointing. I believe the director was a little confused how to end the movie. He should have shown it as a complete con job rather than leaving the fate of the protagonist to the imagination of the viewer. Having said that, my colleague reading this comment as I type argues that he would have not accepted the con job ending as it would have fooled him.

    1. Yeah. I agree with you. And I am not sure accepting something because it’s someone first film is fair to the others. Every film has to be reviewed for its own merit. And the fact that I can not see these films for their worth is the reason the review is sitting on the proverbial fence! :)

        1. You do have a point. Not that I don’t see it. But I can not allow myself to have that bias. And if a new comer’s movie becomes a huge hit and propagates rubbish, the harm isn’t any lesser. That’s all I’m saying.

  3. Agreed on everything but ill correct 1 very important thing (well to me) .. its “Kiriket Vilayaandom” [there is a lot of chennai passion to that Vilayaandom vs Vilayadinom]

    PS: i was going to correct Medulla oblongata but then i realized what you meant there. :)

  4. Ithu konjam late thaan.. still, I wonder why even a feminist didn’t notice that there was no regard for the woman in the film. The 4 friends decide to get their friend married to the girl whatever happens.. But what if he never gets his memory back? Should the girl live with a mentally affected guy for the rest of her life? She deserved to know right? even though they were lovers..

    From the screenwriters view, they’ll lose all those scenes at the wedding reception if the girl is informed before.. Other than that, I enjoyed the film though.

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