Feb 3, 2013
The trailer told us what the plot was . The reviews would have told you what the movie is .
In my opinion , Kadal is not as expected , not even close .
The first half has a few noticeable and well placed scenes which really gives off Mani’s aura but it fades and flickers in a predictable , dull and not so interesting second half .
Bermes as pure evil is perfect and so is Father Sam but the growth of these characters is rather naive .
The scene where Bermes tricks , Father Sam in a trap and the whole crowd losing their trust and bringing down a man of faith is nice . Expecting a perfect rise of that character after such a downfall , i was left disappointed as Mani had just decided to let it be , just like that .
On the performance front , everyone has done their best . Gautam Karthik has the stuff and has performed very naturally !! Thulasi Nair was actually a pain to the eyes !! Somehow i just couldn't see beauty or innocence in her .
The coming back of the man of faith – big let down . The end of Bermes , the evil – predictable !! Thomas and Beatrice – cute enough .
The crossing of swords between the two isn't well made and the poignancy expected in a Mani’s film is no where found .
* Diff websites give diff name for Arjun’s role …. Bernes is just another version .