Naga Shaurya is riding high with the success of Chalo while Sai Pallavi is still ruling the roost, thanks to Fidaa and MCA. The combo of Shaurya-Sai Pallavi with an out-of-the-box film Kanam has garnered good expectations. Shaurya and Sai Pallavi’s collaboration with AL Vijay got a decent buzz. In addition to it, the alleged differences between Shaurya and Sai Pallavi have given good attention to the film. The film’s trailer is arresting.
Keeping up the expectations, Kanam is a nail-biting thriller with a nice message.
Tulasi (Sai Pallavi), a doctor, and Krishna (Naga Shaurya) are in love. Even before their marriage, Tulasi was expecting a child. Tulasi and Krishna opt for abortion and get the fetus removed. Though Tulasi isn’t convinced, she has no other option. Five years later, the duo get married and lives a happy life. But their world gets crashed when Krishna’s father, Tulasi’s mother and uncle die mysteriously. Tulasi finds a 5-yr-old spirit Diya could be behind this. Who is this girl? How did she die? What’s her connection to Tulasi, Krishna?
Naga Shaurya as Krishna does a great job. He got under the skin of the role so well. He has done subtle performance to do justice to his role, script. Shaurya is apt for it. Sai Pallavi, as usual, rocked as Tulasi. She is so natural in her role, emotions. Diya is good. All others did their parts well.
Thrills in First Half
Lack of suspense
Kanam isn’t a film which we get to see every Friday. The film is an out-of-the-box concept film filled with thrill, horror. The film’s biggest strength is how director AL Vijay executed it. He made sure the film’s mood, tone are in sync with the plot. Even the names of the cast such as Tulasi, Krishna and things (as a sample, the hospital name is Hope) all have a connection and are in sync with the film’s story.
Shaurya and Sai Pallavi carry the film on their shoulders. Diya is another pillar for the film. The hurried climax may put off to an extent. Barring this, the film is an emotional thriller with several good moments. One can’t help but appreciate director Vijay for his attempt.
Kanam is an out-of-the-box thriller laced with a social message. It will thrill you.