Kanthari Review

Kanthari Review

  • Producer : R Prabhukumar
  • Staring : Rachana Narayanankutty, Shekhar Menon, Sreejith Ravi, Thalaivasal Vijay etc.
  • Director : Ajmal
  • Music Director : Arun Choudary
  • Cinematography : Noushad Sherief
  • Screenplay : Ajmal

Story :
Rani (Rachana Narayanankutty), an orphan girl, was brought up by three sex workers and hence when Rani grew up this tag stuck on to her. So all her efforts to earn a decent living fail. Finally she decides to find her own way to make both ends meet; she starts snatching chains and wresting money from people who want to exploit her sexually. She manages to sustain herself and her three ‘mothers’ by committing such petty crimes. Ameer (Shekhar Menon), the chubby well-to-do guy who has to depend on crutches to walk (the reason for this is explained later in the story), finds it difficult to find a bride because of his chubbiness. At a stage Rani and Ameer, both leading isolated lives in the midst of the vast sea of humanity, cross paths and from there the story takes a new turn. Interwoven into this story is the story of a murder that could perhaps change the course of the plot…

What works?
Rachana Narayanankutty does justice to her role, in her trademark style while Shekhar Menon is his usual self. The film attempts to zoom in on the lives of people who remain marginalized in the society works, but only to an extent. The songs are OK, but not outstanding. The background score suits the mood of the film.

What doesn’t work?
The plot, as such, is not that big an issue; but if the film had been treated a bit differently on the script and direction level, it would definitely have been much better. None of the supporting actors delivers a satisfactory performance. There is nothing much that would elevate the film to an ‘above average’ level…

Verdict :
Nothing much to say, just average stuff, fairly good performance by Rachana Narayanankutty…just about OK on the whole…

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