Kandaen Movie Review

A love-lie takes a turn and becomes the truth

Kandaen opens with the usuals such as love at first sight and attempts to impress his lady love. Situations and sequences put together from various other tamil movies means that there is nothing interesting. Though the first half closes with a small twist, the screenplay justifies the same as a dream sequence in the latter half. This trend of the dream sequences continue, leaving an irritating effect on the audience. In the end, we have a movie that runs too long with no interesting elements. Lack of logic is another pain.

The only compromise for Kandaen could be in the form of Santhanam, whose performance is impressive. He has delivered the giggles with his usual timing dialogues, and no wonder that he has equal screen space when compared to Shanthnoo.

Shanthnoo Bhagyaraj's performance is average, but when comparing to his earlier movies, he has performed well. His onscreen appearance suits him, and he has scored well in the stunt and dance sequences. He could have done better in the romance and comedy, which were the main theme of the movie.

Rashmi Gautam looks like a modern city girl, but her characterization seems to change scene by scene, which makes the overall effort look poor. She has however delivered the goods when it comes to dance and glamor. Ashish Vidyarthi and Vijayakumar have not been given fair screen space.

Kandaen has scored well in the technical aspects. Vijay Ebenezer 's music is good. The song unnai kandaney stands out and is very catchy with colorful and rich cinematography by Prashanth D'Misale . Editing has also helped the movie pace itself.

Overall, Director A.C. Mugil fails to impress with his maiden venture. A familiar script seen in yesteryear movies, meaningless sequences, lack in continuity, logical issues and an empty climax makes Kandaen a major disappointment, a clear Can't Watch!

Kandaen Movie Stills

Shanthnoo Bhagyarajand  Rashmi Gautam i  Kanden movie Shanthanu Bhagyaraj playing Harmonium Santhanam and Shanthanu still
Actor Vijaya Kumar clashing with Ashish Vidyarthi actress Reshmi Gautham with Shanthanu Bhagyaraj Shanthanu Bhagyaraj's engagement with Reshmi Gautam

Kandaen Movie Trailer

Kandaen Movie Preview

Kandaen is an upcoming romantic comedy written and directed by A. C. Mugil, a former associate of Prabhu Deva, and produced by TCS under the banner Sri Sivaselvanayakiamman Movies.

Kandaen stars Shanthnoo Bhagyaraj & Rashmi Gautam in the lead roles. Santhanam shares the screen with them in a pivotal role. Debutant Nimmi plays opposite to Santhanam. Vijayakumar & Ashish Vidyarthi also play important roles.

Generally, people say that we can say thousand lies for a marriage. Kandaen's concept is that a lakh lies can be told for a good love.

Shanthanoo bets on Kandaen to provide him with a good break. Debutant Vijay Ebenezer, a former associate of Harris Jayaraj, has composed the Music. The audio is released by Gautham Menon's new audio label Photon Kathaas as their first ever album.

Camera is handled by Prashanth D'Misale. Kandaen already has a clean U certificate from the Censor Board.

Kandaen is expected to release on the 20th of May, 2011.