|Music||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
Every character, be it big or small, was conceived with a purpose. However, his latest outing, Kanne Kalaimaane lacks clarity and has too many deviations, that might not let the audience to connect with the director’s vision.
Right from the beginning, the audience is made to believe that Kanne Kalaimane is about the plight of farmers, and the advantages of organic farming. But post the first half, we realise that the film is an emotional romantic drama, that revolves around two good-hearted youngsters. The film begins with Bharathi (Tamannaah), a newly-appointed bank manager in Madurai, taking action against big shots in the town, who failed to repay loans. One of them is Kamalakannan (Udhayanidhi), a youngster who is more into organic farming and social service. Bharathi thinks that Kamalakannan is a defaulter and seeks him out, only to realise that he is a do-gooder, who takes loan from banks to help his people and the farming community.
Impressed with his honesty, Bharathi falls head over heels in love with him and they decide to get married. Kamalakannan’s grandmother objects due to differences in their caste and ideologies. While Kamalakannan convinces his family and marries her, a new problem surfaces and disturbs their happiness. Revealing anything more would spoil the plot.
There are a couple moments in the film that make the audience to feel emotional and help to connect with characters as well. However, Seenu Ramasamy fails to hold the mood for a long time. He touches upon issues like farmer suicide, their plight and the controversy revolving around NEET exams but fails to give a solution. Udhayanidhi’s appearence and mannerisms in the film are very similar to the role he portrayed in Priyadarshan’s Nimir. But the actor’s performance in the climax sequence is something to watch out for. Tamannaah has performed extremely well, and has done justice to the role. Overall, Kanne Kalaimane could have been better, if the director would have penned the script with a clear vision.