The film starts with a father’s search in kasi, where he
had abandoned his son 14 years back, following the advice of
astrologers. The son Rudran (Arya) is now a Aghori Sadhu with no human
emotions but with enormous physical strength. Both come to their native
village Malaikovil, where a beggar mafia business is run by Thandavan (Rajendran).Physically
disabled person’s including the visually challenged Hamsavalli (Pooja)
are in his camp. Rudran .(Arya) does not get involved in family life and
continues his saadhu life with a strong statement of ‘Aham Brahmasmi’ (Naan
Kadavul). Pooja on one occasion is forced to go with a man when she
seeks help from Arya. Arya kills the baddie. The climax really turns out
to be something sensational. Action sequences especially during the
climax are signature touches of Bala.
Arya has lived as ‘Rudran’ in this film. His three years of hard work
has finally paid off.
Pooja as a blind girl has grabbed the spotlight from Arya.
Kadavul is a typical Bala movie, on the lines of Sethu, Nandha and
Pithamagan. His movies always deal with subjects not discussed often. An
extraordinary movie with a complex subject that it is, ‘Naan Kadavul’
could have been dealt with only by Bala.
Arthur Wilson’s cinematography is a colossal one. Cinematography adds to
the fantastic visual enhancement while in editing, continuity seems to
be missing a bit.
Musical Score by Maestro Ilayaraja is over the top and background
scoring throughout the show is astonishing
SCENES LIKED MOST:
Arya’s introduction song and the visuals. Brilliant music and stunning
visuals. Feel like watching the movie the second time even before one
completely watches the movie.
Court scene after Arya's arrest is fabulous.
Climax where Pooja pleads with Arya to perform euthanasia
The sense of humor of the small boy in the beggars group is really
of all the scenes is the scene where Arya posses a gesture portrays
indeed his conviction ( and the director's too) that he is really HE. He
manifests the power of God in that particular gesture which appears for
just a couple of seconds only.
to Arya, Cameraman Arthur Wilson, and the Director, Bala for such a
SCENES DISLIKED MOST:
Scenes where the beggars are tortured by Thandavan.
MOST LIKED DIALOGUE:
Saami vaayila erundhu lingam varum pola??? (“Looks like a Lingam will
Rudran: Naan adicha un vaayil erundhu retham varum…(“If I hit
you, blood will come out
Naan Kadavul- Raw and Real, brutal
depiction of a world unknown thus far.
Diretor,Bala has tried to debate a few serious issues in the movie. The
first is obviously about- Who is God? He also talks about life and death
and how death is actually a relief some who cannot lead a good life.
Even adults need tough mind to endure this movie. Don’t expect a regular
entertainer; be prepared to get jolted.
to carry home the impact.