Review by : saravanan
Arya, Catherine Tresa, Madhuvanti Arun, Y. Gee. Mahendra, Super Subbarayan,
Yuvan Shankar Raja
R. B. Choudary
Tamil cinema had not seen much of forest stories. Those made too were mostly heroic. But here comes Kadamban. A strikingly different attempt on Tamil screen by director Raghavan, who made an emotional tale about grandfathers in Manja Pai before.
Ably supported in a grand manner by Supergood Films R B Choudhary, Kadamban stars Arya, Catherine Teresa, Madhuvanti Arun, Super Subbarayan, Deepraj Rana among others in key roles.Kadamban speaks about the destruction of forests by corporate industries.
A country’s growth and progress is decided with the prosperity of forests. When the latter fails, the country too goes through havoc. This is the message that Raghavan has tried to convey through Kadamban.
The travails in jungle and the rich treasure that is there which needs to be preserved are highlighted in a befitting manner.Arya who painstakingly taken effort to tone up his physique plays a tribal job Kadamban who is on a mission to save his land, culture and lives of people.
There is romance in the form of Radhi (Catherine Teresa). The one-man show by Kadamban in taking on the corporate to preserve his land is the crux of Kadamban.The romance worked out well and on-screen chemistry between Arya and Catherine Teresa is good.
The action picks up steam as the movie progress and Arya's stunt sequence sans body double at many places is engrossing. The climax sequences are the watchword of the movie. They are intense and engrossing.Music by Yuvan Shankar Raja elevates the mood of the film.
The BGM especially towards the second half suit the proceedings.Sathish Kumar's camera is scintillating. It captures the dense jungle with its pristine beauty. The encounters involving Arya is engaging.Raghavan's shrewd handling of the story without being preachy is the hallmark of the movie.
Thanks to Arya, Kadamban stands tall.
Kadamban_ Forest fare