Cuckoo Review

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Review by : Suresh
Dinesh, Malavika
Raju Murugan
Santhosh Narayanan

Raju Muruugan is a man who made himself popular through his colum in a Tamil weekly. He had a deep passion for cinema that took him from journalism to cinema. After apprenticeship under director N Lingusamy, Raju Murugan chose to become a fullfledged filmmaker and came to his help Fox Star Studio. His maiden venture titled Cuckoo revolve around darker shades of life narrated in an engrossing manner.

The tale about visually-challenged couple is what the film deals about. Their life is colourful too. They have their emotions and a life to live, It is fun and they need no sympathy from others. Raju Murugan deserves a pat for trying to explore  it in his own style. Problem with such films are that they end up preachy or monotonous. Cuckoo too an extent is slow and proceeds at leisurely pace.

Kamal Haasan and Vikram have pulled the role of visually-challenged with perfection in the past. Attakthi Dinesh plays the lead. In Cuckoo, he has come up trumps playing the role with ease and elan. Produced by Fox Star Studios and The Next Big Film Productions, the film stars Malavika Nair as the heroine. 

The music is scored by Santosh Narayanan and the lyrics are by Yugabharathi. Thamizh (Dinesh) is a singer. His life is the suburban train. He spends all his time there. He comes across Sudhandhira (Malavika) and is romance between them. But there comes hurdles in the form of Malavika's brother. What happens when the lover couple gets estranged. Dinesh is fulcrum.

The actor has played  a tough role with so much ease and elan. In emotional scenes, he has proved that he is no less inferior to others. His compassion and dedication to excel is visible.

Malavika is not far behind. The bubbly actress is cool and expressive. She is at ease and does what is expected for such a character. Music by Santosh Narayanan is at his best. The background score is amazing elevating the mood.

Cuckoo flies high but for some cliched and slow pace.

Touchy tale

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