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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom is undoubtedly best film with situational comedies

Film: Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom
Starring: Vijay Sethupathi,Bhagavathi Perumal,Rajkumar,Gayatri
Director: Balaji Dharanidharan
Producer: V.S. Raj Kumar,Satish
Banner: Leo Vision
Music: Vedshankar


This year has been a death-knell for most hero-worshipping scripts, but thanks to low-budget Tamil films such as Pizza, Attakathi and NKPK now, people still find reasons to come to theatres.


Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom revolves around lives of four friends, of which Prem [Vijay Sethupathi] is all set to tie the knot in two days. They decide to play cricket one last time before wedding, which ends up with Prem’s head injury while trying to catch the ball. Fortunately, he wakes up to resume playing but only to realize later that the impact of the fall had caused short term memory loss.

Prem can't remember the last few days of his life and because of which neither can he remember about his wedding nor his fiancée. With only two days left for the wedding, Prem should come back to normal and if not how will his friends manage the truth forms the rest of the story.


Don't know if 2012 has been special for other actors in Kollywood tinsel town, but it has been be very special for Vijay Sethupathi, who's currently basking in the success of his latest outing Pizza and now has reasons to enjoy as his hard work in the film pays off.

Vijay as Prem was brilliant in his role and so were others Rajkumar, Vigneswaran and Bagavathi Perumal, who played his friends. The scenes between them are hilarious and at many instances they almost bring the roof down.

Gayathri has done her parts well.

Technical Analysis:

Debutant director Balaji has successfully recreated a true story on screen with perfection. It's a prodigious task on his part to even attempt a story as novel as this one so early on in his career, but thankfully it has worked well in his favor.

While soundtracks composed by Ved Shankar are perfectly placed in the film and the background scores of Siddharth Vipin supported the movie well. Coming to cinematography, C. Premkumar has nothing to do much as the movie is canned in real locations and editing is by R. Govindaraj.


For the comedy-starved film audiences, "Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom" [NKPK] comes as a whiff of fresh air. At a time when comedy is either derived from cheesy one-liners or derogatory double meaning dialogues, NKPK highlights the importance of situational comedy and uses it to build one of the best entertaining screenplays of recent times.

Never in its entire running time does the comedy appear scripted and that's the beauty of this film. Typically, films have separate tracks for comedy, romance and so on, but it's not the same in the case of NKPK because everything is situational. The second half of the film is long but is equally entertaining and funny. Some of the best scenes in the film unfold in the wedding hall in the second half. The overdose of comedy in the second half makes you not look at your watch ever and this has totally worked in the favor of the film.

Since there are only four key characters in the film, the attention of the audience is hooked at all times with superb wit and natural acting. It's strange but definitely welcoming to see that some of these films have completely done away with songs and yet have managed to impress the audience.

Final Verdict:

NKPK is undoubtedly best film with situational comedies leading to the conclusion that script is the hero of any film.


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