Review: Kathiruppor Pattiyal-Love is in the air

By M Bharat Kumar Published on May 05, 2018 04:55 PM IST

Debutant filmmaker Balaiya D Rajasekhar has come out with a light-hearted romantic entertainer with railway station as the backdrop, which is a regular phenomenon in many Mani Ratnam movies.

What makes Kathiruppor Pattiyal different is that it speaks less about emotion and laced more with comedy.

What begins as an action thriller ends up as a romantic flick. Humour works out well especially towards the second half. Balaiya has been assisted by a strong team of technicians. The cinematography is by M Sukumar, music by Sean Roldan, art by Lalgudi N Ilayaraja and editing by Ruben. Sachin Mani plays a happy-go-lucky youngster Sathya who falls for Megala (Nandhitha).

Meanwhile there is a RPF inspector in Tambaram station Williams (Aruldoss). Annoyed that the public do not respect

them when compared to cops who deal with law and order or traffic, he wants to act strict on offenders. He catches offenders that includes a sex doctor (Kunjitha Badham), a beggar Kodeeswaran (Mayilsamy), Sathish (Appukutty), a wannabe filmmaker Baskar (Senrayan) and an actor Sasikumar-fan Kuttipuli (Arunraja Kamaraj).

By holding back Sathya, Williams spoils the plans of a youngster who is about to elope with his girlfriend. How does the latter escape from the officer’s custody with the help of others forms the crux.

The film has a simple and interesting plot and humour makes it count. Sean Roldon’s music is apt while Sugumar captures it well. Sachin has come up with a good show while Nandhitha does a decent act. Mottai Rajendran chips in well. Couple of songs by Sean Roldon are good to listen to, while Sugumar captures the railway station in bright colour.

Thanks to comedy that works in parts, Kathiruppor Pattiyal ends up a decent watch.