Kaduva Malayalam Movie Review: For Telugu speakers, Prithiviraj Sukumaran needs no introduction, as his most recent film, Kaduva, was released in Telugu on July 07, 2022, with the same title as the English release. This time Prithviraj Sukumaran tried a straight-up commercial entertainer with Kaduva, so let’s dive right in and see if it’s worth your time to see if it lives up to the hype.
As a high-ranking Kerala police officer Joseph Chandy (Vivek Oberoi) faces off against Kuruvachan (Prithviraj Sukumaran), a rubber planter in the proceedings, the rivalry between Kuruvachan and Chandy becomes more personal, and finally how Kuruvachan’s wife Elsar (Samyuktha Menon) was affected and how Chandy’s family was defectioned with this rivalry is the rest of the tale.
Cast & Crew
It stars Prithviraj Sukumaran, Samyuktha Menon, Vivek Oberoi, and others, and was written and directed by Jinu V Abhraham. While Abinandhan Ramanujam shot the film, Jakes Bejoy composed the music, and Supriya Menon and Listin Stephen produced it under the banner of Prithviraj Productions & Magic Frames.
|Music Director||Jakes Bejoy|
|Producer||Supriya Menon & Listin Stephen|
|Cast||Prithviraj Sukumaran, Samyuktha Menon, Vivek Oberoi|
Prithviraj Sukumaran also addressed the same point that we had missed the cheers and whistles over the years and through this movie he wants to bring that back, and undoubtedly that is what is happening in the theatres.
Kaduva is set in the ’90s, but it doesn’t feel like a ’90s-era film because the story is so simple: two men’s egos. Nonetheless, the film has a lot of commercial blocks that will keep the audience engaged. To be fair, Shaji Kailas spent the first half of his film establishing the world of his hero while the second half focused on their rivalry. However, we should applaud the director for balancing the rivalry with real-world emotions, such as how both families suffer as a result. The film’s climax deserves special mention for its well-designed and well-executed design. The Telugu dubbing, on the other hand, could have been better, as we’ve seen with most dubbing films. Hopefully, producers will pay attention to the dubbing process going forward.
When it comes to the performances, Prithviraj Sukumaran as Kuruvachan is simply brilliant, as we can’t say enough about his acting; most recently, he mesmerized audiences with his work in Jana Gana Mana and Kaduva, delivering exactly what the film needed; Vivek Oberoi is brilliant as usual, impressing with his subtle performance; this is the second film with Prithviraj after Lucifer; Samyuktha Menon has less scope to Because Shaji Kailas was aware of the public pulse, he was able to successfully engage the audience by placing all of the commercial blocks so well on the screen.
Aside from Jakes Bejoy’s outstanding score and the rest of the technical crew, Kaduva looks fantastic thanks to Abinandhan Ramanujam’s stunning cinematography and the film’s excellent visual effects.
Finally, Kaduva is a great movie to see in the theatre if you’re a fan of commercial entertainment.