A love story without any love scenes - so says the tagline for Kaadhal Kisu Kisu. Sure its an interesting
concept but unfortunately, it has already been seen in Tamil cinema and handled in much better fashion.
Kaadhale Nimmadhi had exactly the same story of a guy and a girl suspected
of being lovers though in reality, they are no more than acquaintances.
Sriram(Bala) and Indu(Sharmi) are classmates who barely even know each other. But starting with a friend passing
off a birthday gift for Indu as a gift from Sriram, the two are caught in a series of situations that force Indu's father
Karunakharan('Kalabhavan' Mani) to suspect that they are in love.
The one-line story is definitely difficult to translate to a two and a half hour movie. With the only things happening
being a series of incidents where Bala and Sharmi are inadvertently caught together, P.Vasu's only option was
to provide interesting characters and create an interesting scenario for the results of the suspicions on the couple.
He unfortunately fails on both fronts. The movie's characters are either boring or predictable and the story itself goes
nowhere. The entire movie is simply about the suspected relationship between the lead pair.
Our filmmakers seem to believe that merely having the film take place in a foreign location is attractive enough and
that no more attention needs to be paid to aspects like story or screenplay. As in Junior
Senior, this movie too takes place entirely in Malaysia. But there seems to be no particular reason for basing the
movie there. The happenings could just have easily taken place in any college in TamilNadu with no modification of
any part of the story. Neither are we treated to any exotic sights in Malaysia. The only way the movie uses the location
is in the comedy track which has Vivek suffer at the hands of the Malaysian Police.
Vasu has an interesting concept on hand but has not stuck to it till the end. He introduces some romance and an ill-advised
duet towards the end. Neither of these serve any purpose other than to pad the running length. The climax itself involves
the usual change of heart that is totally unconvincing since there are no new happenings that induce it.
Bala dances and fights energetically but Sharmi struggles inspite of not having much to do. She overdoes most of the
actions and expressions and comes off looking more like a mentally retarded person than someone afraid of her father.
'Kalabhavan' Mani growls and snarls but struggles because of the poor characterization. He is essentially not a good
person but at the same time, he is not the villain either. Vivek chalks up another failed comedy track while P.Vasu
makes an appearance as a police inspector with an axe to grind against Bala.