“O Kadhal Kanmani”… A lightweight but enjoyable romance

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Baradwaj Rangan

Spoilers ahead…

After a long time, I caught myself smiling while watching a Mani Ratnam movie. The cuteness, the zingers, the youngness – it’s all back. Seen one way, O Kadhal Kanmani is something of a greatest-hits package. It’s as if the director is telling us: “So you didn’t like it when I went too far away from what you guys want me to do. So here’s the stuff you seem to like.” This much was evident from the trailers, which, with those trains and with that lead-pair vibe, explicitly invoked Alaipaayuthey. OKK, too, is the story of an impetuous younger couple (Dulquer Salmaan’s Aadhi, Nitya Menen’s Tara) who end up living under the calming shadow of an older one. But the story is more reminiscent of the Siddharth-Trisha segment in Aaydha Ezhuthu. And it’s not just because of the faint echoes of scenes from that…

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