Karuppampatti Reviewby MyMazaa.com
Kothai (Ajmal), born and raised in France, decides to visit a small village called Karuppampatti in Tamil Nadu after the demise of his father to trace his familial roots. Upon arrival in the village, he learns that his father Manohar (Ajmal), who once belonged here, discarded everybody, including his own family and left for France. He also secretively pledged all the properties of his relatives to cover his expenses to France.
Having learnt about his father's bitter past, Kothai, with the help of cousin Karuppu (Jagan) conceals his identity and attempts to right the wrong. Meanwhile, Shanthini (Aparnaa) falls head over heels for Kothai. What happens when the villagers find out Kothai is the son of Manohar? This forms the rest of the story.
Ajmal in dual roles, set in different eras, has definitely left an impression with his performance. This being his first big ticket to hero title; he has pushed himself to the edge to flush out a good performance
Aparna Bajpai as the adorable village belle with an everlasting smile plays her part neatly with an ounce of confidence. Her role was limited to few scenes. Other cast like M.S. Bhaskar and Jagan keep the film intact with some amount of comedy
Santhosh Sriram and Sanjeevi Sathyaseelan’s cinematography is classy and remarkable, Kannan’s tunes are good while the the songs deserve special mention for they have choreographed flawlessly with apt prominence given to the setting of the film. Prabhu Raja Cholan should be appreciated for his efforts to present an old story as entertainingly as possible. The screenplay is predictable and production values are lavish.
Prabhu sticks to the universal sutra of commercial filmmaking and produces a film that despite its long running time, weak storyline will not keep you entertained. There is a good blend of comedy, tragedy, romance and drama that not only makes this film watchable, but occasionally pushes us out of our comfort zone to mull over certain things. There have been umpteen films about a disloyal son disrespecting his family and, therefore, suffering in life to learn this lesson. Nowhere does the story attempt to seem preachy, and that precisely work in favor of the film while the melodramatic family feud and reunion, appear unconventional.