Kavan movie review: Vijay Sethupathi’s latest takes a dig at Arnab Goswami types, ‘breaking news’

In Kavan, director KV Anand has zoomed into the topical world of TRP-driven news channels, sting operations, paid news and the ‘Breaking News’ syndrome. Vijay Sethupathi is an idealist tv anchor who wishes to tidy up the corrupt system dominating in television channels which are just looking at eyeballs and revenue.Anand, to a big extent, has actually made it fascinating thanks to the crisp writing of his co-authors Suba and Kabilan Vairamuthu and topicality, when news channels are under the microscopic lense. The director has actually also packaged it with industrial components like songs, funny, love, beliefs and action. His casting is apt with Vijay Sethupathi playing the excellent guy anchor and veteran T Rajendar as his coach and sounding board. The bad men– the channel owner played by Akashdeep Saigal and Bose Venkat as the corrupt and thuggish political leader– are fantastic.Thilak (Vijay Sethupathi)from his college days at the Movie Institute is a person who thinks and acts differently. He is the only trainee in his batch who raises his hand to make a documentary instead of the more popular function film. Thilak succumbs to his classmate Malar( Madonna Sebastian), who is more the useful of the two. After a misconception, they fall out and years later reunite in a personal news channel, where he gets the anchor’s job while she is in the programs team.The channel is run by Kalyan (Akashdeep Saigal ), who believes in ‘Breaking

News ‘every half an hour or producing it. He is hand-in-glove with a corrupt political leader Dheeran Maniarasu( Bose Venkat)who is paying Kalyan to promote himself. And Thilak, during a live television interview, turns the table on the political leader and he is thrown away of the channel. A rival channel employer( TR)coaches him to handle the corrupt system.The news channel business is exposed by Anand and the very first half is captivating. The showdown in between the anchor and the political leader(it will remind you of Shankar’s Mudhalvan and theArjun-Reghuvaran fight )is remarkably brought out. It is the 2nd half which has all the issues, as the director thrusts in a lot of business elements with loopholes in the story as the anchor turns into a one-man army combating versus the system. The 2nd half likewise loses its rate as it crawls to a foreseeable ending, with the hero and team doing a sting operation– something which they previously combated against.Vijay Sethupathi is great and his dig at Arnab Goswami and other anchors who scream, will have the audience in divides. The villains played by Akashdeep Saigal and Bose Venkat are inspired casting choices and TR, playing a dedicated channel owner, has actually done a cool job. Vikranth is excellent in his cameo. The tunes are speed breakers however the studio set and Abhinandan’s video camera work are both eye catching.On the whole Kavan is an industrial entertainer, which keeps you hooked.Published Date: Apr 01, 2017 01:24 pm|Updated Date: Apr 01, 2017 01:24 pm Cricket Ratings Bangladesh in Sri Lanka, 3 ODI Series, 2017 ICC World Cricket League Champion, 2015/17 Pakistan in West Indies, 4 T20 International Series, 2017 Bangladesh in Sri Lanka, 3 ODI Series, 2017 Pakistan in West Indies, 4 T20

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