Is Vijay’s Kavalan Hit or Flop?

Kavalan finally hit the theaters. Coming at a time when Vijay is at a bit of a crossroad regarding the path he has to choose further in his career.

Kavalan , remake of the Malayalam film Bodyguard, brings together the successful duo of Vijay and Siddique once again. Kavalan is an emotionally narrated love story about a righteous and innocent man who is assigned the task of being a young woman’s bodyguard.

Kavalan is redemption of sorts for Vijay – the actor. For the past couple of years or more, a lot of Tamil movie buffs have watched in dismay as he slipped further and further into a quagmire of senseless commercialism. Kavalan is a fairly engaging, relatable, simple and sweet story of love which has an unexpected twist and an emotionally charged climax.

Kavalan is a throwback to the Thulladha Manamum Thullum days of Vijay and we hope the days are here to stay. He has lived the character. Asin, in Tamil for the first time after Dasavatharam, convinces us with her portrayal. The chemistry of the lead pair has worked out well.

Camera, editing and all technical departments have adhered strictly to the requirements of the movie. The cast including the experienced Raj Kiran and Roja add weight to the movie.

Kavalan is a movie that defies all the preset notions of a Vijay starrer that have been built over the last couple of years.