Agent Kannayiram movie review: Santhanam crime drama is another Manoj Beedha misfire

By | November 25, 2022

Director Manoj Beedha’s debut Vanjagar Ulagam and his second effort Agent Kannayiram could also be completely different movies, however they share an unlucky similarity. Each movies have central plot that by no means involves fruition on account of messy writing and disappointing execution. Whereas the previous is a gangster drama, the latter movie is a form of origin story of a rookie detective with a mean aptitude for the job.

Santhanam performs Agent Kannayiram; born out of wedlock, he had a nasty childhood. Whereas his mom loves him, his father abandons them as a result of he already has a household. Kannayira and her mom find yourself being the servants of her father’s household. When his mom fails to defend him for concern of abandonment, he strikes away from her. When his mom died, he was unable to return to his native village in time. Unable to see his mom one final time, Kannayiram is haunted by guilt and nightmares. It’s then that he’s drawn to a mysterious case within the village as unidentified our bodies land subsequent to the practice tracks. As Kannayiram solves the case, he additionally will get closure along with his mom. At its essence, it sounds good, however the movie will get misplaced within the translation of the phrases on the display screen.

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The concepts could have labored nicely in Manoj’s head, however he fails to translate them for the screens. Hit it, it appears to be like just like the concepts did not even make it to paper as a result of the writing is massively underwhelming. The scenes appear random and inconsistent. On prime of that, lots of the dialogue appears like afterthoughts added through the dubbing since you do not see the actors put it of their mouths.

The main target is on the aesthetics and magnificence of the movie, which appears to be like and feels pretentious. Kannayiram lives in an deserted cellular residence like these present in American thrillers. Her father provides a gun, a household relic, to her mom as a substitute of cash for her survival. It is too Hollywood and budding. However that additionally appears to have been the intention. Manoj even talks about it within the film when Kannayiram says that his incongruous costume consisting of a hat and an extended coat has extra to do with “really feel” than utility. Possibly all of it labored out within the authentic Telugu Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya (Agent Kannayairam is loosely based mostly on the Telugu hit). The issue is that it does not work right here!

Agent Kannayiram is just like the gun within the film. Manoj desires to undermine Chekhov’s gun concept by introducing the gun into the movie, which solely goes off on the finish. But the movie fails to determine this like a number of different issues. It is all unstated and does not have the affect the director supposed, so we find yourself with a disappointing movie that tries too onerous. Not simply the gun, even the movie does not shoot.

Agent Kannayiram director: Manoj Beedha

Kannayiram Indian Specific Agent Score: 2 Stars

Agent Kannayiram solid: Santhanam, Riya Suman, Indhumathy, Pugazh, E Ramadoss