Dhanush plays Vinod a
college fresher, a genius in some ways, but whose strange behaviour
and habits make him an object of ridicule for the rest of the class.
But the sympathetic Divya takes him under her wings, and attempts to
transform him into a socially accepted person. But she hadn#$#t
reckoned with the dark side of him, which surfaces, when she
confesses to him her love for classmate Aathi. Battling with the
demons inside him, Vinod takes her on a journey that is both
chilling and nightmarish.
Debutant director Selvaraghavan
(brother of Dhanush), begins his narration promisingly, moves into
the second half a little hesitantly, but gets his grip back, and
steers his story to a fitting finale. No doubt there are flaws in
the script, but the director has managed to keep the audience hooked
throughout. He#$#s also extracted good work from his technical crew;
from cinematographer Arvind Krishna and music composer Yuvan Shanker
Pretty Sonia (her first
Tamil film) projects the necessary softness for the role. Sudip,
after a hesitant start blends in well as Aathi, while Nagesh#$#s
expressions are a visual treat.
The film-maker willing to
experiment with lesser explored subjects needs to be commended for
taking #$#the road not taken#$#, and for his efforts to give a different
fare to the audience. #$#Kadhal Konden#$# is an engaging entertainer,
worth a watch.