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Overdose of mimicry



FATHER-SON DUO: Kovai Brothers

Mimicry is great, as a form of entertainment, and it is fun to watch stars mimic each other. Director Sakthi Chidambaram has made it his forte and with Satyaraj translating his ideas with ιlan, we had some hilarious stuff in "Englishkaran." Mimicry, however, cannot become the staple food of a director. But this is what has happened in ``Kovai Brothers" where the director has obviously spent his time and energy trying to imitate film personalities from Simbu to Surya. And this does not speak well of the director or the actor, Satyaraj. The director should have concentrated more on the screenplay.

The story is very thin. Both Satyaraj and Sibi come to the town to take revenge on the Collector and the doctor who killed Uma, who saved numerous lives in the flood. How they do it is told in flash back.

With the accent on dialogue both Satyaraj and Sibi have little to do apart from delivering the lines. Only the senior tries to do something more. But both have a very easy job to do. Namitha, as usual, is a glamour doll and Uma's attempt at histrionics folds up with her premature death.

Vadivelu and Kovai Sarala, the latter in cheap taste, are in charge of the comedy track. Mohan Natrajan and Arun Pandian, Collector and doctor respectively, have acquitted themselves well.

Suresh Devan's camera work is adequate but Iman's music is a let down. Iman has also started to sing like other music directors and `Ulagathile'is not a good experience for the listeners. `Adada Adada Anandam' is the only number that passes muster.

It is high time director Sakthi Chidambaram conceived a story and worked hard to offer a good film.

S. R. ASHOK KUMAR

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