Director Ananda Krishnan turned his head to his latest movie, Beautiful Metro, a witty thriller about Chennai’s chainsaw gangsters. Despite its low budget, Metro stood out in its fearless behavior, especially in scenes with chain seizures. He made the same promise in his first big-budget movie, Kodiyil Oruvan, and Vijay Antony makes a refreshing departure from the usual ups and downs. Considered a political thriller, Kodyyil Oruvan is about a man who simply fulfills his mother’s desire to be an IAS official. However, the film is much larger in scale and has attractive political subplots.
The first 15-20 minutes of the movie are powerful and too sentimental. Kodiyil Oruvan starts from a place called Kombai. There, big names are asking young women to participate in local elections. The woman who managed to win the election is idealistic and is in the way of the man who sought her in the first place. Dissatisfied with the woman’s way, she decides to kill her, but she runs away and gives birth to her son. A woman raises her son intending to become an IAS officer, but her life changes as her son grows up and move to Chennai. Although as predictable as possible, this movie mainly depends on how faithful it is to the officials of commercial movies. It also benefits from the sentimental mother and son subplots who sometimes worked in Vijay Antony’s films. As an actor who knows his limits when it comes to acting, Vijay Antony plays the role of Vijay Antony, playing his strongest. If you follow his work, you know that he is the one who usually chooses a script that hides his limits, although he can’t make a difference in his acting.
The movie is preserved with some great action choreography and some clever twists. The location taken by the actual housing association plays an important role in creating the atmosphere. The film is inspired by Shankar’s Mudalvan and Nishikant Kamat’s Evano Oruvan and is directed by R. Madhavan. All of these films are about idealistic heroes who have a deep sense of participation in the society in which they participate. At some point, all of these heroes have to deal with their limits and the consequences that follow. For Vijaya Ragavan, who believes it is his responsibility to help people in his area, he learns that politics is his property. The movie ends with a sequel tip.