Film Review : Kanam

The Sharwanand, Ritu Varma, Nasser, Amala Akkineni, Sathish, Ramesh Thilak  starrer Kanam ( Oke Oka Jeevitham in Telugu) directed by Shree Karthick, releases on 9th Sep in theatres, produced by Dream Warrior Pictures.

The story is about 3 childhood friends, 
(Sharwanand, Sathish, Ramesh Thilak) who get involved in a scientist's ( Nasser) Time Travel proposition and decide to go back 20 years in Time. Each of them wants to change a crucial element in their past in order to alleviate the problems of the present.  But what  happens when things go wrong and not according to what they had anticipated? Do they manage to change the past? Can destiny be changed?

The film has a beautiful mother- son bonding at its core, superbly portrayed by Amala Akkineni and Sharwanand. The scenes of the duo together are both touching and humorous and will surely strike a chord with viewers. Amala makes an impactful return to Tamil cinema.

The child actors playing the 3 friends are superbly cast and have ressemblances to the grown up actors in expressions and body language. The scenes where Sathish, Sharwa and Ramesh meet and interact with their childhood versions are high on entertainment and fun to watch.  The time travel into the late nineties is well brought out and will make many people nostalgic.

The Time travel concept is  portrayed in simple terms, making the film easy to understand for even those without a scientific bent of mind.  

Ritu Varma's natural performance is refreshing to watch on screen and one would wish to see more of this actor in Kollywood.

Sharwa shines in the emotional scenes while Sathish gets ample scope to perform and keep the witticisms coming at the same time. The  Ramesh Thilak portions too are both fun and moving.

The movie has a couple of  messages, all conveyed with dollops of entertaimment and emotions in equal measure, along with unexpected twists.
The screenplay moves at a steady pace while Jakes Bejoy's BGM is a plus.

Kanam is a well- worth -your- time watch; an engaging, entertaining and endearing film that tugs at the heartstrings and brings a smile to your face at the same time.

Rating 3.75 / 5

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