Film Review: AGENT KANNAYIRAM

The Santhanam starrer, Agent Kannayiram directed by  Manoj Beedha hit theatres on Nov 25th.
Agent Kannayiram ( Santhanam) has had a tough childhood being an illegitimate child of a rich man. When he grows up he turns into an aspiring  detective. But tragedy befalls when he loses his beloved mother. To add to his pain is the fact that he arrived too late  to his village,to pay respects as her body was, given away for early cremation.

As he stays on in the village, he struggles to find cases, but finally lands a big one, which involves finding out the link between multiple dead bodies on a railway track at regular intervals. 
With resistance from cops and no help except a documentary maker ( Riya Suman) and an assistant ( Pugazh) he makes a slow headway. Does he succeed? What is the mystery behind all this?
 The film is an attempt at noir comedy and though the mother sentiment seems done right, the comedy portions that we come to expect from Santhanam, are minimal. The dark frames are tough to watch after a while.

 Logical loopholes crop up here and there during Kannayira's investigations. The way his character  wears a suit and hat to add to the detective looks a tad odd in the climate and surroundings. Riya Suman and Pugazh try to do justice but their parts could have done with some fleshing out. The jittery camerawork takes away further from the viewing experience.

The screenplay moves at a snails pace but races towards the end in a gripping climax about novel and nefarious methods involving medical frauds. 

Agent Kannayiram has an interesting premise, with a solid performance by Santhanam but the execution could have done with a better handling for a more wholesome cinematic experience.
Cast:

Santhanam
Riya Suman
Pugazh
Munishkanth
Redin Kingsley
E Ramdas
Indhumathy
Madhan

TECHNICAL CREW

Production: Labyrinth Films
Director: Manoj Beedha
Screenplay: Manoj Beedha
Additional Screenplay: Ramesh Marabu
DOP: Theni Eashwar - Saravanan Ramasamy
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Editor: Ajay
Art: Rajesh
Executive Producer: Prasanna JK
Stunts: Stunner Sam
Costume Design: Pallavi Singh
Production Controller: Mani Varma K
Production Executive: Ganesan T
Makeup: Venu
Stills: Raju
Publicity Designs: Prathool NT
Sound Design: Sync Cinema
Sound Mix: Udhaya Kumar T
DI: Knack Studio
Colorist: Prasath Somasekar
VFX: Saravanan
PRO - Suresh Chandra & Rekha D'one

Cast with Character names of Movie Agent Kannayiram

Santhanam  - Kannayiram

Guru Somasundaram - Zameen

Riya Suman - Athira Victor

Pugazh  - Maayavi

Redin Kingsley - Deluxe

Munishkanth - Kumarappan

Indhumathu Manikandan - Amma

Madhan - Parithi

Aathira - Annam Marie



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