Film Review: PAROLE

A violent story of sons and a mother's love, directed by Dwarakh Raj, Parole hits theatres on Nov 11. ( see full cast & crew list below)

Karaikalan, a mercenary killer ( Linga) is the older brother of Kovalan ( RS Karthik) who hates him because he feels their mother loves the elder son more.  When Karaikalan lands up in jail due to his deeds,  and when their mother dies suddenly, Kavalan decides to not let his brother know, so that he himself can do the last rites instead.
But due to certain reasons, he is forced to change his mind and bring out his brother on parole. But this is not easy. Does his brother get the parole? What are the twists in the tale?

The story is high on mother-son sentiment with large doses of raw violence thrown in at almost every turn. From sibling rivalry to sodomy in jail to marital rape and brutal vengeance killings, the film has it all.

The screenplay is racy but many a time, the bgm drowns the key dialogues. The actors have all done their parts well, but a tad too many ideas seem to have been put into the narrative which could have benefitted by some crisp editing in parts, making for a more compact film.
The court scenes are shown in a more realistic manner with Vinodini Vaidyanathan as a lawyer, her presence adding value as does Vijay Sethupathi's  voice over introduction to the story.
Humor is sprinkled in the narrative in a situational manner and sometimes via dialogues, adding lighter moments to the serious goings on.
The romance scenes are well handled  and so is the part where a hasty decision and lack of trust leads to tragic results for Karaikalan's girlfriend and impacts his life as well.

The film has a large dose of violence which is not for the faint hearted and having a kid listen to the exploits of the violent hero could have been perhaps avoided. The North Madras  milieu and slang has been captured well, also thanks largely to the realistic performances of the cast.
The women are feisty and the leads have performed well, adding to the drama on screen.

If you can get past the brutal violence and gore, Parole is watchable for its attempt at a  realistic portrayal of sibling rivalry and  mother-son relationship, though the non- linear screenplay needs your full attention to follow the suddent twists.

A violent story of sons and a mother's love, Parole hits theatres on Nov 11.

Karaikalan, a mercenary killer ( Linga) is the older brother of Kovalan ( RS Karthik) who hates his elder brother because he feels he gets undue hero worship and their mother loves the elder son more.  When Karaikalan lands up in jail due to his deeds,  and when their mother dies suddenly, Kavalan decides to not let his brother know, so that he himself can do the last rites instead.
But due to certain reasons, he is forced to change his mind and bring out his brother on parole. But this is not easy. Does his brother get the parole? What are the twists that follow?

The story is high on mother-son sentiment with large doses of raw violence thrown in at almost every turn. From sibling rivalry to sodomy in jail to marital rape and brutal vengeance killings, the film touches upon various issues affecting its characters. 

The screenplay is racy but many a time, the bgm drowns the key dialogues. The actors have all done their parts well, but a tad too many ideas seem to have been put into the narrative which could have benefitted by some crisp editing in parts, making for a more compact film.
The court scenes are shown in a more realistic manner with Vinodini Vaidyanathan as a lawyer, her presence adding value as does Vijay Sethupathi's  voice over introduction to the story.
Humor is sprinkled in the narrative in a situational manner and sometimes via dialogues, adding lighter moments to the serious goings on.
The romance scenes are well handled  and so is the part where a hasty decision and lack of trust leads to tragic results for Karaikalan's girlfriend and impacts his life as well.

The film has a large dose of violence which is not for the faint hearted and having a kid listen to the exploits of the violent hero could have been perhaps avoided. The North Madras  milieu and slang has been captured well, also thanks largely to the realistic performances of the cast.

If you can get past the brutal violence and gore, Parole is watchable for its attempt at a  realistic portrayal of sibling rivalry and how arrogance and ego can destroy relationships.  But the  non- linear screenplay needs your full attention to follow the suddent twists. The film also attempts to unravel the various layers of its characters, exploring the reasons behind their actions.


Cast
 R S KARTHIK As Kovalan
 
 LINGA As Karikalan
 KALPIKA As Thendral
 
 MONISHA MURALI As Kavi
 VINODHINI VAIDYNATHAN As Gifty Maria
 MAK MANI As Subash
 SHIVAM As Beef
 DENNIS As Phenyl
 IMMANUEL AsBombaySokku
 JANAKI SURESH As Aravi
 TSR AS Judge Venugopal


 CREW
 PRODUCTION BANNAR
 TRIPR ENTERTAINMENT
 
 DIRECTOR
 Dwarakh Raja

 PRODUCER
 S.Madhusudhanan

 MUSIC DIRECTOR
 RajKumar Amal

 CINEMATOGRAPHER
 MAGESH THIRUNAVUKARASU

 EDITOR
 Muniez
 ART D I R ECTOR
 ARUN KUMAR.A
 ACTION
 Om Prakash
 COSTUME DESIGNER
Akilan Ram

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