Title: Kasada Tabara
Reviewed By: Sai Nikhil
Cast: Venkat Prabhu, Premgi, Regina Cassandra, Sundeep Kishan, Harish Kalyan, Sampath Raj, Shanthnu Bhagyaraj, Priya Bhavani Shankar
Director: Chimbu Devan
Streaming on: SonyLIV
Story: Story consists of six different segments set in South Chennai, revolving around different sets of people. How are these stories interlinked and what impact do these stories have on the others forms the story of this film.
Performances: There are a lot of familiar popular actors all over the film. All of them have got decent screen space and did a neat job in their roles. Venkat Prabhu was the most impressive among the lot with his emotional performance. Vijayalakshmi, Premgi and Regina come next with their impressive acts. Sundeep Kishan, Harish Kalyan, Sampath Raj, Shanthnu and Priya Bhavani Shankar are neat.
Technicalities: Six different popular music directors, cinematographers and editors have worked on this film and they have done a very fair job. Santosh Narayanan’s work in the last segment stands a notch higher than others.
Analysis: The basic idea of the film itself is fresh and deals with concepts like Vantage Point Theory and Butterfly effect. The writing is quite impressive especially with the way Chimbu Devan has connected all stories to make it a proper hyperlink film and a refreshing change from regular anthologies. Some of the characters are well written like Venkat Prabhu, Premgi, Vijayalakshmi and Sampath Raj while others are good but not something we can emotionally invest in. Among the six different segments in the film, some are quite engaging while some are slightly duller in comparison and something more interesting could have been tried instead of maintaining a somewhat flat and convenient screenplay during those portions. The first and last segments in the film definitely help in overlooking the minor flaws in other segments and Chimbu Devan has definitely made a strong comeback after his forgettable previous outing.
On a whole: Kasara Tabara is an appreciable experimental attempt. Despite some issues, it can be given a watch for experiencing something different.