Madhavan is an innocent young man who runs a grocery store in his village. He leads a contented family life by keeping himself away from problems. However, some unexpected events bring about drastic changes in him. The following events in Madhavan’s life plot the rest of the story.
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Story: The film is about two men who lead completely different lives but eventually end up confronting each other.
is a tale of conflict, the proverbial collision between the weak and the strong, the good and evil. In
, the conflict is pre-destined with fate playing along with the instincts of the characters Peringodan Narayanan (Murali Gopy) and Madhavan (Indrajith).
Peringodan is a don who dabbles in astrology. He keeps a collection of horoscopes of people whom he thinks could endanger his life. Madhavan, a naive shopkeeper becomes a witness as Peringodan murders one of his foes and their paths cross. A conflict ensues which goes through the progression of a man from a weakling into a warrior and the play of fate which makes seemingly invincible persons look vulnerable in sudden flashes.
does offer riveting moments, but rarely. It is undone by a script that goes plainly uni-dimensional. The conflict often lacks intensity, the progression seems routine and the film slips into mundanely staged sequences that eventually run up to the ultimate face-off between the lead characters. The recurring presence of a revolver which tends to symbolise fate later becomes a tedious presence.
The lone exceptions are the lead characters. Murali Gopy kindles a sinister glint while playing Peringodan Narayanan and his utterings
have the cold tenor of a seasoned killer. Indrajith slips into the role of a diminished man for a while, a meek shop-keeper who cowers at
the sight of a gory murder. Later he graduates well, elevating his character to the realm from where he commands complete interest.
even throws up moments where a gifted story-teller like Jeyamohan seems doubtful of his own plot, something that hinders the
'Kaanchi' wavers and wanders this way and that and it's a shame really, considering you have got two of the best actors in town in your team. Frenzied and overwrought, it sounds and feels like a sensory overload that threatens to spill over any moment.