Director: Pandiraj
Casts: Vimal, Siva Karthigeyan, Bindhu Madhavi, Regina
Yuvan Shankar Raja
Language: Tamil
Genre: Comedy
Pandiraj is sure a talented filmmaker in Tamil cinema, whom has a clean track record with small-scale realistic films, which always have a right mixture of situational comedies, interweaved convincingly. But this time he has decided to give us a full-fledged comedy with his two protégés he have introduced with his films previously (Vimal and Sivakarthigeyan). With promo songs and trailers clicking well with the audience, Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga (KBKR) has garnered a positive pre talks. So does the film keeps up to its heavy marketing gestures?

Theni Kesavan (Vimal) and Pattai Murugan (Sivakarthigeyan) are childhood buddies who roam around unemployed, aspiring to be local councillor in a sole intention to earn money. In midst of this aimless lifestyle, enters Pappa (Regina) and Mithra (Bindhu Madhavi) who gives a romantic turn to the story. As the film sways through this merry routine, Kesavan and Murugan’s political ambitions gets tested and how they solve it to wed their respective lovers forms the crux of the story.

Story Screenplay
From the day this film was announced, Pandiraj has clearly stated that KBKR will be a complete comedic entertainer with a message. It will never be an over rated statement to state that Pandiraj have kept his promise by delivering a perfect family entertainer for the summer.

The main strength of the film is its screenplay and dialogues that are coated with razor sharp sarcasm. Portraying reality has always been Pandiraj’s forte and he does it very well through his characters. The witty one-liners uttered by anyone in the film works big time and the way the each character is etched out is noteworthy. The romantic tracks are believable, especially the ones between Siva and Regina. The cheeky romance that flows through with ample of sarcasm is thoroughly enjoyable. Even though Vimal-Bindhu is a tad too artificial, the uniqueness is praiseworthy.

The film also comically highlights the current political trends and touches upon certain truth behind the natures of election. In addition, Pandiraj also dwells around his story by seminally focussing on constrains faced by the middle class and yet how they are still able to live a peaceful life.

However, the serious shift at the third act is quite abrupt even though the message delivered at the climax is heart warming.  Moreover, the film also meanders around aimlessly at parts but never fails to entertain even at the stagnant patches of the screenplay.

In overall, a remarkably written comedy that sustains the audiences claps from start to finish.

Casting & Performance
Vimal and Sivakarthigeyan’s combination works big time with the two actors competitively rendering out their characters with charm and spirit. Especially Siva’s mimicry skills and comic timing gets utilized perfectly has never before. There is no doubt that this film will boost his marketability to another stage.

Suri is almost like another main lead in this film as he compliments their antics with his terrific comic timing. Certainly KBKR announces a sound arrival of this talent into the big leagues of comedian.

Regina as shines with her relatable character and non-filmiface. Bindhu as mithra also gives a controlled yet a remarkable performance.

Other supporting casts such as Delhi Ganesh, Muthurman, Sujatha and Manoj have come up with a hard-hitting, impressive performance.

In overall, Pandiraj have tried to extract the best out his talented casts and have succeeded.

Other than apt casting and strong dialogues, Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga also has a good technical team which have aided the to package it brightly.

Cinematographer Vijay who have shot this film with digital RED camera gives the story a colourful tone to the existing chirpy nature of the film. Editor, Siva has cut the film with such a good rhythm to elevate the comedic scenes further.

Yuvan’s BGM, complements well with the nature of the film. ‘Oru Poramboku’ and ‘Konjum Killi’ shines from the album and also have been well shot, not forgetting the dance choreographer, Dinesh who played a pivotal part in executing the songs with such energy.

In overall, a Pandiraj have grasped his technical team well and the results show extensively.

Despite few glitches, Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga works big time, thanks to the apt casting and Pandiraj’s rib tickling dialogues interweaved with a heart-warming message.  

Verdict: Wholesome family entertainer
Rating:  3.5/5


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