Kaduva Movie Review: People who speak Telugu don’t need to be told about Prithiviraj Sukumaran because his most recent movie, Kaduva, came out in Telugu on July 7, 2022, with the same name as the English version. This time, Prithviraj Sukumaran tried to make a straight-up commercial entertainer with Kaduva. Let’s jump right in and see if it’s worth your time to see if it lives up to the hype.
As Joseph Chandy (Vivek Oberoi), a high-ranking police officer in Kerala, faces off against Kuruvachan (Prithviraj Sukumaran), a rubber planter, their rivalry gets more personal. The rest of the story is about how this rivalry affected Kuruvachan’s wife Elsar (Samyuktha Menon) and how Chandy’s family was affected by it.
Cast & Crew
Jinu V Abhroham wrote and directed it. It stars Prithviraj Sukumaran, Samyuktha Menon, Vivek Oberoi, and others. Jakes Bejoy wrote the music for the movie, which was shot by Abinandhan Ramanujam. Supriya Menon and Listin Stephen produced the movie under the name Prithviraj Productions & Magic Frames.
|Music Director||Jakes Bejoy|
|Producer||Supriya Menon & Listin Stephen|
|Cast||Prithviraj Sukumaran, Samyuktha Menon, Vivek Oberoi|
Prithviraj Sukumaran also said that we missed the cheers and whistles during the whole movie, and he wants to bring them back, which is definitely what is happening in the theatres.
Kaduva takes place in the 1990s, but it doesn’t feel like a movie from that time because the plot is so simple: it’s about two men’s egos. Still, there are a lot of commercial parts in the movie that will keep people interested. To be fair, Shaji Kailas spent the first half of his movie setting up his hero’s world and the second half on how they compete with each other. But we should give the director credit for balancing the rivalry with real-world emotions, like how it hurts both families. The climax of the movie is well-planned and well-executed, so it deserves special attention. On the other hand, the Telugu dubbing could have been better, as is usually the case with dubbed movies. We hope that moving forward, producers will pay more attention to the dubbing process.
When it comes to the performances, Prithviraj Sukumaran as Kuruvachan is simply brilliant. We can’t say enough good things about his acting. Most recently, he mesmerized audiences with his work in Jana Gana Mana and Kaduva, giving the film exactly what it needed. Vivek Oberoi is brilliant as usual, impressing with his subtle performance. This is the second film with Prithviraj after Lucifer. Samyuktha Menon has less room
Because Shaji Kailas knew how the public felt, he was able to keep their attention by putting the commercials in the right places on the screen.
Aside from Jakes Bejoy’s great score and the rest of the technical crew, Kaduva looks great thanks to Abinandhan Ramanujam’s beautiful cinematography and great visual effects.
Lastly, if you like commercial entertainment, Kaduva is a great movie to see in a theatre.