Varun is a visually challenged entrepreneur who owns a restaurant. His friend Sadhana, harbours feelings for him, but Varun’s acquaintance Deepa who is in a financial distress turns out to be the recipient of his love. All that comes crashing down as Varun meets with an accident and loses contact with Deepa for weeks as he also undergoes surgery to restore his vision. A renewed Varun is unable to track down Deepa and succumbs to the persistence of Sadhana and gets engaged to her, but unexpected information regarding Deepa and her dire situation sends his life into turmoil!
Running Time:
120 min
Release date:
26 January 2017
Directed by:
Rohin Venkatesan
Produced by:
C. V. Kumar
Written by:
Rohin Venkatesan
Janani Iyer
Sanya Malhotra
Bala Saravanan
Sanjay Jayaraman
Music by:
Shot by:
Ravivarman Neelamegam
Editing by:
Leo John Paul
Distributed by:
Thirukumaran Entertainment

What’s Hot

  • The character Deepa, sets the tempo for the narrative right from the start and gains more prominence in the latter half as well. Sshivada justice to the character with her charming looks and fierce attitude even though it looked a bit forced. Janani Iyer, Abishek Joseph George and Bala Saravanan provide ample support to engage the audience.
  • The costumes designed for Kalaiyarasan, Janani and Sshivada are wonderful and a treat to watch, especially those for the ladies that impart the classy look their characters demand and enhance their pretty looks on screen.
  • The cinematography excels in the numerous scenes filmed in low light while the higher number of close-up shots are indicative of the professional acumen needed to portray the facial reactions of the characters as they respond to situations.
  • Ghibran’s compositions are usually known to stand out from his counterparts’ and this album is no exception. The “Thandhiraa…” song is a neatly composed melody which is quite catchy. The song is also utilized in a rather unconventional situation which makes it more enjoyable, just like the background score makes its presence a welcome one throughout the movie.

What’s Not

  • Though there is no denying the fact that the movie had all the ingredients to make a taut thriller, the lack of a convictive performance from the protagonist who struggles to command screen presence makes it just a an ordinary fare with suspenseful moments that don’t create the desired impact.
  • The story, characters and events that punctuate the screenplay draw comparisons with quite a few indigenous thrillers, but fails to break away from the lot with a lack of wow moments or an USP in its favour.




Verdict Stamp

'Adhe Kangal' has the perfect canvas and subject to create an intriguing and taut thriller, but falls short of its destiny courtesy a protagonist sans presence and an admirable story sans impact. Even strong characterisations and the brilliance of the technical team cannot revive this blurry attempt!