Time and again the directors have taken their liking towards the rich girl poor boy concept of storytelling. The opposing backgrounds, the strong love, different scenarios, sentiments, action and emotions have all been the elements of this storytelling. However, this dated storytelling is not the easy type since one wrong handling could result in a disaster. The movie that has hit the screens recently, Kozhi Koovuthu, follows the same way of storytelling, but seems to have trouble in some elements of the concept, which has worked against the hope of the filmmakers.
Kozhi Koovuthu is set in a village background with the character Kumaresan (Ashok) playing the lead role. Kumaresan earns his living by selling chicken in his village. Thulasi (Shija Rose) is the daughter of the rich landlord of the village. They meet together once and they fall in love. Now, both of them want to live their lives together, but their societal status is against them. The family members, especially, Thulasi’s uncle (Bose Venkat) are the main source trouble for the lovers. Can Kumaresan and Thulasi join hands together for a happy life despite all the hindrances?
Showing difference in the elements of film-making is the new way of Tamil cinema, which seems to be working with both audiences who watch movies in multiplexes and audiences who watch it in B and C centers. Such a difference is not seen in any of the elements in Kozhi Koovuthu, which seems to be disappointing the movie watchers.
The screenplay does not help the director’s wish in any way and the actors too show no brilliance with their screen presence. Actor Ashok who was seen playing lead roles in movies like Muruga and Pudichirukku now needs another good movie to establish his career as an actor.
Here is the verdict. The love chicken is not worth the money you pay for it.