‘Kavalai Vendam’ film review: Comes with crass jokes, bad humour

Comedy about a couple who make an unusual marriage arrangement tries too hard to make you laugh

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Kavalai Vendam (Don’t Worry) is one of those films that you can watch with friends, laugh out loud and forget the moment you leave the cinema.

Divya (Kajal Aggarwal) is a modern young woman who is ready to tie the knot once again. While she shares this news with her friend, director Deekay takes viewers through her failed first marriage with childhood friend Arvind (Jiiva).

Arvind is the typical young man from most Tamil films — one who goes drinking with friends, is unemployed and is a womaniser. Despite knowing each other for a long time, Arvind and Divya are not meant to be together. They separate on the night of their wedding when Divya walks out on him over an argument.

She now meets him to sign the divorce papers. Arvind agrees to sign them on one condition — Divya must be his wife for one week.

The characters are loosely written and the screenplay does little to make viewers feel for the lead characters’ woes, since Deekay spends most of the movie trying to making the audience laugh. With RJ Balaji and Bala Saravanan playing Arvind’s friends, there is humour galore. If crotch kicking, toilet humour and sexual innuendos are up your alley, then kavalai vendam, I mean don’t worry, there are enough laugh aloud moments.

What stays in the mind after the curtains go down is cinematographer Abhinandan Ramanujam’s frames. Capturing Coonoor in her heavenly moods, Ramanujam’s work is impressive.

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