Reviewer's Summary - Below Average|
Actors: Vishal, Meera Jasmine, Siddique Lal, Raj Kiran, Raja
Director: N Lingusamy
Producer: Vikram Krishna
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Story & Screenplay: N Lingusamy
Dialogs: S.Rama Krishnan
Sanda Kozhi is the kind of movie that makes us want to unleash Charles Bronson on its makers.
Bereft of an interesting story or good songs, Sanda Kozhi lurches from one fight scene to another. More like one inept fight scene to another.
Balu (Vishal) and Karthik (Raja) are college buddies, who have just finished their exams. Balu accompanies Karthik to his home in Chidambaram. During his brief stay in Chidambaram, he finds a warm welcome from Karthik's family and friends.
Balu also finds Karthik's sister Hema (Meera Jasmine) to be very refreshing. The unlady-like, movie crazy, spunky girl has a ready retort for anything.
But one jarring note disturbs Balu's stay in Chidambaram when he witnesses a murder committed by a local rowdy called Kasi (Siddique Lal). Apparently, Kasi and his henchmen have been playing havoc in Chidambaram for a long time with none daring to stop his bloody ways.
On his way back home to Madurai, Balu runs into Kasi in the process of attacking another person. This time, Balu steps in and thrashes Kasi blue and black. A humiliated Kasi vows revenge on Balu at any cost.
The rest of this inane movie is an account of Kasi's frenetic attempts to avenge his humiliation and kill Balu.
The songs are as mediocre as the rest of this film.
To their credit, Vishal and Meera Jasmine throw in strong performances in their respective roles but cannot lift the movie above the limitations imposed by the story.
Raj Kiran is effective as Durai, Balu's father.
Agreed, fight scenes (like songs) are an inescapable part of Indian films, be it Bollywood or Kollywood. But do they always have to be handled crudely with nary a thought for finesse or realism?
Our only lingering memory of Sanda Kozhi was the sickle, the killing weapon used by Kasi.
Apparently, the movie was filmed at Karaikudi, Madurai and some rural settings. - Copyright SearchIndia.com.