Kadina Kadoramee Andakadaham is a film that talks about an emotionally turbulent phase in a young man’s life when he was amid a series of issues. The movie’s second half is where all the drama unfolds. Even though the flow of the script isn’t that fluid, the performances enhance the depth of the moments to make it a watchable film with discrete moments that connects with you emotionally. SPOILER ALERT! Since they haven’t revealed a key incident in the trailer, the rest of the review will have some spoilers.
Bachu, aka Basheerudhin, a young man from Kozhikode who runs various businesses to earn a living, is our main protagonist. As Corona was at its peak, the businesses faced a difficult time. At that point, Bachu decided to try his hand at the business of surgical masks. But things didn’t go that smoothly for Bechu, and to make things worse, his father, who was in Qatar, died. We see how Bachu faced this challenging time in front of him in Kadina Kadoramee Andakadaham.
The two halves of this movie have different tones altogether. If the first half was like an entrepreneurial struggle, the second half is an emotionally rich family drama. The second half, where Bachu deals with his father’s death, achieves depth, and it almost makes the entire first half and its numerous events inconsequential to the plot. As much as you would want to root for Bachu and his family for the difficulties they are facing in getting his father’s body, there is this rude bashing on how the authorities worked during those testing times. If writer Harshad had treated that whataboutery-based mob justice attitude in a more responsible way, I think the movie would have been better documentation about the Covid times.
Basil Joseph as Bachu was a real surprise for me. He has been doing lead roles in recent releases, and almost all of them had a texture of humor in them. But here he was doing this role of a young dude who wasn’t that casual about life. In the second half, when things really go out of Bachu’s hands, the performance from Basil was just brilliant. I hope he finds variations in the future for similar characters. Swathi Das Prabhu, as that close aide and best friend of Bachu, was good in his role. Binu Pappu, in the Kozhikode slang, was in his comfort zone and delivered a very convincing performance. Sreeja Ravi as the mother and Fara Shibla as the sister were perfect. Indrans, as the veteran guy in the neighborhood, portrayed that role beautifully. Jaffar Idukki, Sudheesh, Parvathy Krishna, Nirmal Palazhi, etc., are the other major names in the cast.
Muhashin, in his debut venture, has opted for a story rooted in emotions rather than shocks or twists. In the first half, the making and the writing have this relaxed tone as the intention is to familiarize us with the attitude of Bachu. The setbacks that Bachu faces are predictable, as we have seen similar stuff in many other films. When the story shifts to the death of Bachu’s father, the task in front of the hero is a bit too herculean. But the good thing about the script is that instead of making the hero a muscle force, they show us how he reacted to the various helpless phases in that event. Even the “happy” twist in the climax looked practical rather than cinematic liberty. Govind Vasantha’s background score had a significant role in maintaining the emotional quotient.
Kadina Kadoramee Andakadaham is not a consistently engaging film with a smooth progression. But the second half and the raw human emotions in that portion of the film have that touching depth to make you empathize with the characters. With a reasonably okay screenplay getting support from a talented pool of actors, Kadina Kadoramee Andakadaham is a watchable emotional drama.
With a reasonably okay screenplay getting support from a talented pool of actors, Kadina Kadoramee Andakadaham is a watchable emotional drama.
Green: Recommended Content
Orange: The In-Between Ones
Red: Not Recommended