One film that has been making noise on social media in current days is Dhanush’s “Karnan”, which hit the screens in Tamilnadu final month and gained essential and industrial success.
Presently, “Karnan” is streaming on Amazon Prime.
Brilliantly directed by Mari Selvaraj, “Karnan” is all concerning the revolt in opposition to the oppressor by the oppressed, however it goes past the floor and goes deeper into the exploitation of caste.
In a way it’s Mari Selvaraj’s “RRR” – resist (the injustices), revolt (in opposition to the oppressive system) and are available on.
The movie is wealthy in metaphors, legendary references. Within the ‘Mahabharata’ Karna, the son of Kunti and Surya, sides with Kaurva’s. On this film, Karnan, performed by Dhanush, can be a warrior who can deal with a sword.
In Mahabharat’s Kurukshetra, the battle was about Pandavas preventing the Kauravas for his or her land. Right here Karna fights for his village.
The hamlet wherein he lives is a wasteland. A few years in the past, Dalits settled in Podiyamkulam within the southern a part of Tamilnadu. However the settlement will not be acknowledged as a village by the federal government, the residents have lengthy demanded a bus cease in entrance of their hamlet.
Melur, a village proper in entrance of this hamlet, has a bus cease and the villagers of Melur (clearly the upper caste individuals) deal with the individuals of Podiyamkulam badly and humiliate them.
Karna, boiling with anger, is Podiyamkulam’s savior, he lastly rebels.
As a plot, it could seem to be a well-known story of rise up in opposition to oppression. However the magnificence lies in Mari Selvaraj’s arduous story, layered with subtext.
The primary half of the film focuses on village life, common scenes, it’s the second half that has some nice moments. It’s a slow-paced film, and it captivates you to the tip.
Dhanush has put in one other nice efficiency. He switches effortlessly into the character. Lal additionally comes with a compelling act. The movie has many haunting photos.
Backside-line: Take a look at it. Karnan is a really poignant movie that’s aided by excellent performances.