‘Kabadadaari’ movie review: A mildly-interesting police procedural

Sakthi is a visitors cop whose interest is to play chess. Early within the movie, he triumphs in a sport towards a child and says, “Oru sadhaarna sippai raja va adichittan (An atypical soldier has gained towards the king).”

In some ways, he himself is a pawn within the scheme of issues within the police division. His on a regular basis routine is unexciting: get up at 6am, do a few push-ups and report for responsibility close to visitors indicators and reprimand these using round with out helmets or licenses.

However Sakthi aspires to be rather more, and embroil himself within the relatively thrilling world of pursuing these indulging in larger crimes. His purpose is to be the cop who cracks unsolved mysteries, however in real-life, he’s however a pawn, with no kingdom to beat and no struggle to wage.


  • Solid: Sibiraj, Nandita Swetha, Jayaprakash, Nasser
  • Director: Pradeep Krishnamoorthy
  • Storyline: A visitors policeman will get concerned in cracking a prison case

Like Sakthi, Kumar (Jayaprakash) can be a pawn; because the editor of Lock Up Information, a newspaper that nobody actually reads, he’s additionally berefit of function. The 2 encounter one thing (a few skeletons are unintentionally found close to an space he’s monitoring) and shortly, their detective-like instincts kick in. Is there one thing greater than what meets the attention? Is there an outdated case that Sakthi can, lastly, hope to resolve?

‘Kabadadaari’ is the remake of Kannada movie ‘Kavaludaari’, which was acclaimed for its presentation. Very like the unique, the Tamil model too sticks to the core plotline. Fortunately, there aren’t any main masala add-ons. However ‘Kabadadaari’ does endure from a way of artificialness all through; within the performances, within the dialogue supply. When Sakthi talks with Swathi (Nandita Sweta, in a minor function), it’s temporary. When Sakthi interacts with Ramya (Suman Rangannathan, with a jarring efficiency), it’s simply chatter. All these come throughout as strains, not as dialog.

There’s pressure within the music (Simon King’s thumping background rating provides worth), however typically, it simply doesn’t present within the performances. Sibiraj has the construct and earnestness to play a cop, however doesn’t totally convey the simmering pressure he’s presupposed to.

Nevertheless, what aids director Pradeep Krishnamoorthy is the wealthy unique materials that he faucets into. A few sequences are staged nicely; the candy irony of a visitors scenario coming again to hang-out Sakthi performs out properly. It helps that there are two seasoned performers in Jayaprakash and Nasser to again him up. A few attention-grabbing revelations in direction of the climax can even enchantment, particularly to those that haven’t caught up on the unique.

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