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The dramatic moments in Shree Karthick’s time travel is brilliant.
Director: Shree Karthick
Cast: Sharwanand, Amala Akkineni, Ritu Varma, Ramesh Tilak, Sathish
The protagonists are three friends: Aadhi (Sharwanand), a poor musician who is still grieving the death of his mother; Pandi (Ramesh Thilak), who feels inferior since he dropped out of school; and Kadhir (Sathish), who feels guilty over not pursuing a high school romance. They jump at the opportunity to improve their life by going back and doing things differently when they were younger.
When compared to Hollywood time travel flicks or Tamil films like Suriya’s 24 or Vishnu Vishal’s Indru Nettru Naalai, Kanam stands out for providing this genre a distinct touch. The sweet relationship between the mother and her kid is the film’s spirit. The scenes involving Amala and Sharwanand are extremely heartbreaking.

After meeting a reclusive scientist named Paul (Nasser), who promises to transport them back in time 20 years in exchange for a favour, three friends named Aadhi (Sharwanand), Pandi (Ramesh Tilak), and Kadhir (Sathish) are given a second shot at life. For Aadhi, a guy who has had a hard time getting over his mother’s death, this is a no-brainer (Amala Akkineni). The death of Aadhi’s mother was a tragic loss for him, and he wishes he could change the past to prevent it. The film takes a humorous approach, but it does not trivialise Pandi and Kadhir’s causes: Pandi wants his younger self to prioritise school so he doesn’t become a real estate broker, while Kadhir wants to travel back in time and win over a former classmate. These missions have the same transformative power on them that Aadhi’s had on him.

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Kanam gives you a soft blanket, lets you bask in its well-written warm and fuzzy moments, and then continues to convey a heartbreaking narrative of a mother and a boy. The film’s reliance on dramatic moments pays off well.
It’s not the first time we’ve heard a narrative with a heavy emphasis on emotion, and like many others, the melodrama may be a little much at times. Nonetheless, the film’s score and performances help lift the script, and you’ll find yourself so enthralled that you’ll overlook its weaknesses for the most part. There’s also no telling how someone will feel upon seeing their high school self again, or upon seeing their deceased mother for the first time in twenty years. For Aadhi, memorable moments are those in which he can enjoy the flavour of his mother’s food again.

Amala does a fantastic job. Kanam’s heart is the love shared by a mother and her son, and the moments between Amala and Sharwanand may be both beautiful and heartbreaking. Let us consider the moment in which the mother recalls the first time she heard her son sing. In an effort to keep the viewer’s attention only on the feelings elicited by the frames, language, and acting, the film makes no use of gimmick or dramatic shots. Aadhi’s girlfriend Vaishnavi, played by Ritu Varma, doesn’t have a tonne of screen time but ends up being crucial to the plot.

Shree Karthick makes a wonderful first impression with Kanam. He’s made a captivating movie, and he even gave his favourite actor some love (in endearing ways, like making their cameos integral to the plot). It is the most heartfelt memorial to his mother’s memory.

The mother-child relationship, which is so endearing, is what gives “Kanam” its spirit.
Kanam is now running in theatres.

Rating: 3.5/5