Verdict: Jyothika wins your heart with a powerful performance.
Kaatrin Mozhi, one of the highly anticipated films this year, has been written and directed by Radha Mohan and stars Jyothika. It is a remake of the Bollywood film ‘Tumhari Sulu’ featuring Vidya Balan. Kaatrin Mozhi also includes Vidhaarth, Lakshmi Manchu, M.S Bhasker, Yogi Babu and Mayilswamy in supporting roles and a surprise cameo.
What’s Kaatrin Mozhi About:
The drama is centered around Vijayalakshmi Balakrishnan aka Viji (Jyothika Saravanan), a housewife who has dreams of being a working self-sustainable woman. Being proactive as she is, Viji tries to seize every opportunity to land a decent job and to prove to her family that despite failing class 12, she can make it big on her own. Viji’s life solely revolves around her husband Balu (Vidhaarth) and her little son.
While waiting in line to pay her bills, Viji makes a desperate call to a radio station Hello FM and enters a contest to kill some time. She eventually wins the contest and goes to the Hello FM HQ to collect her prize. At the radio station, she meets the head Maria (Lakshmi Manchu) who helps her land a job as an RJ for a late-night radio show where Viji has to offer some words of wisdom and advice to callers. Her job gives her great personal satisfaction and a sense of achievement but at the cost of spending less time with her beloved family.
The director has neatly explained every character and their relationship with Viji. The plot of Kaatrin Mozhi is well defined and the story progresses smoothly. Jyothika does a spectacular role in portraying a bubbly and energetic woman and Vidhaarth’s chemistry with Jyothika is a treat to watch. The comedy numbers by Mayilswamy, Yogi Babu and M.S Bhasker give us plenty of moments of uncontrollable laughter.
What Could’ve Been Better:
The music numbers aren’t very, catchy which was slightly disappointing.
Why You Should Watch:
Kaatrin Mozhi ticks all the right boxes and showcases the brilliant acting skills of Jyothika. This film has all the qualities of a comedy-drama and will surely take you on an emotional roller-coaster ride. It encourages women rights and talks about how some older traditions are orthodox and hinder women development in India. Kaatrin Mozhi is an engaging family entertainer, so make sure you catch it on the big screen with your family in theaters near you.