Prasanth and Kausalya in "Aasaiyil Or Kadidham"Movie Name: Asaiyil Oru Kadidham
Stars: Prashant, Kausalya, Anand, Vivek & others

Music: Deva
Director: Selva

Released: December 1999
Reviewer: Ram Murali

Rating: 2-1/2 stars

Tamil Cinema has witnessed numerous movies based on suspicion. Aasaiyil Oru Kadidham falls in that category. For Kousalya, this is a role of a lifetime and she performs brilliantly.

Prashant meets Kousalya at a bus stand and instantly falls in love. But she happens to be the girl about to marry his friend Anand. Not knowing this, he gives her a love letter but later apologizes for his mistake. Anand and his father torture Kousalya continuously after her wedding. In the meantime, Chandhini, the daughter of a don, is in love with Prashant, leading to stunts and fights which test our patience. Kousalya's father, Vijayakumar too believes Anand's words, leading to a powerful climax.

Kousalya is excellent as the wife caught helplessly between her husband and her father-in-law who don't trust her. She performs exceptionally in the scene where Anand asks her to eat first to ensure that there is no poison in the food. Her dialogue delivery and face expressions are extraordinary in the climax. Anand does well as the villain. Prashant is pretty much lost in the proceedings and is not convincing in the serious scenes. The comedy track of Vivek, Dhamu and Vaiyapuri is hilarious and is one of the highlights. Deva's music is a strain on one's ears. Though the movie has some novel appealing situations, its lack of focus on the central theme leads to boredom at times.

Ram Murali

Original Photograph (Asaiyil Oru Kadidham): Thanks to Cinema Express
Photograph scanned & reworked by: Sandya