There are many movies that had thrown light on how corporates and governments are trying to destroy natural resources, especially forests.
Kadamban is one such film, however this is on a grand scale and a lot of hardwork has gone in to the flick to bring out the actual amount of destruction caused to the forests.
Arya is a tribal who cherishes nature and protests the forest. Trouble starts when Deepraj Rana along with his brothers plan to mine the mountains for the alkaline metals and try to move the tribals out of the place.
They initially hold conversation with the tribals. After failing they try to use force to take over the mountain.
Arya carries the entire story on his shoulder which is justified by his beefed up look. There are some breathtaking stunt sequences especially the fight with the Hyenas and running along with the elephants is a visual treat.
Catherine Tresa has very little scope except for the song sequences. The main antagonist Deepraj Rana who is shown as a terrifying villain at the beginning is not able to sustain it till the last.
Director Raghavan has tried to present the human-nature conflict in a better way and has succeeded to some extent. There is still scope for improvement, however the director has conveyed the message strongly.
There are few hiccups here and there in the flick, however S R Sathishkumar’s cinematography that has captured the beauty of the Western Ghats makes the audience forget everything else.
BGM by Yuvan Shankar Raja stands out and is complimenting the story well.
Kadamban is a movie that would have been better with more effort in the screenplay.
Rating: 3/5 – Wild and bold