Kandukondain Kandukondain,directed by Rajiv Menon, comes
across as a refreshing change from the formulaic films churned out by Bollywood
week after week. The film, a major improvement over his previous film Sapnay,
looks at the trials and tribulations of a family consisting of a mother and
three daughters and about the men who walk into the lives of the elder two girls
of marriageable age. In a cruel interplay of destiny and betrayal, the family
stripped of their house and belongings sets out to the city to build a new life.
How they eventually find success and love and learn to live a life of dignity is
what the film is all about.
The film works quite well even if some of the problems faced by the characters
and their solutions appear a little too pat and predictable like Tabu solving
the computer programming glitch in the office and immediately being promoted.
The contrast between the two elder sisters - the elder one (Tabu) sober and
cautious, the younger one (Aishwarya) vivacious and passionate is well... [ More ]