C/O Kaadhala Review: Directed by Hemambar Jasti The Film Is Heartwarming, If Somewhat Contrived

C/O Kaadhala brings you so close to the characters you feel their pain and anxiety and you root for their right to love no matter what their age.

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C/O Kaadhala Review: Directed by Hemambar Jasti The Film Is Heartwarming, If Somewhat Contrived
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By the end of the 2 hour-plus films about four star-crossed love-couple grappling with social strictures and emotional sleeping dogs, all but one of the stories comes to a tragic end. And there’s a good reason for why that one love saga survives. I can’t reveal the reason. Suffice it to say, C/O Kaadhal crosses all the dramatic highs and lows in the plot with confident steps, giving to four generations of couples a heap of hope and happiness before snatching it away in all but one instance.

Set in a small sleepy town in Tamil Nadu buzzing with gossipy busybodies, C/O Kaadhal is a joyful experience, perhaps more so if you haven’t seen the original 2018 Telugu film C/o Kancharapalem. My favourite love story in C/O Kaadhal is the one between the upright affable peon Palini (Deepan) and his new boss Radha (Sonia Giri). He is 49 and she is in her mid-40s. Can they dare to overcome the hurdles and confront the frowns? This story has some truly credible acting by Deepan and you can’t help but care for these two middle-aged anxious people in love. Radha’s daughter’s “interview” with her mother’s prospective husband is a gem of an encounter.

In fact, the film brings you so close to the characters you feel their pain and anxiety and you root for their right to love no matter what their age. Velu (Nishesh) is just 12. But the intensity of his feelings for his classmate Sunitha (Wetha) is palpable. Velu’s heartbreak is heartbreaking, as is his disillusionment with  God that leads to an unforeseen tragedy in his young life.

By the time the anthology ends two of the protagonists are dead and a third, the father of the spirited Bhargavi (Ayra Palak) threatens to hang himself if she insists on marrying her Catholic ruffian-turned-white-collar lover Joseph (Karthik Rathnam). Here the touchy topic of conversion is sneaked into the plot. But no harm is done. The director maintains a tonal clarity in his narration that eschews all morbidity, confers every story with an understated nobility and grace.

I love Dhaadi (Vetri)’s love for the sex worker Salima (Mumtaz Sorcar). He follows the veiled woman who comes to his liquor story every evening for a pint, refuses to cohabit with a shared prostitute with his friends as he wants to keep himself clean for the love of his life. And when he finds out that Salima is a sex worker he quietly hands her a packet of condoms.

Is Dhaadi for real? Probably not. But then every pursuit of ideal love is by its very definition an unattainable goal. This wonderful four-storeyed film with some winsome performances gives us four couples in love who are so real and so honest in their feelings for their loved ones that you want to see them happy. Of course, things don’t go the way we hope. Love hurts. Thank God for that! Imagine if the pain and suffering of loving someone were taken away. Where would the pangs and aches of C/O Kaadhal go? 

Directed by  Hemambar Jasti, C/O Kaadhal gets 3 and a half stars! 





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Jennifer Lopez Is Touched By A Man's Viral Speech On Accepting Transgender Daughter; Writes 'Love Changes The World' Amidst Breakup Saga With Alex Rodriguez

Jennifer Lopez shared a viral speech of a man talking about accepting his transgender daughter and stated that love can change the world

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Jennifer Lopez Is Touched By A Man's Viral Speech On Accepting Transgender Daughter; Writes 'Love Changes The World' Amidst Breakup Saga With Alex Rodriguez
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez's relationship is currently the talk of the town as rumours have it that the two are parting ways. Though they issued a joint statement addressing the breakup rumours calling it false, fans are heartbroken to know that there are problems between the two. Amidst this, reports suggested that their kids are playing a pivotal role in keeping the couple together. Now, Jennifer has shared a viral video that demonstrates parents' love.

Jennifer Lopez shared a video of a man talking about his transgender daughter. The man in the video talks about how he initially forced his daughter to dress up like a boy and it impacted the child's behaviour. He also mentioned what changed his mind. In his speech, he says, "For years, I would not let my daughter wear girl clothes. I did not let her play with girl toys. I forced my daughter to wear boy clothes and get short haircuts and play on boys' sports teams." He narrated an incident that changed his outlook towards his transgender daughter.

He says, "She asked me if she went inside and put on boy clothes, could she then go across the street and play. And it was then that it hit me. My daughter was equating being good with being someone else. "I had gotten home from work, and my daughter and her brother were in the front lawn and she had sneaked on one of her older sister's play dresses. And they wanted to go across the street and play with the neighbor's kids ... I said no," further adding, " Jennifer Lopez shared this speech on her Instagram wall and stated that she was touched by it. Take a look at it here:


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Wedding Bells Ringing For Mouni Roy? Actress' Mother Meets Rumoured BF Suraj Nambiar's Parents At Mandira Bedi's Residence

If the latest reports are anything to go by, actress Mouni Roy's mother met Suraj Nambiar's parents at Mandira Bedi's residence and their wedding may be on cards

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Wedding Bells Ringing For Mouni Roy? Actress' Mother Meets Rumoured BF Suraj Nambiar's Parents At Mandira Bedi's Residence
For long it is being speculated that Mouni Roy is in love with a Dubai-based banker named Suraj Nambiar. Though she hasn't quite opened up about her personal life in media, her frequent visits to Dubai have added fuel to the fire. Now, if the latest reports are anything to go by, Mouni Roy's mother met her rumoured boyfriend Suraj Nambiar's parents at close friend Mandira Bedi's residence and that has paved way to the stories of their wedding.

As per a report in Times of India, Mouni's mother met Suraj's parents and everything went 'smoothly'. There may be a wedding on cards soon and her brother was also a part of this meeting, said the report. Earlier, Mouni had reportedly shared a picture with Suraj's parents on social media addressing them as Mom and Dad.

Although, in one of the earlier interview, she had also dismissed the stories of dating anyone when the rumours of her being in a relationship with Ayan Mukerji had hit headlines. She was quoted saying," People who matter know I'm single and it's not about the shortage of time because you can compartmentalise your life. But I need to meet the right person, I can't just pick someone and start dating. At the moment I'm grateful for this window (movies) that has opened in my life. I don't think I should throw it away by not giving my 100 percent to it."

On the work front, Mouni Roy will be seen in Brahmastra along with Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan and Nagarjuna.  




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