Are you ballsy enough to share my misery?
Karuppan seems to be made almost with the same sort of languor that you imagine village life to be. Fair enough, the film’s about a family in the village, after all. This indolence in story development would be unbearable in a bad film. But Karuppan has heart… and Vijay Sethupathi. In one scene, you…
The villain, Sodalai (SJ Suryah, who is joyously mental in the film and its main attraction), seems inspired by The Joker. He’s constantly cackling, and the relish with which he observes people who wail is an idea for the ages.
I sunk deeper into my seat, hoping nobody would recognise me in the theatre.
Sure, initially, I found it rather difficult to realise rather discomfitingly that I couldn’t utter a single word to my companion. After all, as Rajini says in Baasha, “Indian, pesalanaa sethuduvaan.”