Kaadhal was one of the few movies that I enjoyed last year. Except for the quick not-so-realistic ending, the movie had wonderful sequences and a worthy cast. Now Balaji Shakthivel’s Love (Kaadhal) goes to Times-London Film Festival in the World Cinema category. This is a non-competitive category and they don’t give Oscars here, which is a relief. It’s only for such film festivals we should be sending our ‘good’ films. Even if we were to send atleast one film a year, like this, its an achievement.
Rediff India writes on Kaadhal –
The latest achievement for this little film is its selection to the non-competitive, ‘World Cinema’ section of the prestigious Times-London Film Festival which starts on October 19. The London film festival’s official book says, ‘Director Balaji Shaktivel has deftly adapted the formulae of Tamil commercial cinema to combine with graphic realism, unadulterated joy and seismic action sequences, spun together with some wildcard editing and sparkling photography.’