Wasn't Baba better?
Cast: Pasupathy, Meena, Rajinikanth
Kuselan proves yet again that a film need not be good if it has the best technicians and actors. Re-make of a Malayalam classic, Kuselan has nothing to offer except the face of the Super Star (SS). What should have been an emotional drama of a poor man, who happens to be the friend of SS, turns out to be the trailer of an enigma called Rajini.
Pasupathy is a struggling barber, who was the best friend of the SS in his school days. What happens after the SS comes for shooting to his town forms the crux of the story.
Uniqueness is the forte of Kuselan: People who don't have food to eat, wear brand new dresses; houses and even ground-well made of cardboard; women only interested in showing their assets; children mocking their father and asking him how he can be happy in spite of being a loser; mothers running Christian institutions defaming their religion by being interested in money and fame; a film crew supposedly shooting for a film named 'Kuselan' only shoots 'Annamalai part-2' and 'Chandramuki part-2'; dolphins swimming in the river of a tropical country.
Thank goodness Vasu didn't make Rajnikanth play himself, because the real SS doesn't wear 2-inch make up or poor wig which shows off badly even while relaxing or speak such poor lines in his real life.
Coming to the technical department, DI brings in artificial coloring to the film. Arvind does a decent job with the camera except for the scenes with Nayanthara. Except 'Om Zaarare', Prakash disappoints. Sets, special effects and CG are a big let down. Saravana does a neat job in editing though. Acting department isn’t worth mentioning.
On the whole, a forgettable movie experience.