CV Kumar’s films are always known for unique concept and flawless execution except for Sarabham, which had faced a lot of brickbats and also bit dust the box office. Now, for the second time another film of CV Kumar is a complete boredom and lacks the enthralling factor, which we normally get to see in the producer’s film. Yes, ‘144’ is definitely not the CV Kumar film which you want to see on big screen.
Interestingly ‘144’ starts really well and builds smartly till intermission. The con heist plan and executions are intelligent, although the first half too filled with a lot of hiccups. But after intermission, the film completely falls down and there is no high point in the second half.
At one point of time, we seriously pray that they put the end the card so that we can leave the theater. Yes, the climax was such a pain (you known what) and audiences can’t sit through the whole film.
The thing is ‘144’ director Manikandan fails to capitalize the momentum and he often repeated the mannerisms and characterizations of actor, which in turn has turned out to be a complete yawn fest.
I’m not saying that ‘144’ is not watchable, you can watch it till intermission but after that you might curse yourself for buying the tickets.