Karnan begins with the scene of a girl no more than ten years old who gets into a fatal accident on the way. No one came to save him, and he stopped moving after a while. If he’s lying there quietly, you can see a bus approaching whose driver is not paying attention to the girl lying on the road, or so you think. And you know that in no time, he will be going right under the wheel of the bus.
They watched the scene in horror until it finally happened.
The bus passes it and then another bus. This repeatedly happened when no one stopped to help the girl. The girl on the main street is a metaphor. As a street dog, he remained alone on the road, as if his youth life had no value. The intense emotions that the first scene evokes in you only get stronger when you see the community of people becoming inhuman.
It’s no use talking about the Carnan conspiracy. It isn’t very ethical to measure this film in terms of the story and whether you agree with the story’s logic. Must experience this film emotionally and visually. It estimates the generation of the suffering of people who have experienced indescribable cruelty because they belonged to the caste hierarchy. For example, maintaining self-esteem is suicide. Human rights demands are similar to village-wide death demands.
A senior policeman extorted blood only because his pride was injured when the village head refused to remove the towel from his head. He also didn’t like that the people in the village didn’t bow to him and looked him in the eye. And he didn’t care about the villagers’ vandalism. He would only let it slide if the villagers bowed to him. We read and watch news about caste-based violence and get on with our comfortable lives. But Karnan won’t allow you to do that. This film will draw you in and show you what a badly persecuted community is going through. It is really hard to imagine it that how people in real life do not and continue to endure such tragedies far from us.
Director Karnan Mari Selvaraj is a revolutionary.
Unlike Pariyerum Perumal, he does not tolerate humiliation. Karnan was not afraid and reacted very much to our satisfaction when necessary. We saw Danush’s Karnan explode in anger and attack public property. But you’re not mad at him for destroying taxpayer-funded property. Instead, you understand his anger and see the futility of qualities that don’t help those in need. What they do is add to the already arrogant pride of those in power and give them a complex superiority to harass those less fortunate.
Karnan is an excellent film too. Cinematography Teni Eswar depicts the struggles of the villagers and their savior, Karnan. This film has many beautiful images that will have a significant impact on you. And the results of Santhosh Narayanan, especially the depiction of Kandaa Vara Sollunga, are stunning to look at.
Dhanush left behind his immense strength and had accepted the inconspicuous traits of his character with great conviction. He puts on the show as an angry young man who can no longer sacrifice his pride to live. Lal, Rajisha Vijayan, Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli, Yogi Babu, Gouri G. Kishan, all the little ones, all adults dogs, horses, and even the donkey will impress you.
Must experience this film emotionally and visually. It estimates generations of suffering people who have faced indescribable cruelty because of their place in the caste hierarchy.