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Not as dense or intense as the forest

This is for sure director Prabhu Solomon's comfort zone. A film close to nature & its elements has been his thing for close to a decade now. While the intention & cause the film sets out to address is noble, the lack of an engaging screenplay & narrative elements take him & the film down.(more)

Source: Meera Chithirapaavai , MovieCrow


Watch it for Rana's earnest performance

The film's major highlight is Rana and his earnest performance as Kaadan. We can see traces of Pithamagan Vikram in many places. His Tamil dubbing also sounds flawless. Vishnu Vishal comes as the selfish mahout and impresses us with his emotional breakdown scene in the pre-interval episode. Anant Ma...(more)

Source: Moviebuff, Sify.com


The jungle giants deserved better

The film has its moments. You can guess when an elephant will come in harm's way and yet, when it happens, it shakes you up. When a herd of elephants go in search of water, it's a desperate call for survival. One of the scenes from the final moments, which befits the Hindi title Haathi Mere Saathi, ...(more)

Source: Sangeetha Devi , The Hindu


Rana Daggubati's screen presence and the scenes involving elephants makes this a one-time watch.

Right from the word go, the film's engagement is impacted with cliches and one-note characters. There is a lot of potential to develop characters, especially the ones of Zoya Hussain and Shriya Pilgaonkar. Zoya Hussain is earnest as a woman protecting the people of the forest. She is branded as a te...(more)

Source: Editorial Board, Behindwoods.com


Earnest storytelling keeps Kaadan engaging

Prabu Solomon is more interested in telling us a story. It is only in the climax that the filmmaker starts to sermonise, which feels unnecessary given that we get the movie's 'message' even without the need for any underscoring. But the earnestness in the storytelling keeps the film afloat, making ...(more)

Source: M Suganth, Times Of India