Production – Suresh Kamatchi
Movement – Venkat Prabhu
Music – Yuvan Shankar Raja
Editing – K.L. Praveen
Cinematography – Richard M. Nathan
Cast – Simbu, S.J. Surya, Kalyani Priyadarshan, Premji, Karunakaran,
S.A. Chandrasekhar, Y.G. Mahendran, Manoj
‘Conference’ Review …
The ‘conference’ is based on the science fiction story of staying in a time loop called Time Loop.
Abdul Kalik (Simbu), who is coming to Coimbatore to conduct a friend’s romantic wedding from Dubai, thwarts a plot by a minister (YG Mahendran) to assassinate the Chief Minister (SA Chandrasekhar).
It’s very easy to tell this story in one line, but it’s amazing to have it told as a screenplay in a Time Loop setting.
Director Venkat Prabhu has threatened how to tell the Time Loop storyline in Tamil, which is only understood by Hollywood movie fans.
It is not so easy to bring the story that takes place in one day to the screen so that it can be enjoyed lively with the same scenes that happen again and again. Director Venkat Prabhu and his team have made it impossible.
Simbu for Abdul Kali, SJ as Dhanushkodi police officer. Surya, these two are the soul strength of the film.
K.L. Praveen’s editing gives life to the film,
Set against the backdrop of Yuvan Shankar Raja.
Simbu bleaches in the first half and SJ in the second half. Surya puts Mirala. His monstrous performance and verses like “Leader … Leader …”, “Vandan Suttan Chethan Repeat” are spoken by Theri Mass.
Especially Simbu, SJ Surya, YG. A scene between the Mahendran trio amazes the fans.
Simbu’s subdued reading adds strength to his character, super energy in the fight scenes. Without any of the love, boxing and punch lines, the film has paved a new path for Simbu.
S.J. The role of Dhanushkodi has given a different level of reception to Surya’s performance.
Both of them have played Aadupuli game …
The fight scene in the wedding hall and the second half of S.J. Surya’s discovery of the time loop also makes fans understand the course of the screenplay.
This pride and the overall strength of the film goes to K.L. It’s Praveen’s editing, not a whimper. Yuvan Shankar Raja has set the background music. Richard M. Nathan’s cinematography has also made a satisfying contribution.
Through Simbu’s portrayal of Abdul Qalik, the conference naturally recorded the background to the portrayal of Muslims as extremists and its consequences.
The entire plot of the film takes place in Coimbatore. The film manages to capture the essence of the Babri Masjid demolition and the Coimbatore riots.
Simbu’s character, Abdul Khalik, and his ability to utter anti-Islamic, anti-extremist rhetoric have kept the film away from propaganda. At the same time, the positive portrayal of Vagai Chandrasekhar in the film with radical Hindu identities is to be welcomed.
Simbu’s question, “What’s the point of an American shooting a gun and saying he’s a psycho and identifying a Muslim extremist as his extremist?” Makes the psychological attacks on Muslims understandable.
As well as helping two Muslim young men for friendship to reunite a Muslim bride with a lover of a different religion, the screenplay has moved on to a balanced mix, with people of both religions being in the mob creating the riot.
On the other hand, in some places, the conference beats the contemporary succession politics of Tamil Nadu and the politics of religion.
Scenes for the second part of ‘Conference’ are expected to come to an end.
– Abdul Rahman