The film’s censor certificate shown at the beginning tells you that Kappal is more than 150 minutes long. Even then, you wonder if a funny film can sustain itself that long, and while it does come pretty close, you can see that it could have been tighter. For example, the rehash of Karagattakaran’s ‘Ooru vittu ooru vandhu’, which starts off being hilarious, tapers off into boredom as you realise dimly that the full song has been used. Some serious scenes towards the end also seem out of place in a movie that happily treats attempted suicide and injuries as jokes. On the whole though, here’s actor Vaibhav’s big breakthrough as a solo hero. This Kappal sails strong for the most part.