Arindhum Ariyamalum

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Critic's Rating: 17/5

Friday 20 May 2005

Movie Title

Arindhum Ariyamalum



Star Cast

Navdeep, Samiksha, Arya, Prakashraj

Vishnuvardhan, a former assistant of Santhosh Sivan has directed Arindhum Ariyamalum which is a taut and fairly engrossing entertainer. The story content may be predictable and even convoluted at times, but it is Prakash Raj and a new boy Arya as father and son who lend considerable charm to the proceedings.

Satyanarayana (Navdeep) a poor little Brahmin boy comes from Nagerkovil to Chennai to do his engineering degree. He stays with a friend Krishna (Five star Krishna) a student who is more into theatre and stage plays. One day, Satya meets Sandhya (Samiksha) who reminds him of a girl back home and it is love at first sight for him.

Meanwhile the area is controlled by a gangster Adhinarayanan (Prakash Raj) and his adopted son Kutty (Arya). An Assistant Commissioner of Police Thyagarajan is all out to nab them. One day in a gang war on the streets Kutty accidentally shoots Sandhya who is saved in the nick of time by Satya. Thyagarajan who wants to nail Kutty gets Satya to be the eye witness to the shoot out. On Satya?s FIR report Kutty is taken to jail where he is brutally tortured and later he comes out on bail. Now Adhi and Kutty wants to bump off Satya but a twist in the tale reveals that Satya is Adhi?s son!

The father in Adhi melts and slowly he starts loving Satya who hates him. This leads to a lot of comic situations as Adi and Kutty go all out to woo Satya which complicates matters further. The highlight of the film is that it is racy and the casting is perfect. The designer look, comic one-liners and great action scenes makes the film watchable. The sentimental happy ending contributes considerably towards tugging at the heartstrings.

Praksh Raj, clearly having a Ghillli hangover is extraordinary. He is able to exude menace and warmth with his expressive body and eye language. The new boy Arya has a rugged mean look which makes him convincing as a tough gangster and he is fantastic. The young Navdeep is ok while Samiksha is adequate. The songs tuned by Yuvan have hit the bull?s eye once again with peppy music and re-recording. Navin Shah?s camera is also good.

Arindhum Ariyamalum appeals to all classes of audience.

Verdict: Above Average

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