Achcham Yenbathu Madamaiyada review-Highly recommended!

Achcham Yenbathu Madamaiyada-Highly recommended!



Critic's Rating: 3/5

Saturday 12 November 2016

Movie Title

Achcham Yenbathu Madamaiyada review-Highly recommended!


Gautham Vasudev Menon

Star Cast

STR, Manjima Mohan, Sathish, Baba Shegal, Daniel Balaji

Good news! Achcham Yenbathu Madamaiyada 9AYM), is the typical classy Gautham Menon movie which is satisfying and highly recommended.

Ultimately it is the screenplay that lifts the film above the ordinary. It is bright and breezy, emotionally engaging and superbly acted drama that is subtle and nuanced. The balance between romance and action is perfect, making the trip a delightful one. Manjima Mohan is a perfect find- a fresh face, who fits into the role of Leela to the T. Be it her acting, make-up, costumes, screen presence and dubbing- she is perfect.

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STR as always is a delight to watch and he holds the film through his intense performance along with Rahman's breezy songs and exemplary original background score. To be precise, the VTV team is back with a bang! The first half of AYM is filled with light, soothing, feel-good romantic moments while towards intermission, the film takes an U-turn and becomes an edge-of-the-seat action thriller.

The key to an engaging film is the lead actor. Kudos to Gautham Menon, for bringing back the STR we loved in VTV and he delivers a performance that doesn't miss a beat

It’s an excellent return to form for Simbu. Though the actor's physical changes (due to the delayed production) looks odd, he compensates all the flaws with his powerful screen performance and likeability factor. He shares a comfortable chemistry with Manjima that make this film an easy watch. Sathish as STR's friend Mahesh and Baba Sehgal as the police officer is perfect casting.

But the film is not without problems. The last 20 minutes of the film was a bit too hard to believe with no logic. We guess that the director wanted to play to the gallery and bring more commercial elements into the narrative to satisfy STR fans.

Cinematography in Achcham Yenbathu Madamaiyada ( (first half- Dan Macarthur, second half - Dany Raymond Joseph) is a huge plus. The first half has a breezy blue tone while second half has the red color tone suiting the action thriller mode.

Without a doubt, Achcham Yenbathu Madamaiyada is AR Rahman's best in recent times. The magical musician mesmerizes with his lovely songs while the background score lifts the film to a different level in the second half. Rajeevan's art and Uthara Menon who is the costume designer and stylist deserves special mention.

Another interesting aspect of the film are the realistic gun fights and combat action sequences within closed space.

The minor hiccups notwithstanding, Achcham Yenbathu Madamaiyada is a charming film with fun and warmth at its heart. Don’t miss it. We highly recommend it!

Achcham Yenbathu Madamaiyada review- Verdict : Highly recommended!

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