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'Anegan' Review: Guaranteed entertainment!

'Anegan' Review: Guaranteed entertainment!

Source: General

By: Moviebuzz

Critic's Rating: 3/5

Tuesday 24 February 2015

Movie Title

'Anegan' Review: Guaranteed entertainment!

Director

KV Anand

Star Cast

Dhanush, Amyra Dastur, Karthik

Gorgeously shot, crisply edited, and handsomely mounted, KVAnand’sAnegan is a fast paced rollicking adventure ride that is gripping tillthe very end. The strength of the film is its screenplay and Anand’scombination with writer duo Suresh-Suba is the single biggest reason.With Anegan, the trio come together for the fourth time.

To be precise, Anegan is an intelligent and intriguingentertainer which hits the target just like a tracer bullet.Madhu(Amyra Dastur) is a young game developer and she often get weirdthoughts about her past life, doctors call it as a illusion caused byher job stress while she believes in reincarnation. To Amyra’ssurprise, she meets everyone in her past life including Ashwin(Dhanush) whom she loved in her previous birth. Now the big questionis, which part is reality and which is Amyra’s imagination? Well, KVAnand is smart enough to pack all the suspense elements in the secondhalf and we don’t want to break the suspense, find out in bigscreen.

The core strength of Anegan is the ‘What next’ undercurrent inthe movie. The writing is highly intelligent that the film is filledwith a lot of tantalizing moments which keep us guessing till theclimax. Of course, there is a pre-climax ‘reincarnation’ cliché whichis a regular in any commercial movies but considering Tamil cinemastandards, big kudos to KV Anand-Suresh-Suba trio for coming up withsomething out of the box and they almost adapted and executed it in anengaging commercial cinema format.

The film benefits from its strong casting. Dhanush struts confidentlyin four different get-up and he has proved once again that he is arock star. Be it the uber cool Ashwin , innocent Murugappa , majesticIlamaran (for a song) or the massy ‘Danga Maari’ Kaali, the actorproves that he is one of most versatile actors of Tamil cinema. Thescene where he imitates Karthik is a scream.

Not surprisingly, it’s Amrya Dastur who is the best thing in the film,sliding into the part with complete ease. She’s natural and charmingwithout having to try too hard. Rarely do heroines get ample scope incommercial cinema but this Bollywood import innocent face andinfectious energy are a big plus and the actress is sure to stay herefor a long time.

Veteran actor Karthik is the surprise element in movie and he savesall his experience for the pre-climax powerful performance. Jagan, aregular in all Anand films is in charge of comedy. Lena in a smallrole shines.

Technically the film is brilliant. The exquisite and lush visuals ofOm Prakash stands out and looks like the director’s third eye whileAntony has done a commendable job with his racy cuts. Productiondesigner Vairamuthu has given an authentic feel to the Burma episodeespecially inside the ship and Vayasarpadi of the late 80’s.

Harris Jayaraj has made a fantastic comeback with his music andbackground score. The melodious ‘Athadi Athadi..’ where he has usedBurmese instruments and voice of Bhavatharini, Tippu, Dhanush & AbhayJodhpur is in sync with the picturisation. Harris has excelled in the‘Kuthu’ song ‘Danga Maari...’ , which has a mass feel to it and a surechartbuster.

Overall, Anegan is an exhilarating and intelligent commercialcinema which will satisfy both masses and classes alike. This bravefilm oozes the kind of sincerity that you long for in most Tamilfilms. Like heady wine, it delivers a welcome kick.

Go for it, it guarantees entertainment.

Verdict: Good

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