Cast : Sundar C , Hansika , Raai Laxmi , Andrea , Vinay , Santhanam
Direction : Sundar C
Music : Karthik Raja , Baradwaj
Producer : D. Dinesh Karthik
Director Sundar C, best known for churning out successful commercial entertainers, is now back with Aranmanai. For the first time in his career, Sundar C has tried his hands at horror genre, but of course, with ample dose of comedy. The movie boasts of a huge star cast including Andrea, Vinay, Hansika, Raai Laxmi, Santhanam, Kovai Sarala, Manobala and Sundar C himself in the lead roles. Has Sundar C succeeded in his different attempt as well
The movie has a very standard template of a horror movie, which makes the film very predictable. The movie revolves around a bunch of characters who stay at a haunted bungalow. As one would imagine, there is a reason for the place to be haunted, and it is revealed in the second half.
Andrea is splendid in her role and she packs a punch, especially in the second half. She also impresses in the close-up shots, when she gets ample scope to perform. Hansika gets a complete makeover in this film, without any make-up and ultra-glam clothes. She has done a neat job, while Raai Laxmi has increased the glamour quotient in the film.
Santhanam keeps the film lively, with his steady flow of one-liners coming in one after the other. Although most of them are enjoyable. Vinay and Sundar C are adequate in their roles, while Kovai Sarala does manage to evoke laughter at many places.
The VFX team has done a decent job and VFX play a major role in the second half. The Film Length Should be Trimmed
Director Sundar C has tried to combine two genres – comedy and horror, with success. Although the comedy factor works and thanks to Santhanam’s one-man show . The movie is pretty predictable throughout and one could easily guess the next scene. For a horror film, this factor is one of the drawbacks.
The movie starts off with an interesting scene, when the audience are revealed that the place is haunted. Sundar C wastes no time in getting into the main plot, which is an advantage to the film
Verdict : Aranmanai is a horror comedy film and Paisa Vasool