Review – Aayirathil Oruvan

Star-casts: Karthi, Andrea, Reema Sen, Parthiban, Prathap Pothan, Azhagam Perumal and others.
Banner: Dream Valley Entertainment
Production: R Ravendran
Direction: Selvaraghavan
Music: G.V. Prakash

For those who acclaimed Selvaraghavan as the most ace screenplay writer and filmmaker, you’ll have to confess your sins…. ‘Aayirathil Oruvan’ is a very big disappointment. Sorry to say! Producer Ravendran maybe in a troublesome situation now…. We kindly thank those comments which supported in favor of us. Yes, we have been correct with our presumptions and Selva hasn’t done anything special other than ‘adult factors, semi-nude shots and bad words….’

‘Aayirathil Oruvan’ is a fiction that brings about conflict between the present generations of Chola and Pandian dynasty.

The film opens with a renowned archeologist (Prathap Pothan) found in an isolated land bounded with a nightmarish experience. On the very next day, the newspapers carry news that he’s missing. His only beloved daughter Lavanya (Andrea) an archeologist herself is desolated with the loss. Now, the forest officer Anitha (Reema Sen) with the aid of few ministers and higher police officials embark a journey to unleash the mystery behind archeologist.

They get an aid from local coolies lead by Muthu (Karthi). The trio Muthu-Anitha-Lavanya is into the deep forests along with police official and defense force.

Things are fine and adventurous till they approach the mysterious land where they’re taken into a different world of Chola Kingdom.

Yeah! The descendents of Chola Dynasty still exist ruled by the present king (Parthiban)…

With the running duration of 200mins, we are sure you will regret for expecting a lot from this film. How come the producer was so overconfident after reading the script? Selvaraghavan can be regarded as an arrogant and cocksure filmmaker, who cannot even think about a good concept.

Right throughout the first half, you’ll see dozens of filthy dialogues, guy and gals involved in physical touches. But we can’t understand how come audiences clap and whistle for certain sequences where Karthi pulls down his pants to get injected by Andrea.

Why do these three characters become insane as they enter the land of Chola Dynasty?

You’ll be left with so many questions as you walk out of theatres. Karthi does a best job by keeping us engrossed with his performance right throughout the show. Reema Sen being proclaimed as a descendent of Pandian dynasty is absurd. Selva should’ve tried roping in some Tamil speaking actresses. Andrea hasn’t got any role to perform while Azhagam Perumal is mediocre. Parthiban does nothing exceptionally other than dancing for couple of theme music. Especially watch his dance with Karthi before the penultimate sequences. Selvaraghavan seems to have been more confused in adding and deleting the canned shot during second half.

Songs aren’t really captivating. Except ‘Un Mela Aasadhan’, nothing seems to be good….. Cinematography gets diminished overdosed computer generated graphics. Each and everything in the frame is dominated by DI works. Even most of them tend to be amateurish with high toned grading.

Finally, ‘Aayirathil Oruvan’ has no probabilities of surviving at box office more than 4 days. The theatres and multiplexes are lucky to certain extent as they have sold out tickets in advance while other single screens will have to accept the shocking truth – The film is an utter flop.

Bottom – Line: 3 years wait goes in Vain

Verdict: Damp Squib

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