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Review – Vaaranam Aayiram

Star-casts: Surya, Divya Spandana, Simran, Sameera Reddy and many others.
Banner: Aascar Films Pvt Ltd
Production: Aascar Ravichandran
Direction: Gowtham Menon
Music: Harris Jayaraj
Cinematography: A. Rathnavelu
Editing: Antony

The auteur kept hop-skipping from one genre to another from his film to film has tried something different this time… Blending together romance, drama and emotions, it’s something very difficult to churn it out as a spectacular show. Only few and very rare of its kind are able to churn it out and Gowtham Menon proves of his ability to work on those lines. Precisely, there are certain aspects where Gowtham just draws a caricature on characterizations with father’s role. It’s not imaginable to see middle class Tamil families are very often enunciating English lines between their regular conversations. In other words, just imagine a middle class father suffering to run his daily lives with his minimal money earned. How come his son fleets to San Franscisco just like that to find his ladylove….

If these aspects were bit corrected, we would have termed this film as an extraordinary piece of work. Well, there are more things to appreciate on everyone; be it star-casts or technical team, everyone deserves the best credits, especially Surya….

The young chap hasn’t come up with such maturity in any of his previous films and Gowtham Menon holds the credits for molding his man. Simran’s comeback with Seval should’ve really letdown her hopes for disastrous results for Diwali. She must really thank Gowtham for posing her on with such powerful characterization. Ditto to Sameera Reddy and Divya. More or less these girls were playing item girl roles in their previous films, who were merely used for glamour quotients. On the whole, ‘Vaaranam Aayiram should’ve have offered them resurgence in their career for all the three actresses.

So, what is this film all about? Here goes the synopsis….

The film opens with Surya (Surya), an army general officer getting conveyed with the message that his father Krishna (Surya himself) has lasted his breath with prolonged illness. As Surya makes his way back home, he catches glimpse off his past live starting from his love story of dad and mom (Simran). Being so loved ones; they don’t stop their son Surya when it comes to love. In fact, Surya is so pampered by his dad more than mom…. First half of the film is about love stories with couple of immediate songs and following part is all about emotions and losing your loved ones.

As it comes to narration, Gowtham takes it to a better half in first half and later puts down the spirit, since the film keeps stuck with one panorama. Technical aspects are really awesome, especially the musical score by Harris Jayaraj is extraordinary. Each song savors to the taste of different audiences with mixed combo of a slow beat local Gaana, melodious duets, solos, rock beats and fast beat song about hero worship… Cinematography by Rathnavelu is over-the-top; don’t miss the enchanting shots of San Franciso bridge where Sameera proposes her love to Surya, they are brilliantly picturized. It’s so surprising to see that Antony has matured so much in his works. He has put an end to his rubbish games of inserting unwanted plug-ins imported by him…. Good applause for technical crew.

Valuating, Vaaranam Aayiram on whole, it’s a coalesces of emotions and romance on the plates of Drama. Nevertheless, elite groups may sing praises of the director while Tamil audiences have to turn matured for gearing up with new genres…

Bottom – Line: Fabulous show by Gowtham and Surya

Verdict: Watch it for a new experience…




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