Film: AANMAI THAVARAEL
Banner: Redhead Entertainment
Cast: Dhruva, Shruti, Sampath, Dharan, Panchu Subbu, John Vijay, Lakshmi Ramakrishnan and others
Music: Mariya Manohar
Camera: Arabindhu Sara
Director: Kuzhanthai Velappan
Producer: Kamal Nayan
Release date: June 03, 2011
A gripping tale, the story begins with Vetri (dhruva) who is a call centre executive and he is in love with his neighbour Yamuna (sruthi) who works in night shift at a BPO. Each morning, both of them meet once Yamuna completes her shift. However, one day Vetri waits for Yamuna and she doesn't turn up. Her mother (lakshmi) files a police complaint and suspicions fall on Vetri. He decides to search for Yamuna and in this process he takes the help of Charles Antony (sampath) a former official with anti-trafficking wing. What happens from there forms the rest of the story.
The director has come up with a different storyline and while the presentation was right, the narrative was good. The dialogues were sensible, the script was fluctuating at times but the screenplay was effective. Background score was nice but songs were not upto the mark. Cinematography was appealing. Editing was crisp during many situations. Costumes were natural while the art department was matching the situations. Dhruva has done his part well and scores with his act. Shruti was sensuous and she was impressive in her performance. Lakshmi Ramakrishnan was alright. The real show stealer was Sampath Raj. Panchu Subbu was upto the mark. The others did their bit as required.
The film has taken strong inspiration from real life incidents and media coverage. The issue is about women trafficking and the makers have put in good efforts to make it as realistic as possible. While the first half passes off with light elements of romance and comedy, the twist occurs just before the interval bang. The second half is more serious and has enough turns to keep the audience engrossed. This is a message oriented movie so those seeking fun and entertainment may not relish it. At the box office, this has the potential to score above average returns.
Bharatstudent verdict : Realistic and sensible, recommended