Screenplay and Direction
An engaging thriller!
Overall, Aaraathu Sinam is an engaging thriller with a top notch performance from Arulnidhi and the neat execution from director Arivazhagan.
Cast: Arulnithi, Aishwarya Rajesh, Radha Ravi, Robo Shankar, Aishwarya Dutta, Charlee, Thulasi Shivamani, Gaurav Narayanan, Bose Venkat, Anupama Kumar & others
Music: S Thaman
Cinematography: Aravind Singh
Editing: Rajesh Kannan
Stunts: Dilip Subbarayan
Story: Jeetu Joseph
Screenplay, Dialogues & Direction: Arivazhagan
Produced by: Sri Thenandal Films
Release Date: 26-02-2016
Run Time: 02:14:00
Arivazhagan, who is known for making quality films such as Eeram & Vallinam, decides to go for an official remake with Mollywood’s Super Hit “Memories”. By joining hands with Arulnithi, who is very choosy on his projects and as first production venture for Thenandal Films, Aarathu Sinam hits the screens today worldwide.
The movie is a scene by scene replica from Memories and what the director has decided to change from the original is the composed infusion of comedy elements with the help of Robo Shankar and within the confines of the plot. Aravind (Arulnithi) is a tough cop and portrayed as a brainy officer, who lost his wife (Aishwarya) & child because of the revenge of a local goon who was supposed to be encountered. Since then, Aravind gets drunk all the time and turns off all his official duties.
Meanwhile, a serial murder mystery happens very often in the state and the case has been handed over to Arulnithi by his higher official Radha Ravi. How Arulnithi brings out the mystery to the focus light and how he finds the man who does this, is what the film is all about. Arulnithi shines in his role yet again and carries the movie in his shoulder throughout! The way the director has filmed the investigation scenes and the performance of Arulnithi are the major highlights of Aarathu Sinam which is definitely a good watch.
Technically the movie sounds high with astonishing visuals from Aravind Singh and goosebumps-inducing BGM by Thaman. On the downside, the supporting cast are not too impressive albeit convincing. Robo Shankar makes us to laugh at parts and few detailing was indeed missing for the normal audience.
Overall, Aarathu Sinam is a good watch for Arulnithi’s top notch performance and the neat execution from director Arivazhagan. If you’re a fan of mystery thrillers, it is a peachy work.
Aarathu Sinam Movie Review Rating: 3/5
Written by Karthik Krishnaswamy