Aranmanai 3 Movie Review
A regular horror comedy that follows the formula!
Story & Narration
Technical Aspects & Music
Falling in line with its predecessors, Aranmanai 3 is a sequel that follows all the clichés associated with a horror comedy these days – loud comics, a ghost inside a bungalow, a large cast, a dramatic flashback and an even more dramatic ending. Sundar C goes back to his formula and follows it in full force for this film that has a good cast to hold it up.
Aranmanai 3 has Sampath Raj playing a zamindar who owns a big bungalow, with his family staying with him. Sampath is a widower, staying with his mother and sister after his wife (Andrea) breathed her last and her daughter Jyothi (Raashi Khanna) was sent away to hostel for her education. Enter Saravanan (Arya) who comes down as an electrician to repair the cabling in the house, and the confusion regarding the presence of a ghost starts off.
Aranmanai has a fairly smooth first half that travels on a fine mode, even though it is weak on comedy. Sundar C keeps the plot rolling with the inclusion of the jump scares from time to time, and also playing the guessing game on who the ghost has possessed. However, the second half has a loud and dramatic flashback followed by an over the top climax sequence that makes things nosedive.
Arya has a very meagre role to play, but whatever has been given to him, he does well. Raashi Khanna is one of the central characters and has good screen time, but the show stealer here is Andrea who has a powerful role. The rest of the cast including Sundar C are good fits, and it’s nice to see veteran Vivek in one of his final outings.
Sathya’s music is variant and adds nice colour to the film, but nothing is there to say about the visuals.
Overall, Aranmanai 3 is a decent horror comedy in line with the previous parts.