Avane SrimanNarayana Tamil Movie Review
An experimental yet engaging adventure!
Story & Narration
Technical Aspects & Music
Right from the time when we caught the first poster of Avane Sriman Narayana, something told us that it wasn’t just going to be another film in the line. Right from the title sequence, the film boasts of coming from a whacky space with interesting characters, situations and ultimate grandeur. Rakshit Shetty’s latest attempt is not just something that will be a treat to the eyes, but to your brains as well. The film succeeds in telling a layered story right, and though it does feel stretched, the payoff is enjoyable.
Rakshit Shetty and the Seven Odds (writers) pack this film with a lot of fun and freshness, setting it in an imaginary land where two brothers are searching for a treasure separately. In comes Narayana, a funny and funky cop who seems like a dimwit at first, but is then revealed to be an intelligent guy with a tongue-in-cheek approach.
The interesting thing about Avane Sriman Narayana is about how the film never takes itself too seriously, with the fun element always looming around from the start to the finish. Though it does feel odd at times with the high moments being on the lower side due to this factor, there are some interesting nuances in the writing which become very enticing when they are read right.
Through the unhurried, 3-hour-long duration, Rakshit takes us through a journey that has its humps and bumps but is still worthwhile.
Rakshit Shetty’s stiff yet stylish performance matches the mood of the film well, as he makes it interesting to watch with his well-maintained body language throughout. However, I did get turned off a bit by the constantly comic acts that felt repetitive after a point. Shanvi Shrivastav starts off like the usual heroine, but then transforms into the film’s backbone, with a nice changeover. The rest of the cast including the supporting actors and the baddies are fit in nicely, without looking out of place.
Avane Sriman Narayana’s technicalities are its biggest plus – the cinematography, editing and the music by Ajaneesh Loknath are all from the top drawer and that’s what helps it build a fulfilling theatre experience.
On the whole, this is a film that may not be everybody’s cup of tea, but surely does offer something interesting if you’re looking for a whacky and different experience at the cinemas. Well done, Rakshit Shetty! Avane SrimanNarayana Tamil Movie Review by Siddarth Srinivas