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Eetti Movie Review

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A decently made, passable commercial outing!

Eetti is a decently made, passable commercial outing from Atharvaa who has shown maturity and shouldered responsibility as an actor. Director Ravi Arasu is no great shakes. But, he comes up with an adequately interesting plot that keeps you engaged intermittently.

Cast: Atharvaa, Sri Divya, Aadukalam Naren, Azhagam Perumal, Murugadoss, Jayaprakash & others

Cinematography: Saravanan Abimonyu

Music: GV Prakash Kumar

Editing: Raja Mohammed 

Stunts: Raja Sekar

PRO: Riaz Ahmed

Written & Directed by: Ravi Arasu

Produced by: Global Infotainment

Eetti is a decently made, passable commercial outing from Atharvaa who has shown maturity and shouldered responsibility as an actor. Director Ravi Arasu is no great shakes. But, he comes up with an adequately interesting plot that keeps you engaged intermittently.

The film opens up with a scene where a doctor and journalist discuss about Thrombasthenia – disorder of blood platelets – a one in a million type rare disease. In layman terms, Thrombasthenia makes one extremely prone to even the slightest of wounds. It makes one bleed without respite. Even a pin prick can turn out to be fatal. Though the basic plotline looks exciting, Eetti falls flat there onwards. It goes astray with the poorly conceived romance portions between Atharvaa and Sri Divya who struggle to crack that sparkling chemistry despite ample amount of screen time dedicated to the duo.

Pugazhendhi (Atharvaa), who hails from Tanjore and is a competent, record-breaking hurdler, heads to Chennai for a national level competition. His father, played by the ever-reliable Jayaprakash, pins high hopes since a gold medal would fetch his son a respectable job offer in the government services and his retirement is at close quarters. But little did Pugazh know that he would get involved in a worst mix-up with Chennai’s underworld mafia that would change his life.

Ravi Arasu follows a notably formulaic pattern as far as the entire proceedings are concerned. The ghastly villain falling for the beautiful heroine, a good-hearted cop joining forces with brave hero, heroine’s brother set free from villains by the hero. Everything is absolutely businesslike. Ravi Arasu doesn’t adopt any special modus operandi at all. Though his conveniently devised twists and plot elements don’t give rise to goose-bumps or cerebral satisfaction, they pass muster. Too disappointing that Ravi Arasu doesn’t employ effective means to utilize the Thrombasthenia angle which showed great promise for a taut thriller.

Atharvaa’s brawny physique makes him a perfect choice for the role of a fit athlete. He sometimes makes even the over-the-top stunts – choreographed deftly by Raja Sekar – appear within in the bounds of possibility. The supporting cast comprising Jayaprakash, RNR Manohar and Aadukalam Naren is too good. The running time could have been definitely shorter considering a bevy of incoherent scenes, especially the barely romantic and comical portions between the leads and with Murugadoss.

Toting up, Eetti may not be a wholesome masala film but it manages to make us invested in its characters with a simple plot and cogent narration. 

Eetti Movie Review Rating: 2.75/5

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Written by Surendhar MK