Screenplay and Direction
Technical Aspects and BGM
An Engaging Political Thriller!
Summary : Jeeva Sankar has attempted a clean political film that is being narrated from the politicians point of view throughout. Cheers to Vijay Antony for succeeding another time with his unique script selection, towering subtle performances and razor sharp dialogues.
Cast: Vijay Antony, Thiagarajan, Miya George, Sangili Murugan, Charle & others
Cinematography: Jeeva Sankar
Music: Vijay Antony
Art Direction: Selvakumar
Stunts: Dilip Subbarayan
Written & Directed by: Jeeva Sankar
Produced by: Lyca Productions & Vijay Antony Film Corporation
Release Date: 24-02-2017
Run Time: 02:33:00
Director Jeeva Shankar has made an adequate comeback in Yaman after a damp squib like Amara Kaaviyam in his last outing. With Yaman, Vijay Antony has once again kept up to his reputation of picking offbeat scripts with assured minimum guarantee success at the box office.
When an unassuming, kindly Tamizharasan (Vijay Antony) agrees to go to prison for a huge sum of money which would finance his grandfather’s (Sangili Murugan) surgery, little does he know the politics behind the case that involves greedy, power-hungry politicians who are at loggerheads. The rise of Tamizharasan forms the rest of the plot.
The first half is brilliantly written by Jeeva Shankar, who establishes his characters firmly with dialogue-driven sequences. The cat-and-mouse games are engagingly staged with simple but thoughtful lines. Jeeva Shankar nicely untethers a cobweb of twists and turns in a minimal setup and support cast. The mass scenes are conceived superbly and Vijay Antony aces the role of Tamizharasan with great ease and composure.
The second half completely portrays Vijay Antony’s political game plans, which is surprising for audiences indeed, since no clues are hinted in Vijay Antony’s scenes that he has political intentions. What happens after he transforms and how he reaches the throne is what Yaman is all about. Performance wise, Vijay Antony does the role with ease yet again with his subtle transformation, which is neither over-the-top nor restrained. Female lead Miya George and the supporting characters played by Thiagarajan, Charle & co have done justice to their characters.
Toting up, Jeeva Sankar has attempted a clean political film that is being narrated from the politicians’ point of view throughout. Songs are the only speed breakers for this engaging thriller, anchored by razor sharp dialogues! Cheers to Vijay Antony for succeeding once again with his unique script selection and towering performance.
Yaman Movie Review Rating: 3/5
Written by Karthik Krishnaswamy