Ajith Kumar’s latest-flick “Arrambam” directed by Vishnuvardhan is one of the most expected movies of this year. Having to be released amid much fanfare, have it live up to all the hype it had?
Arrambam has Ajith & Arya in the lead, Nayanthara, Tapsee Pannu, Mahesh Manjrekar, Atul Kulkarni and Kishore playing pivotal roles.
The movie opens with a series of bomb blast in Mumbai. It is revealed that Ashok Kumar alias AK (Ajith) is the man who is behind it. Soon he kidnaps Arjun (Arya), a computer hacker and involves him in his big plan. In a flashback, we are told about Maya (Nayanthara) & Anita (Tapsee) who all are college mates. Anita is love interest of Arjun and an aspiring TV anchor.
AK threatens to kill Anita in order to make Arjun work for him. They hack down the server of a big media company. When they get close to completion of their plan, AK gets arrested by Police (Kishore). Soon, in a flashback it is uncovered that AK is former member of Anti-Terrorist Squad and exposes about a Bullet Proof jacket scam in which he loses his best buddy Sanjay (Rana Daggubathi). The rest of the story is about how he takes revenge on Home Minister (Mahesh Manjrekar) and his associate (Atul Kulkarni) involved in the scam.
It is a well-crafted plot; Vishnuvardhan and Suba have well written it with giving room for each and every character. Though has some flaws, they keep us engaging till the end. Technically, Cinematography was outstanding. Om Prakash has done a brilliant job with his camera.
Yuvan Shankar Raja-The Rockstar, rocked with his Background Score. He made the movie more thrilling with his scores. Songs were good.
Performances! Arya, Nayanthara, Tapsee did their part well. Rana Daggubati who plays a small part deserves some special mention here. He did justice to the small character he played. Mahesh Manjrekar, Atul Kulkarni and Kishore were good and gave some decent performance. I liked Mahesh Manjrekar’s acting in the climax scene. He was damn hilarious.
Arrambam had quite some twists and turns, few comical scenes and some emotional and sentimental scenes. First half gave some strong base and foundation to the second half and has some flaws in them. “Thala” Ajith, the man, his mannerism, his charisma, his style, his walk, his dialogue delivery, his salt and pepper look, his onscreen presence make the movie more interesting and engaging. There are several scenes in the movie which will make you whistle and howl in theatre. Watch out for those Goosebumps scenes.
Finally, Arrambam is a big diwali treat for all hardcore “Thala” fans. Director Vishnuvardhan fulfils all your expectations and gives an action-entertainer with a serious public message.
My Rating- 3.5/5
Grade- B+ (Perfect Weekend Pick)
-By Nirmalraj aka AK