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Vaaranam Aayiram


Mission accompolished!
Published in Nxg - The Hindu

Director: Gautham

Gautham proves with this film that even with a poor screenplay you can make a lovable film if you are sincere in what you want to convey. Leave the fact that the film doesn't have a flow, leave the fact that emotions are conveyed through words rather than visuals and get ready to be swept off your feet by the examples set by daddy as to how a dad should be.

Story-wise the film is basically the recollection of memories of Suriya, exploring various stages of his life, where his dad has helped him move ahead after he learns that his father has passed away.

It is accepted that Suriya is only recollecting various incidents in his life, but while narrating, the seamless flow that is required is missing; result the film doesn't show anything more than what was shown in the trailer. It is disheartening to see the most important sequences in the film being handled amateurishly. Example- the kidnap sequence which was supposed to show the transition in Suriya never establishes that. There seems to be an air of artificiality in most part of the film; mainly when Suriya tirelessly praises his dad in every other scene, as a consequence the drama and emotional touch seems to be forced in. Yet the point that is made with these forced situations is heart warming.

Technically the film is brilliant, baring poor back ground score. Unnecessary songs do irritate the viewers, but hey it's a tamil film, people come mainly to see marvelously choreographed songs than the film on the whole.

All said the film is worth a watch for the point it makes and obviously Suriya who has single handedly carried the film.

Verdict: 3/5

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