Aayirathil Oruvan – now, what kind of a title is that and how can I relate it to the movie? This was the first thing to cross my mind while coming out of the movie hall. When I decided to write a movie run-through (I prefer not to use the most iterated word: Review) in my blog, I wanted it to kickoff with a most celebrated and wonderful movie to happen in recent times. I had two choice, Avatar and Aayirathil Oruvan, both were met with much expectation. Finally, my predilection compelled me to choose, Aayirathil Oruvan.
Note: The run-through assumes you have seen the movie and are able to relate what I have to say here, with the scenes from the movie.
Now, I have some analogies for the movie:
Missing the forest for the tree – Time & Money spent on research but not on Script & Screenplay
Missing the tree for the forest – In an attempt to achieve a fantasy, few logic errors were overlooked
To make my run-through short, I will adopt a different method of explaining how each department of the movie has performed for the movie, the positives and negatives of the movie.
|Direction||A genuine effort in making a out-of-the-line Tamil Movie|
|Production||R. Ravichandran has high risk-taking capacity|
|Script||Fascinating yet lacks substance|
|Screenplay||Flows in right direction but fails to bring you to the tip of the seat|
|Editing||Fair job as some scenes are jumpy|
|Re-recording||Enhances the scenes but not always|
|Costumes||Except Parthiban’s armor at his introduction, rest are usual|
|Make-up||Was not needed for the search crew and not proper for the Cholan people|
|Set||The village ruins, underground world are amazing|
|Props||Very few used, like magnetic compass, Pandiyan Idol and the treasure at the village|
|Cinematography||What it is, is what shown|
|Songs||I don’t understand why songs were needed in this movie|
|Stunt||Not much needed|
|Visual Effects||Cheap graphics lets down the effort made on those scenes|
|Junior Artists||Not much used|
|Post-production||Should have improved on graphics|
|Acting||Karthik – Does what is needed for his role Reema Sen – Surprisingly best performance. Steals the show Andrea – Did she act at all? Poor body language Azhagamperumal – Simple Parthiban – Apt depiction of a broken King Prathap Pothan – Its hard to recollect in which scenes he appeared|
I had a lot of questions while and after watching the movie. These are not meant to be answered as no one is going to re-shoot the movie.
Forgiving all these questions and logical flaws, the movie is definitely a leap forward in Tamil Cinema and is not for the weak hearts.
Please leave your comments on my run-through.