Arima Nambi (TAMIL)


Starring: Vikram Prabhu, Priya Anand, JD Chakravarthy, MS Bhaskar and many more
Editing : Bhuvan Srinivasan
Music : ‘Drums’ Sivamani
Cinematography: RD Rajasekar
Directed by: Anand Shankar

An assistant of Murugadoss debuts in the film which has Vikram Prabhu and Priya Anand as the leads and he directs the film for Kalaipuli Dhanu one of the famous producer of the industry. He debuts with a fresh and almost very talented crew. Much was said about the film as the genre is of edge of the seat thriller. I was pretty much not sure how much the film will be entertaining as nothing much was revealed about the crux of the film. Whether it has passed the muster or not, lets see.

Arjun (Vikram Prabhu) and Anamika (Priya Anand) become acquainted at a high end pub and the sparks fly instantly. They are deeply attracted to each other, but are at the getting-to-know-each-other phase when she is mysteriously abducted. Though he attempts to save her, he fails. Though thoroughly confused and helpless initially, Arjun finds help in Arumugam (MS Bhaskar), an honest police constable who believes in him. The story revolves around the strange events surrounding the abduction of Anamika and how does Arjun finds out the background of the abduction forms the rest.

The film opens with the scene where the hero and his friends rates the girls who comes to the pub. Next, the hero sings a song for the heroine whom he just met a few mins back. Next day they both go for dinner date where they get drunk and to continue the drink, they both go to the heroines flat. Many films take minimum 30 mins to show that lead pairs are getting into love but here its just showed in 2 scenes. Definitely not a cliche’d one which makes us feel that the director has something different (seriously..!!) to offer.

Vikram Prabhu should be given a pat for choosing a script that is apt for his stature. He plays to near perfection and never overreacts. He is full of energy in action blocks especially the long chase sequence atop tall buildings is laudable. Priya Anand as the modern girl looks cute and fits the bill to the T. MS Bhaskar in a cameo is noticeable and a nice casting for his character. JD Chakravarthy proves his mettle once again with a calm and neat performance. Drummer Sivamani’s debut music attempt gets a thumbs up for the background score as it enhances the narrative, but songs are not the same to be said. Several scenes shot at night are a credit to RD Rajashekhar. He keeps us engaged with his excellent camera work almost in all the chases.

Modern gadgets and their use in investigation is highlighted along with our extremely vulnerable situation due to social networking sites that make our private life a wide open book, accessible to all. This shows how much versed Anand’s thoughts should be which is proved by his way of film making. Even though the story might not be a new one but the style and treatment is definitely on par with our Hollywood counterparts. There is enough cleverness in the writing and assuredness in the execution, especially for a debut film. The film is highly engaging, action packed thriller backed by the writing and camera works. Worth a watch..!! 🙂


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