Comedy genre has been Sundar C's forte. His movies often had good stories with substantial amount of comedy sequences. Even his last few movies belonged to this genre.
In the first half, we are told that there is a ghost in the house. The second half is all about its revenge.
Verdict: Sundar C's story may not be unique but it definitely has elements to keep the audience engaged throughout the movie. It is complete engaging entertainer.
Aranmanai is a rather curious film purported to be a horror show. Directed by Sundar C, it starts out ominous enough with a ghostly hand in before the title even appears, as an introductory premonition of sorts.
The movie chronicles the tale of a family looking to sell their unusual piece of real estate – an Aranmanai (a palace.)
A film which entertains you with its Sundar’s signature style of slapstick comedy combined with some scary moments.
Director Sundar C experiments with the horror genre in his latest film, Aranmanai, a supernatural thriller.
After delivering hits like Kalakalappu and Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru, Sundar C seems to have let his fans down with this cliché-ridden supernatural thriller. The narration moves at a slow pace and horror moments are practically non-existent.
Even the Aranmanai, around which the entire story revolves, is not impressive.
The commercial elements comedy, horror and glamour has been mixed in the right proposition by the writer and director. What works is a riveting performance by Hansika, along with comedy track of Santhanam &Co and is packaged as a fun entertainer by Sundar C .
Technically there is nothing much to talk about as the graphics and special effects are run of the mill. The four songs are speed breakers and the second half the tempo slackens.
On the whole, Aranmanai is a time pass entertainer, which makes you laugh more than making you scared. It is good fun while it lasts.
A huge palace, a couple of hot ladies, an unusual family; ring a bell? Waking up to a horrific dream, only to find parts of it real? Sounds familiar? Well, these are mandatory for a Horror movie so lets stop worrying about their etymology.
The film works as a whole starting with a big boost from the cast. Through the first half, Santhanam’s comedy takes the audience on a laughter coaster, his one liner, body languages and gimmicks are too good reminding us that he is still a comedian at heart.
Verdict : Not too high on frightening moments, but entertains thoroughly.