Dhanush's much anticipated movie, Anegan has made its way into cinema halls worldwide. Directed by KV Anand and produced by AGS Entertainment, Anegan is Dhanush's biggest release ever in Tamil. So does the romantic thriller has enough in it to entertain its audience? In general, what does the movie has to offer? Continue reading our review to know.
To begin with, Anegan is a romantic flick as promised
and it couldn't have found a better release date than February 13th
as it has been released just before the Valentines day. Thanks to
its perfect timing and amazing narration skills from KV Anand, the
film might turn out to be Dhanush's biggest opener ever.
Ashwin, played by Dhanush is a happy go lucky person who works
in a private organization. His colleague, played by Amyra Dastur
falls in love with him the moment she sees him. Not being able to
understand how a good looking girl can fall in love with him so
easily, Dhanush doesn't consider her love seriously.
Amyra Dastur, who tries to understand the reason behind her new
found love for Dhanush realizes that her relationship with Dhanush
goes a long way back. Not just in this life, but Dhanush somehow
ends up being her lover in her previous lives too.
Amyra also realizes that Dhanush is her soulmate and hence will
always be her lover in all her lives that she has been gifted with.
Destiny plays the baddie in this film as it makes sure that Dhanush
and Amyra never get a chance to lead a life together.
Stories from their previous lives have been narrated in an
interesting manner. What happens in each of their previous lives
and most importantly what happens in their current life forms the
rest of the story.
Dhanush once again excels in all his roles. As expected, he
carries the entire film and has given his 100 percent in doing so.
Amyra Dastur has done a decent job as a fresher and has managed to
impress with her almost perfect lip-sync.
Aishwarya Devan is another debutant in the film. She plays an
interesting role and has done her job brilliantly. Yesteryear actor
Karthik doesn't have enough screen space which comes across as a
surprise and yet he impresses with his charm. Ashish Vidyarthi has
once again delivered the goods.
Thanks to the cinematographer Om Prakash and visual effects
specialist Srinivas Mohan, visuals in this movie looks absolutely
stunning. Even an ordinary scene has been given life in
Screenplay by KV Anand and Subha is a tad too revealing and
confusing at times especially in the second half but KV Anand's
unique way of narrating a story makes up for the average
screenplay. Editing by Anthony stands out and is one of the
positives of Anegan.
Songs and background score by Harris Jayaraj sounds clichéd at
times. His sound mixing has worked really well and is apt with the
visuals. Overall, Anegan is a technically sound
Anegan is definitely a brave attempt by KV Anand. The
film has stunning visuals and extraordinary performances. On the
flip side, logical loopholes and average screenplay prevents this
movie from being a sensational one.
Check out some of the best scenes from the movie in the
'Danga Maari' was celebrated in the theatres as expected. It was
one of the highlight of the movie.
Dhanush As Murugappa
Principal photography commenced on 2 September 2013 at
Puducherry. Filming continued in Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia and
Bolivia. Filming was completed on 15 September 2014.
Karthik The Love Guru
Karthik plays a role with a negative shade. He also acts as a
love guru in the movie.
In Malaysia, a football game scene was shot in the oldest
English school in South East Asia, Penang Free School.
The second schedule took place in Hyderabad, where an action
sequence was shot for 20 days.
Karthik's Flirting Techniques
According to unit members, Amyra stunned the unit with her
perfect lip sync for Tamil dialogues and that she overshadowed the
hero in some places as well.
One Of The Best Scene
By 29 May 2014, 90% of the movie was shot, including 3 song
sequences. Another song sequence and part of the climax were shot
on a farmland, spread over 100 acres, near Puducherry.
Dhanush As Kaali
During the process of shooting the climax, which was reported to
be a racy stunt sequence, Dhanush injured his leg severely, because
of which shooting was halted for 3 weeks.
Dhanush With Kids
The team then went to Scotland to shoot for a song sequence. In
mid-August 2014, the filming was almost done with just a song left
to be shot in Chennai on 1 September 2014.
Dhanush As Ashwin
Harris Jayaraj has composed the songs and background score for
the film, collaborating with K. V. Anand for the fourth time and
collaborating with Dhanush for the first time.
Amyra's Love Tactics
Singers like Shankar Mahadevan, Bhavatharini and Shail Hada have
contributed to this album.
Dhanush With His 'Soulmate'
In April 2014, Harris had recorded a track and described it as a
"charming folk melody" titled "Athadi Athadi". The song was sung by
Bhavatharini and written by Vairamuthu.
Dhanush Falling In Love
In May 2014, Harris recorded an energetic track, sung by Shankar
Mahadevan and written by Vairamuthu, joining hands with Shankar
after Ghajini (2005).
Dhanush With Aishwarya
In late June 2014, Harris finished recording a song, termed as a
"peppy number", penned by director C. S. Amudhan of
Thamizh Padam (2010) fame.
Visually Appealing Songs
All songs in this movie has turned out to be treat for the eyes.
KV Anand now has the reputation of making visually attracting
Dhanush's Boyish Looks
Special attention has been given to make sure Dhanush looks
different for different roles. Even his slang changes from
character to character.
Dhanush The Performer
Yet again, Dhanush proves that he is a natural actor. His
performance in this movie will enthral the audience.
Anegan means "the man with many shadows", according to
Tamil poet Maanikkavaasagar, from his volume, Tiruvaasagam.
Dhanush's Present Life
Sony Music India purchased the audio rights of the soundtrack. A
track list, consisting of six songs from the film, was released by
Sony Music India on the 6th of November 2014.
Aishwarya Devan's Debut
Actress Aishwarya Devan was selected to play the second heroine
in the film. Actor Ashish Vidyarthi was also selected to play a
Ashish Vidyarthi yet again manages to impress with his strong
Main criticism this movie could attract is that the screenplay
could seem a tad confusing.
Karthik At His Best
Karthik has brought in all his experience to dish out a
'Failing' In Love
This movie being a romantic flick, is more about failing in love
rather than falling in it.
Back To The Future?
Though the subject this movie carries has been told before in
Tamil and Telugu films, KV Anand's different narration saves the
One From The Song
During the recording of Amudhan's song, K. V. Anand revealed
that the album was in its final stages of recording and that each
song would be of a different dimension based on its situation in
Is Kaali The Best?
Dhanush will receive more accolades for his portrayal of the
character named Kaali.
Karthik At It Again
Karthik is all set to receive another award after a long time
for executing his character brilliantly in this movie.