AK Sajan's Asuravithu, which is a sequel to Stop Violence (2002 release, starring Prithviraj) is one of those 'done that several times' kind of film.
Considering that Asuravithu is a sequel to Stop Violence, the film has fallen short of the audience expectations. However, AK Sajan has succeeded in connecting both the films.
Asuravithu, like many other films of this genre is the same old story of an angry young man being pushed into the big bad world of the underworld. While Asuravithu starts off well, the pace of the film drops to a great extent in the second half.
Cinematography and action is good. However, Asuravithu disappoints, mainly because of the lacklustre of the script.
Don Bosco (Asif Ali) is a simple guy, who was abandoned by his mother and brought up by a priest (Baburaj). Don Bosco is the son of Saathan, who was killed along with Abbajis' (Vijayaraghavan) son.
Samvrutha Sunil plays the role of Marty, who owns a boat and has an exceptional ability of drawing sketches of suspects.
Asuravithu sketches the life of a nice and simple guy who turns into a notorious underworld criminal.
Asuravithu was a great chance for Asif Ali to make his mark in the film industry. Though Asif was brilliant in certain scenes in Asuravithu, he was not too convincing as the notorious and mean Don.
Samvrutha Sunil, who played the female lead and Don Bosco's love interest in the film was outstanding. Samvrutha is spontaneous, natural and lovable. IM Vijayan, the football hero does a good job of the small role that he was asked to perform. Baburaj is brilliant. All other actors have given a decent performance.
Overall, Asuravithu fails to deliver.