Aadhi Bhagavan Review
Ameer Sultan's Aadhi Bhagavan has been in the making since two years. The film was delayed for one or the other reason and almost had disappeared from the memories of audience. But the right kind of promotions from the past several weeks drew the lost attention once again. Adding to that the trailers and posters of the film helped to generate good vibes around the movie. Aadhi Bhagavan, which is now Ameer's Aadhi Bhagavan after several Hindu groups raised objection over the original title, stars Jayam Ravi and Neetu Chandra in the lead roles.
It is an action movie, which is the second film in Asia which has used of Auro 3D audio technology after Kamal Hassan starrer Vishwaroopam. Read on to review to know what the film has to offer... Jayam Ravi has played the role of an out and out baddie Aadhi Shanmugam. He rules the underworld in Bangkok. Accidentally, he meets Karishma (Neetu Chandra) and falls for her in no time.
At this juncture, he gets into trouble with ruthless Reddy brothers of Andhra Pradesh. They want to kill him at any cost. During this juncture, he falls out with his boss played by Babu Anthony. The bad time continues with his mother played by Sudha Chandran sending him out of their home for all his crime activities. However, Aadhi decides to meet his lover Karishma's dad and visits to Mumbai where the story takes a twist. What happens next should be seen on-screen.
The strength of the story is undoubtedly the curiosity of twists and turns in story in Aadhi Bhagavan. The director has narrated a brilliant story without much errors. Though there are mistakes at many places, it did not affect the film to a large extent, as the film has an engaging subject in the Tamil flick.
Firstly, Jayam Ravi delivers his career best performance. Especially, in action scenes, he stuns the audience. He is well-supported by Neetu Chandra, as she too has given an excellent performance. Interesting part of the story is that her characterisation is not a regular one and she has attempted to impress with some action sequences.
When it comes to technical department, Yuvan Shankar Raja has done good job. Three of his songs - 'Oru thuli vishamai...', 'Agadam bagadam...' and 'Kaatriley nadanthene...' are good. His background score is also appreciable. K Devaraj's cinematography is praise worthy. Especially, he has brilliantly captured action scenes on his camera. However, Ahmed's editing is not up to mark.
Last but not least, Ameer Sultan's direction is good. He has tried his best to bring the best out of his team and has almost succeeded in it. Though there are minor issues in the story, those are ignorable as the film is entertaining.
Verdict: Aadhi Bhagavan should not be missed!
Tamil Best of 2018