There are no comments or disputes about the performance of the biggest lady star of the current generation as she has pulled out both Bhavani and Yamuna's character with elan. Kalaiyarasan is good and convincing in his role while Yogi Babu is at his usual best.
Director KM Sarjun seems to have got a great concept on paper and his design too would have convinced him during the writing phase.
Verdict: Airaa had the potential to be a gripping thriller but it fails to live up to expectations.
Airaa's strength lies in its second half, which showcases the story of Bhavani, who yearns for happiness in life. As grief-stricken Bhavani, Nayanthara is excellent and makes us empathise with her. Director Sarjun KM has dealt with a lot of social issues such as bullying, abuse, rape and many more in the second half.
Airaa starring Nayanthara in two roles aims to be a thrilling horror flick laden with many hidden messages.
The characters around Yamuna are also dull. You only have to see the way Yogi Babu’s character is treated to understand this. Given how terrific the Nayanthara-Yogi Babu combination was in Kolamaavu Kokila, it is all the more tragic.
The first half has two parallel story tracks, where incidents take place, but we are not shown the reasons, leaving us clueless. The camera movement and smooth editing also work in tandem to create that sense of confusion.
Verdict: Performances and Strong Technicalities make Airaa a watchable horror thriller.