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Arya Review

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By: Settu Shankar
Saturday, August 11, 2007
After attempting at making films with an equal mix of commercial and artistic aspects with Love today and Thulli Thirindha Kaalam, director Balashekaran has succumbed to making a movie that is an all out commercial entertainer. The film keeps one of the edges of his senses for its entire three-hour period. He has combined romance, comedy and action all into the film in the right proportions.

Madhavan, Bhavana and Prakash Raj play the roles well thus lifting the entire quality of the film. Their performances in the film make it a time pass entertainer. The story is nothing new - a path taken many a time by many a film director.


Deepika (Bhavana) is an arrogant rich girl studying in Chennai Medical College. She acts very intimidating and is feared in the college campus. She even is feared by the college authorities because she is the sister of a local don Kaasi (Prakash Raj). She got a seat in the college after Kaasi killed a merit student with the same name in front of the education minister

Arya (Madhavan) is a final year college student who is studying in the college on transfer from Coimbatore. He is a very peaceful and quite person who doesn't get aroused. On his first day in college, Deepika pulls him up because he didn't wish her and because he parked his bike next to her car in the parking lot.

In retaliation to Arya's contempt of her, she kidnaps Arya's sister. Arya retaliates and fights back without buckling under the pressure. Deepika falls in love with Arya and wishes to marry him, something which Arya doesn't want taking her gangster background into consideration. But she gets her brother to force to adopt to the rowdy lifestyle and get along with her.

The fast moving script and the director's professional approach to the film makes the film a worthwhile watch. Some of the scenes in the film with Vadivelu are confusing but they have ben met with applause. The comedian's scenes with Bhavana give one a good laugh. Madhavan's energy and comic sense in the film is very good.

After Run, this in Madhavan's next action flick. Bhavana's role in the film is similar to that of Vijayashanthi's in Superstar Rajinikanths Mannan. The romance between Arya and Deepika is played out weal in the film. Bhavana handles her role in the film with ease and sensitivity. Prakash Raj's comedy reminds one of his role in Gilli. Devam and Tejashree have acted well in the film.

The music of the film composed by Mani Sharma is one of the film's highlights. The opening song featuring Tejashree has been picturised extremely well. Jilendra Theeye - the dream song in the film - is a peppy romantic melody. The camera work done by cameraman KV Guhan is excellent. Watch the movie if you don't want to use your brains.

Verdict: Hot and tasty Masala!


Cast: Madhavan, Bhavana, Prakash Raj, Tejasree, Vadivelu
Cinematography: KV Guhan
Music: Mani Sharma
Script&Direction: Balashekaran
Producers: Manoj Kumar, Vijay Anandha

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