First things First! Achamundu Achamundu carries best and top-notch technical qualities. Well, this flick has the credits of pioneering the 'Red One Camera" for the first time in Indian Film Industry.
Set in the backdrop of New Jersey, Senthil (Prasanna) leads an happy life with good job. Indeed, his family life is picture-perfect, with a lovable wife (Sneha) and charming-cute girl child Rithu (Akshaya). But terror strikes their house when a professional painter Robinson (John Shea) arrives. He"s a psychotic paedophile. Well, this family is so innocent that they aren"t aware of his evil intentions. But when they"re exposed to truth, it"s too late. Will Senthil be able to save his kid from the clutches of Robinson forms the crux of story.
Prasanna has done a middling performance. Nothing interesting on his part; he could have put-on a more interesting show. Sneha has done justice to her role of a typical South Indian housewife in the USA. Hollywood Actor John Shea doesn"t come up with anything different. Akshaya Dinesh – the young girl enacting daughter's role is okay.
Looks like Arun Vaidyanathan seems to be inspired from German Classic M directed by Fritz Lang. There"s no 'Thriller" element in the film right from the beginning till the end. Everything is predictable in both the first and second half. Dialogues are monotonous, almost like Chetan Bhagath"s novel. The interesting bit is the graphical depiction of statistics on Child Abuse all over the World. Screenplay is not substantial and it naturally scatters away attention.
As mentioned earlier, 'Red One Camera" Technology is mind-boggling. Karthik Raja"s musical score is average, while Martio Humphrey"s background score and Kunal Rajan"s sound editing are commendable. These elements spell the eerie feel in certain sequences.
The film is tailored for niche class. For sure, there are no possibilities for the film surviving at box office, as it lacks mass appeal.
Final Take- Average
Production- Anand, Aasma, Arun Vaidyanathan, P. Seenivasan
Direction- Arun Vaidyanathan
Star cast- Prasanna, Sneha, John Shea, Akshaya Dinesh and others
Music- Karthik Raja
Cinematography- Chris and Denis
Editing- N.P. Satish
Sound Editor- Kunal Rajan
Release Date- July 17, 2009