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Amara Kaaviyam (Amara Kaviyam) Review

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    It is a big day in the life of Sathya, whose debut Tamil movie Amara Kaaviyam is releasing today (September 5). The movie is bankrolled by his elder brother and actor Arya. The film is directed by Jeeva Shankar and as the title suggests the film belongs to romantic genre.

    Arya has left no stone unturned to make Amara Kaaviyam a talk of the town. He wants to give a perfect launch for Sathya and he has done his best. From bringing in big names to the audio launch to innovative promotions, the actor-turned-producer has put in best efforts to make the film successful.

    Amara Kaaviyam is not set in the days of smart phones era rather when people expressed their love purely through letters. The story is set in 80s and it is about first love. The story mainly banks on the feelings of the teenage attractions like the adrenaline rush while talking to your crush the first time, the secret glances and shy smile.

    The story is inspired from a real life experience of director Jeeva Shankar. Sathya plays the role of Jeeva and Mia George will be seen in the character of his love interest named Karthika. It has Ghibran's music, which has left a good impact on the audience, and Suriya's editing. The director himself has taken the responsibility of the cinematography department. Now, let us see what the movie has to offer. Read on for the review...


    As I mentioned above, Amara Kaaviyam is set before the internet age. Jeeva and Karthika are in love since their childhood days. What made them fond of each other? The director has not answered it. Too much of liberty taken by the story writer has not helped the cause. Like in a usual story, the hero does not propose his love for his leading lady but it is vice-versa in this case. In fact, the heroine reveals her love to him when he tells her that his friend is in love with her. Their struggle to cope up with their emotions forms the remaining part of the story.

    Story Analysis

    The first half has nothing much to offer and only the teenage infatuation scenes episodes have been heavily loaded in the narration. The second half has some story to tell.

    Hero's Performance

    It is the second movie of Sathya after Puthagam. He looks cute and makes good impact. He emotes well as a short-tempered teenager.

    Heroine's Performance

    Full marks to Mia George, who has come out with flying colours. She is promising and way to go.

    Other Departments

    The biggest place point of the movie is the music scored by Ghibran. His background score gives life even to those dull moments in the movie. Cinematography by director Jeeva Shankar is nothing short of brilliance. However, the director has failed in churning out a poignant screenplay.


    Verdict: The pace of the movie and below-mark narration make Amara Kaaviyam from becoming a masterpiece as claimed by the makers of the movie!

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