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Comedy genre has been Sundar C's forte. His movies often had good stories with substantial amount of comedy sequences. Even his last few movies belonged to this genre. Now, the director is combining this skills with thrilling elements to chalk out a horror-comedy movie in the form of Aranmanai.
The director is certainly testing waters to know how the audience will react to his new attempt Aranmanai. After working with most of the current big names in the industry, he has opted for the movie that does not have a big hero in the movie rather it solely banks on a few popular actresses like Hansika Motwani, Lakshmi Rai and Andrea Jeremiah.
Aranmanai has UK Senthil Kumar's cinematography and Bharathwaj's music. NB Srikanth is the editor of the movie, which is produced by Dinesh Karthik. The Tamil movie is getting a big release as it is releasing in 325+ screens in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Read on for the review...
The title tells you enough about the movie's settings. Aranmanai is set in a palace. Murali (Vinay Rai) and Madhavi (Andrea) come to a village to sell their ancestral palace. All the members from the family will soon join them as they all have stakes in it. People in the house starts disappearing mysteriously and Madhavi starts experiencing the presence of evil power in the mansion.
Her brother Ravi (Sundar C) takes the responsibility of solving the mystery. A flashback takes us to the key part of the story, which throws light on Selvi, the character played by Hansika Motwani in the Tamil flick. Will Sundar C be able to discover who is behind the mysteries? Who plays the evil spirit? You should watch the movie to get answers to these questions. Continue reading the Aranmanai movie review on the slideshow...
In the first half, we are told that there is a ghost in the house. The second half is all about its revenge. The director has given more importance to comedy parts in the first half, the second half belongs to spine-chilling moments.
Hansika Motwani stuns your with her outstanding performance. Andrea gives scary moments in the movie with her looks. They both have equal screen presence.
Lakshmi Rai mesmerises with her glamour avatars and breaks funny bones of the audience. Manobala, Kovai Sarala and Santhanam are apt in their roles. Sundar C has a key role in the movie and he impresses the audience even though he has underplayed his role along with Vinay Rai's character .
Karthik Raja's background score gets cent marks. The music has to constantly juggle between horror and comedy sequences. In the end, his BGM works big time. Bharadwaj's songs are okay but the placements of the songs are not appreciated. The technical department has put in lots of hard work and the result is there to see. The drawback of the movie is that the songs work as speed breakers.
Verdict: Sundar C's story may not be unique but it definitely has elements to keep the audience engaged throughout the movie. It is complete engaging entertainer.