Aata Arambham is the Telugu version of director Vishnuvardhan's Tamil film Aarambam. The movie, which has hit the screens today, is nothing, but glorification of Ajith Kumar's heroism. The director has laced a mediocre storyline with some rich production values and made it entertaining.
Aata Arambham is an action-packed entertainer with a few masala elements. Lead actors' performances are the main highlights in the movie. Vishnuvardhan's engaging screenplay and a few punch dialogues, Yuvan Shankar Raja's music and background score, Om Prakash's cinematography, stunning action and chase scenes, beautiful art direction and exotic locales are other attractions of the film.
Vishnuvardhan has chosen a cliched revenge drama, which is set in the backdrop of 26/11 serial blasts in Mumbai, and blended it with some of the very interesting twists and turns in it. He has very good grip over the tempo. He has loads of action and excitements in the first half of the film, which has a fast-paced narration. He has maintained the same pace in the second half too, but the climax is predictable.
Ashok Kumar (Ajith) is a former member of an Anti-Terrorist Squad. He is on a mission to expose a scam regarding faulty bullet proof jackets. Along with his lady love Maya (Nayanthara) and hacker Arjun (Arya), he starts his operation, he gets arrested by the police, when he is closer to achieve his goals. What happens next will form the crux of the story. Continue to read Aata Arambham movie review in the slideshow.
Ajith has played ex-ATS member, while Nayantara appears as his lady love. Both have delivered performances in Aata Arambham. The chemistry between the two is also good. Although he looks too old, he rocks you in the action scenes.
Arya has reprised the role of a hacker, who is kidnapped and allegedly forced to hack the government systems. He has given good performance. As his girlfriend, Taapsee Pannu impress you with her glamour. Their on-screen chemistry is a treat and is also one of the big assets of the film.
Rana Daggubati Has A Crucial Role In AA
Rana Daggubati has essayed a brief role, which is crucial for the story that revolves around his character. He appears as Ajith's friend in a flashback scene in the second half. With his good acting, Rana impress you in his brief presence. Others like Kishore, Suman Ranganathan, Mahesh Manjrekar, Atul Kulkarni have also done brilliant jobs.
AA Has Rich Production Values
Aata Arambham (AA) has sound production values. The director has tried his best to tap out best work from each technical departments. Yuvan Shankar Raja's music and background score, Om Prakash's cinematography, well-choreographed action and chase scenes and Sreekar Prasad's editing are the main attractions in technical front.
Aata Arambham Verdict
Overall, Aata Arambham is decent action entertainer that has everything to woo the Telugu audience. The film is sure to become a big hit at the Andhra Pradesh Box Office too.
Aata Arambham Production Team
Producer: Srinubabu G
Cast: Ajith Kumar, Arya, Rana Daggubati, Nayantara, Taapsee Pannu, Mahesh Manjrekar, Atul Kulkarni, Kishore and Suman Ranganathan
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematography: Om Prakash
Running Time: 157 minutes
Release Date: December 06, 2013