3.4 2,131 Ratings

Directed by : Sundar C

Release Date : | Length : 156 Minutes

  • Critics Rating 3.1/5
  • MJ Rating 2.7/5
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“Aranmanai relies solely on its capable cast for survival and manages to garner a few weak laughs and scares. For those terrified of the horror genre, this movie is a safe bet. ”

Aranmanai Credit & Casting

Hansika Motwani

Aranmanai Audience Review

Doesn’t Frighten.

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Rated 2.0 / 5
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Aranmanai's story is a mix of many horror films and supernatural thrillers. Selvi (Hansika) is killed by a gang of thieves. How she gets a human form and her path to revenge is the main story.

Headlining the cast is Sundar C., along with Santhanam, Vinay Rai and Andrea. If Vinay Rai is excited or about to die, his face or body language changes not a bit. On the other hand, Hansika manages to speak a few lines in a non-glamorous role. Andrea, as usual, is sensual. Kovai Sarala and Manobala's scenes are hilarious followed by a string of trying-to-scare scenes that do not ever raise an eyebrow from the audience. Nithin Sathya, Santhanam and Sundar C., fall for Raai Laxmi. Sundar C., walks away with the lady and her charm in the end. Sundar's partly decent writing and direction somehow make the film watchable.

The director's idea of casting Hansika in her most demanding role so far in Tamil cinema has to be appreciated. Hansika cries, takes revenge, and makes angry and sad faces, everything in one film. All Bharathwaj, the composer, does is increase the volume. Music and CG work which are supposed to awaken the fear bells in the audience are a big letdown.

Even in Santhanam's absence there is comedy, but the comedy is from the evil spirit in Hansika's form and Andrea's body. Plus amateurish graphic job is simply another 'comedy'.

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