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Directed by : Alphonse Putharen, Shameer Sultan, Mohit Mehra, Lokesh Kanagaraj, Guru Smaran

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Aviyal is an anthology feature film of five fun-filled, entertaining stories.


“This anthology is worth a watch!”

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Aviyal is an impressive potpourri of 4 short films belonging to different classes.

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the movie by itself is being divided into 4 parts, with a small preface.

1) Preface
This one wasn't hard worked but it was well written. That little suspense sustained till the end worked well. Dialogues were hard hitting and were relatable in specific to engineers :D
This preface just managed to make us sit straight as we walk into the actual content of the movie.

2) Sruthi
What started off as a clichéd boy-meets-girl-eventually-falls-in-love kinda film, was spiced up all thanks to some hilarious performances by the male protagonist & his friend and also the female lead :D Although the conceptualization was too alien for the general audience liking, the way it was executed with no vulgarity whatsoever, is definitely laudable IMO. Though

3) Kalam
This was easily the best among the lot IMO. Starts off in an interesting premise based on filmmaking with good laughs sprinkled here and there, turned into an action premise thanks to lots of interesting twists within the stipulated screen time. Kudos to the maker and cast as well. Editing & cinematography deserves special mention. Had a completely convincing and unexpected ending too which worked well.

4) Kanneer Anjali
What could've been a laugh riot was turned into a mere joke sadly. Amateur execution, distracted plot, uninteresting scenes, average performances. This had everything that a perfect short film shouldn't have. Plot was deliberately tweaked here and there just to look versatile. The horror-comedy didn't really work out barring a very few riotous one liners here and there.

5) Eli
Featuring the most star studded cast and crew of the entire lot, what Alphonse Putheran tried throughout was nothing but an intelligent screenplay but nothing more. Trademark Alphone Putheran touches were nowhere to be found. Like intelligent cuts, interesting execution, intriguing BG score, etc. Barring the out of the blue ending, nothing worked the right way to be honest.

The problem with these short films was actually neither the making nor the brainchild. But only the articulation of content. Yes this is an anthology and you can't expect a fluid narration of the same. But I don't think this genre will go down well with the majority of the audience. But talking about the meritorious aspect of the movie as a whole, the score indeed keeps ticking in spite of a couple of sloppy moments here and there. Watch at your own risk.

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