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  • Yennai Arindhaal movie review

    Rakesh Reddy (652 DM Points)

    Desimartini | Updated - February 06, 2015 10:24 AM IST
    3.7DM (3535 ratings)

    Verdict - GVM has brought out an actor out of a star called Ajith. Overall, a rehash of GVM's previous COP movies in his own subtle narration style.

    Yennai ArindhaalWatch trailerRelease date : May 22, 2015

    Ok, GVM is back with his most favorite genre, a cop based thriller film. Finally, the films gets to hit the theatres after a few delays, thanks to the 'Thursday sentiment' of the producer. The film had huge expectations for obvious reasons and if you ask me if it lived up to the hype, I would say yes, with a trademark subtle GVM style smile.

    Yennai Arindhaal is a story of a 13 year old boy and his journey called 'Life'. The story is narrated by this boy and he takes you through his school days, undercover cop days and his love life packed in a neat revenge based drama in a typical GVM's non linear style of storytelling.

    First, Ajith had to be appreciated for shedding his mass star image and totally surrendering to GVM and his story. He was birlliant as a responsible cop, a loving father, a good friend and a mature better half. He showed varied emotions and the facial expresions were subtle, giving more importance to dialogues. Ajith looked classy in his typical 'Salt & Pepper' style and it was good to see him in black dyed hair as well. He gets more scope to showcase his acting abilities and he accepts it with both hands.

    GVM has simply put all his previous stories in a mixer grinder and the result is Yennai Arindhaal, except for the casting. You can see flavours of Vettaiyadu Velayadu and Kakha Kakha, of course and with a slight Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaaya & Vaaranam Ayiram seasoning. Yeah, he forgot Minnale, i guess. However, the execution was perfect, even this time. Multiple stories, a slow screenplay in the 1st half, a solid villain, a subtle hero, emotionally strong women, emotions and there is everything you can expect from a GVM's movie. The dialogues were top class too.

    Technically, Yennai Arindhaal is brilliant. Cinematography by Dan was top notch. Every frame was carefully etched and the overall color tone of the film gave a warm feeling. He used the lighting to the best use and camera angles and positioning gives you a first person feeling in every scene. Editing was good and the cuts were smooth. But, lot of scenes could have been binned to bring down the running time, especially a couple of songs. But, thats GVM's style, he takes his own sweet time to get into the story.

    Harris Jayraj's music too follows GVM's footsteps. You will get a nostalgic feeling while listening to the songs. BGM was top class and compliments every frame and helps you to get into the scene and experience it, especially the chase/action sequences.

    Performance wise, Ajith was terrific but he still needs to do his homework on his emotional side. He acted too hard to bring out tears, which didnt look good on screen. Trish looks very pretty and her eyes speaks volumes. Anushka's role was totally unnessecary, though she was good in her role with an everlasting sweet smile. Vivekh comes up with his witty one liners but definitely not his best ones. Parvathy Nair did her part in a daring character. But the talk of the town is Arun Vijay. He is fit, athletic and brimming with acting talent. He gives that energetic angle, in an otherwise subtle storyline. Definitely a lifetime best performance by Arun Vijay, thanks to the director for giving equal scope for baddies as well.

    And I almost forgot the little kid, who plays Ajith's daughter. She will steal your heart with her sweet innocent smile. Beware! And the veteran Nasser as a caring broad minded parent will remind you of 'Father' Surya from Varanam Ayiram.

    Overall review:

    Though Yennai Arindhaal is a mix of few older films, its still a new experience. First half is a little slow and it takes ages to get into the plot, but once it does, the 2nd half races towards the finish line, with some stellar performances by Ajith & Arun Vijay. Their one-on-one dialogues and the mind games will keep you glued to your seats. It is a typical GVM film with not many mass moments for the fans but still it keeps you entertained. Yennai Arindhaal is Ajith's best, performance wise and a career defining one for Arun Vijay. Definitely not an original screenplay or story but GVM has come up with a clean family entertainer.

    The only issues being the overall runtime, which was close to 3 hours. A cut here and there would have made the screenplay in the first half more tighter. An intro song for Anushka was totally not required and same goes to her character.Yennai Arindhaal sans Anushka, does not make a huge difference.

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