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Aaranyam means forest in Tamil. And yes, the film takes place in a forest. There is also the tagline for the film: Discover the heaven! Is it heaven or hell?
The hero is a thief, who does robbery along with his friends. But he too has a good heart; after enjoying, he gives back the balance money to the innocent people from whom he looted. The heroine happens to take a photo of his loot and updates it in FB. Eventually, romance brews between the hero and heroine. The couple goes to a forest (hell or heaven??) to spend their leisure time. Well, what happens next? Yes, the couple observe some strange happenings in the forest. The couple takes the effort of complaining to the police for obvious reasons. What the police do? What are the gory truths that the forest unveils? Watch the flick to find out.
The flick is extensively shot in the dense forest of Thailand and South India. Since the movie revolves around a forest, it will surely attract the audience who prefer thriller movies. But the main concern is whether the film has satisfied their taste. And yes, it does in bits and pieces. We expect a lot from thriller films, but, unfortunately, Aranyam doesn’t keep your adrenaline running. The romance element in the flick may also attract the audience.
The flick has newbies including Neeraja Shaji, Ram and Sri Hema. They have come with a neat performance, and it is surprising that they are newcomers. Ilavarasu and Singamuthu have also delivered well.
1. S R Ram, the music director, has done a wonderful job, and his background score is too good. At the times of danger lurking the music complements well with the mood. This is indeed an asset to the movie since movies of such genre mainly thrive on music.
What’s not there?
1. The second half will test your patience.
2. Kuberji could have presented the film in a much better fashion.
3. The comedy is not up to the mark.
Aaranyam is not a bad attempt. In fact, the reception for thriller movies have been heartening of late, and Aranyam can be watched once.
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