Aarathu Sinam Movie Review Tamil Movie Review
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Runtime: 2 Hours 14 Minutes
Certificate: U
Released: 26-02-2016
Genre: Thriller, Crime
3 / 5.0



Aarathu Sinam is a remake of the Prithviraj starrer 2013 Malayalam film Memories, directed by Jeetu Joseph.


Arulnithi is an alcoholic cop and consuming alcohol acts as a healing touch to this bereaved person, whose wife, Aishwarya Rajesh and daughter becomes victims when he had an encounter with a dangerous culprit. However, he was an earnest cop in the beginning. Time passes by and once the police commissioner Radha Ravi, who empathizes with Arulnithi, and who is aware of his proficiency, asks Arulnidhi to expose a serial killer and put a full stop to the deaths of young married guys.

Star Performances

Arulnithi pulls off his character of a cop easily. He has a wooden face and is seen in heights of sadness in the later stages of the film. But even the emotionless person has a breaking point, right? Arulnithi excels in a scene where he melts down. Ishwarya Rajesh, though has a minimal role, impresses us, and she looks lovely in the movie. Aishwarya Dutta doesn’t have any significant role. Radha Ravi has a powerful role, and he excels in it. Robo Shankar disappoints us with his comedy while Tulasi is quite ok.


Director Arivazhagan, who debuted with the critically-acclaimed flick Eeram, has not relied on the original too much, and the tweaks that he has made to this film are appreciable. The movie takes place in Madurai. 

What’s there?

  • The execution of the movie is commendable, and it’s treatment my director Arivazhagan is completely loyal to its genre. 
  • The movie is engrossing right from the beginning to the end.
  • The story of Jeethu Joseph is one of the fortes of the movie.
  • The second half is thoroughly engrossing. 
  • The plot, which is quite novel to the Tamil audience, is refreshing. 
  • The cinematography of Aravind Singh is convincing. 
  • BGM of Thaman is of exceptional quality.
  • Rajesh Kannan’s editing complements with the tempo of Aarathu Sinam.
  • Fight scenes are not exaggerated.
  • There is no unwanted inclusion of romantic songs in the movie. 

What’s not there?

  • The serial killer’s character could have been etched in a better manner.
  • Sometimes, the dialogues fail to strike the right chord.
  • The comic element doesn’t act for the movie. 
  • Sometimes, we feel that we see a serial.


Aarathu Sinam should be appreciated for the earnest effort of reaching out a crime film to the
Tamil audience.