Aravaan (2012) Review Aggregator
Aravaan, the Tamil period film directed by Vasanthabalan, based on Su. Venkatesan’s novel Kaaval Kottam that stars Aadhi, Dhansika, Archana Kavi and Pasupathy in lead roles has been released. Critics seem to be divided in their opinions on the film.
Rediff finds the film brilliant: “This is not the usual commercial fare, although it does come with the regulation songs and fight sequences. There’s precious little of masala in Aravaan, which is, if the phrase can be used, a labour of love that brings 18th century southern Tamil Nadu to life. Its pacing is slow, and it doesn’t end the way most mainstream movies do. But this only makes it a much better film.”
Sify thinks of it as being agonizingly slow: “The director has the means, but seems to lack the imagination required to pull off what he set out to achieve. A crisper script and a lighter directorial hand is missing here. Alas, it is an action film without any of the fun and excitement that ought to go with it.”
Galatta sounds like it has found the perfect watch this weekend: “The main highlight of the film is there are no unwanted characters; kudos to Vasanthabalan for a making such an intense drama which no other filmmaker could even dare to attempt. Overall if you are fed up of regular commercial drama, Aravan is a perfect watch for this weekend!”
Tags: Aadhi, Aravaan, Archana Kavi, Dhansika, Pasupathy, Vasanthabalan