If there is a movie with Samuthirakani playing the lead role, then the audience can expect a high dosage of social messages in it. It has almost become the norm in Samuthirakani’s films and since they are relevant, it doesn’t bore you often.
Director Thamira’s Aan Devathai deals with a clichéd script and a few interesting characters. The film talks about the importance of compromise in a married relationship. The film stars Samuthirakani and Ramya Pandian in lead roles alongside Radha Ravi, Ilavarasu and Kaali Venkat in supporting roles.
Aan Devathai, the title itself sounds intriguing. Mostly, when people hear the word Angel, they immediately associate it with a woman. The title suggests that a man can also be considered an angel in someone’s life.
The film starts off with Elango (Samuthirakani and Jessie (Ramya Pandian) struggling to take control of their life after the birth of their two kids. They lead a hard life by struggling to make ends meet.
After a few years, Elango brings up the topic of one parent being at home to take care of the children.
However, Jessie, being a career-driven woman that she is, puts her foot down to say that she will not be a stay-at-home parent and leads a life that she dreamt of.
Elango agrees to be a house husband to take care of the children’s needs. Since he spends most of the time with the children, his relationship with his wife Jessie goes for a toss. They often fight for the silliest of things.
One day, a fight breaks between Elango and Jessie and the former decided to leave home with his daughter. Will Elango and Jessie reconcile? Will their family have a happy ending? The film’s proceedings answer these questions.
Though it is good to see Thamira taking up the concept of house husband, he didn’t write a screenplay so well to back it up. The predictable storyline will test your patience and leave you depressed in a few portions.
Samuthirakani and Ramya Pandian’s performances are nuanced and they convey the struggles of Elango and Jessie perfectly.
Director Thamira’s dialogues in parts reek of realism and it could easily help the audience connect with the characters. It’d have been nice if the director to have made the story a little progressive and preach that there is nothing wrong to be a house husband.
Vijay Milton’s cinematography and the rustic tones he had used have helped the story exceptionally well.
However, Aan Devathai could have been more engaging if Thamira had incorporated some interesting moments as part of the screenplay. If you like family-dramas, then Aan Devathai can be watched.