11 Oct 2019 02:10:00
Aruvam is a Tamil movie starring Catherine Tresa, Siddharth and Kaali Venkat in prominent roles. It is a drama directed by Sai Sekhar with S. Thaman as musician, forming part of the crew.
Aruvam movie review: Siddharth and Catherine Tresa’s supernatural thriller is too clumsy.
Jyoti (Catherine Tresa) is a pure-hearted girl who wouldn’t even hurt an ant. However, she thinks that she has a disability because she cannot smell. This ability of hers would have resulted in something tragic, which makes Jyoti think that she is not fit to lead a normal life.
It is because of this reason she pushes away Jagan (Siddharth) as she thinks she might cause problems in the future. Meanwhile, a bunch of goons headed by Kabir Duhan Singh is after Jyoti. Jagan who was a food security officer is also linked to it. What happens to Jyoti and Jagan forms the rest of the story.
Catherine Tresa appears in two different looks in Aruvam and she has displayed a neat performance. Though there is no scope for performance, she has done a decent job.
Siddharth as the honest Jagan is just an extension of his character from his previous film Sivappu Manjal Pachai. In this mass avatar, Siddharth has displayed his usual acting and we have no complaints at all.
Kabir Duhan Singh, who plays the villain, looks menacing and his toned physique is his advantage. It has come to his advantage in this film. However, his expressions are repetitive.
Director Sai Sekar has taken an exciting crux that could have been converted into a proper storyline. Aruvam could have been an interesting social commentary on food adulteration or a decent revenge drama.
For those who love cliches, Aruvam should be your pick. Filmmaker Sai Sekar seems to be a huge lover of cliches as he has loaded the screenplay with all the predictable stuff in a film.
Siddharth is an asset to any film that he signs. He gives his 100% and makes the character believable and convincing. As a food safety officer, Siddharth is perfect for the role.
The cinematography and editing in Aruvam are perfect for the mood of the film. Since the film turns into a supernatural thriller, the editing has turned out to be an impressive affair.
Aruvam has interesting storyline, but the film turned out to be too clumsy as it has a number of sub-plots which doesn’t create an impact to keep us hooked to the story.
Also, the film has some interesting subplots such as the food adulteration angle, but the director doesn’t make use of it. Instead, he chose a horror angle and diluted a prospective storyline.
Aruvam starring Siddharth and Catherine Tresa has the potential to become a solid revenge thriller. Due to predictable storyline and uninteresting plot twists, the film ended up as an underwhelming affair.