Tamil Movie Aaranyam Year 2015

Tamil Movie Aaranyam Year 2015


Director: Kuberji

Cast: Ram, Neeraja

Genre: Drama

Producer: Aaha Oho Productions

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Aaranyam is an incompetent thriller by debutant director Kuberji featuring a bevy of newcomers. The underwhelming staging of scenes, suspense-less plot twists, the cliched characterization of leads and the stereotyped supporting characters make Aaranyam one of the avoidable films to hit screens this year.

Ram is a not a kleptomaniac but he finds himself satisfied with petty robberies to make ends meet. When Ram decides to take his robbery to the next level with a peculiarly planned theft, Neeraja grabs him with his trousers down by shooting the entire process on her mobile phone. Here, comes the obvious in-your-face twist. Neeraja's father is a police inspector working in the local station where Ram resides. Neeraja passes the video to her father and Ram is locked behind the bars.

After Ilavarasu, who plays the father of Ram, rescues him from police station, Ram embarks to seek revenge on Neeraja. In his quest to settle scores with Neeraja, Ram robs her mobile phone.

The cat and mouse drama ensues for quite some time leaving the audience to take smoking breaks at occasional informal intervals. I'm pretty sure you must have already guessed the next plot twist. Neeraja gradually begins to feel sympathetic towards Ram and the couple falls in love with each other.

Neeraja's father, who is peeved by her relationship with Ram, hires contract killers to murder Ram and bring Neeraja back. The resulting consequences are narrated miserably through the rest of the story.

This sort of measure for measure, old-fashioned love-laced-with-revenge type stories are done to death in Tamil cinema. And yet, in 2015, we still have a film that comes right under our nose and sticks out as a sore thumb.

Apart from few middling performances, there is nothing to root for in Aaranyam, which is a terribly cliched film-making with overflowing banalities and caricatured characters.