Film Review: Yaanai
The much awaited Arun Vijay and director Hari combo, Yaanai released on July 1st.
The film is a story of how a young man, Ravi (Arun Vijay), will go to any lengths to protect his family from harm. When a man is killed and his family is targetted in revenge, Ravi goes all out to save the family honor.
The film has all the typical elements of a Hari movie, with action scenes, family sentiments, an ace line-up of a stellar supporting cast (with actors Samuthirakani, Radhika Sarathkumar, Ramachandra Raju, Yogi Babu,Jayabalan,Bose Venkat, Aishwarya, Imman Annachi, Pugazh, Ammu Abhirami and others) a good romantic track (Priya Bhavani Shankar aces her scenes as a village girl, in her sceond outing with Arun Vijay), and a comedy track.
For Arun Vijay who was seen mostly in city based roles, the film is a solid outing in a rural avatar and the fine actor he is, flexes his muscles literally in the hi -octane action scenes and shows his histronic range in the emotional ones. Its a solid Arun Vijay show all the way in a rustic fiery yet emotional avatar.
GV Prakash unites again with Hari to give a stable score to this hi-octane, emotional rural drama aimed at family audiences, with well choreographed action scenes, ace visuals capturing the rural landscape by Gopinath and superb editing by Antony.
Arun Vijay – PRV Ravichandran
Priya Bhavani Shankar – Jeba Malar
Samuthirakani – PRV Ramachandran
Bose Venkat – PRV Sivachandiran
Sanjeev – PRV Jeyachandran
Yogi Babu – Jimmy
Rajesh - PR Veerapandian
Ramachadra Raju – Lingam & Pandi (Double Act)
Adukalam Jeyabalan – Samuthiram
Thalaivasal Vijay – Jacob
Pugazh - Parattai
Story, Screenplay, Dialogues, Direction – Hari
Producer – Vedikkaranpatti S.Sakthivel
Production – Drumsticks Productions
Cinematographer – Gopinath
Music – GV Prakash Kumar
Editing – Anthony
Art Director – Michael
Songs – Snehan, Ekadasi, Arivu, Director Hari
Dance – Baba Baskar, Dheena
PRO – Sathish (AIM)