Film Review: Ariyavan
ARIYAVAN directed by Mithran K Jawahar hit the screens on March 3rd.
The film is the debut of Ishaaon and Marathi actor Pranali.
The story revolves around a racket to exploit young women. A goon ( Daniel Balaji) has a bunch of young recruits who lure women in the guise of love then make videos of intimate moments with them. After that the gang blackmails them into prostitution with hi fi clients, much against their will. When the heroine's (Pranali) friend gets affected, she goes to her rescue helped by her boyfriend ( Ishaaon). But the racket is much bigger than the duo imagined. Can they take these villains down?
The film has a noble intent at its core, namely to highlight that women have a latent power within them to fight against all odds and when they leave their fear behind and rally together, they can overthrow evil. They dont need a knight in shining armor to rescue them.
For the tall Ishaaon this is a good debut who excels in the action scenes and emotional ones as well. The pairing with Pranali looks good, especially in one song shot in Rajasthan. Pranali makes a mark with her performance in point as a girl with an innocent demeanour, yet strong within.
The rest of the cast has done a neat job. The music helps the screenplay which is racy. Ob the downside, its never really explained how the kabaddi player hero has a car and what exactly he does for a living. A bit more detailing of the racket would have added to the story.
Watch out for a surprise climax.
*HERO* ISHAAON( INTRODUCTION )
*HEROINE* PRRANALI ( INTRODUCTION )
*SUPPORTING ROLES* DANIEL BALAJI / SATHYAN / SUPERGOOD SUBRAMANI / RAMA / RAVI VENGATRAMAN / KALKI RAJA / NISHMA CHENGAPPA / RAMESH CHAKRAVARTHI
*SCREENPLAY & DIRECTION* MITHRAN R JAWAHAR
*CAMERA MAN* K.S. VISHNU SRI
*EDITING* M. THIYAGARAJAN
*SONG – MUSIC* JAMES VASANDHAN / VEDSHANKAR / GIRI NANDH
*VOCALS* HARIHARAN / K S CHITRA / HARICHARAN SESHADRI / VANDANA SRINIVASAN
*PRODUCED BY* MGP MASS MEDIA PRIVATE LIMITED
*EXECUTIVE MANAGER* ARANDHAI BALA
*EXECUTIVE PRODUCER* RAMESH CHAKKARAVARTI
*ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE PRODUCER* A. ANBU
*STORY * MAARISELVAN SU
*DIALOGUE* JEGA JEEVAN & MAARISELVAN SU
*LYRICS* MOHAN RAJAN / THAMAYANDHI
*DUBBING ENGINEER* K. SASIKUMAR – D.F. TECH
*ASSISTANT DIRECTOR* GOPI NAGARAJAN / S. ABINAYA / R. SARAVANA KUMAR / VIGNESH
*ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR* A. MUGILAN / RAJKANNA THAVASI
*CO-DIRECTOR* JEGA JEEVAN / MAARISELVAN SU
*COSTUME DESIGNER* MEENAKSHI SHREEDHARAN
*MAKEUP* M.N BALAJI / SANJU ( HERO ) / VIVEK ( HEROINE ) / NITIN WAGHMARE
*RE RECORDING* GIRI
*ART DIRECTOR* A. BALUMAHENDRA
*STUNTS* MAHESH MATHEW
*DANCE MASTER* ASHOK RAJA & M. SHERIF
*P.R.O* SATHISH KUMAR - SIVA (AIM)
*Background Score* VV & Team