Movie Review : Ayalaan

Ayalaan cast & Crew


Sivakarthikeyan, Rakul Preet Singh, Karunakaran, Yogi Babu, Sharad Kelkar, Isha Koppikar, Banupriya, Balasaravanan and many others
Technical Crew

Written and directed by R. Ravikumar
 Music Composed by A.R.Rahman
Cinematography by Nirav Shah
Edited by Ruben
Production Design – T Muthuraj
Stunt - Anbariv
VFX – Bejoy Arputharaj, Phantom FX
Sound Design - Sync cinema
Sound Mixing - Rajakrishnan
Choreography – Ganesh Acharya, Paresh Shirodkar, Sathish Krishnan
Costume Design – Pallavi Singh, Neeraja Kona
Lyrics – Vivek, Madhan Karky
PRO - Suresh Chandra, Rekha D’one
Creative Promotions - BeatRoute
Poster Design – Gopi Prasannaa
DI - Redchillies.color
Colorist - Ken Metzker
Produced by KJR Studios
Executive Producer- T Ezhumalaiyan

Sivakarthikeyan plays a youth who lives in a village with his mother.  He loves Nature and has deep compassion for animals and all earth forms.  He goes to the city to eke out a better living when the going gets tough in the village. 

There he meets a science lover played by Rakul Preet, who also shares similar qualities as him. He also befriends  Karunakaran and Yogi Babu who run a surprise events venture.

By a quirk of fate, they encounter an Alien (Mathimaaran), who has descended on earth to save it from the greedy corporate guy ( Sharad Kelkar) and his assistant ( Isha Koppikar), who are  creating mayhem on earth by tunneling to the core of the earth for a rare fuel.

The alien wants to stop them, and x save the planet but in the process gets caught himself.  What happens next?

The film works on several levels. As a sci- fi entertainer, the very expressive alien with ca sense of humor,  impresses with superb expressions, body language and voice ( of actor Siddharth).  The vfx portions, are top notch which leads to a
 good viewing experience. For once an alien is shown as out to save the world and not destroy it, which works well for the film.

Sivakarthikeyan delivers a neat performance, his usual wit intact  but this time with also an added layer of emotions, innocence and oneness with Nature, which establishes a clos link with the alien abd furthers the story.

The scenes betwen the alien and his human friends are entertaining, with Yogi Babu and Karuna adding to the fun with their oneliners.
Kids will no doubt love the portions where the alien shows his magical powers 

Sharad Kelkar does full justice his role as does Isha Koppikar who shines with her action scenes.  Rakul looks pretty and is aptly cast, acting as a bridge between the alien and the various science projects she is a part of in various scenes.

The film is visually rich but AR Rahman's bgm and songs don't really create much of an impression.  The film could do with a bit of editing, to bring down the longish run time. A deeper connect between Sivakarthikeyan and the  alien and more of fun scenes could have made it even more enjoyable.

On the whole however,  Ayalaan with its slick making,  good performances, seamless  vfx, messaging sans preaching, fun elements and clean content, seems just the right festival entertainer for family audiences and kids. 


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