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Movie Review: ‘Arrambam’

Chakpak | November 04, 2013, 14.03 pm IST

‘Ashok’ (Ajith), with the help of ‘Maya’ (Nayanthara), kidnaps ‘Arjun’ (Arya), a technical expert to help him with his plan of crashing the network of a media group.

Meanwhile, Arjun becomes aware of the fact that Ashok had a hand in the Mumbai serial blasts. However, he is unable to do anything about it as he is in a 'catch 22' situation as he and his girlfriend ‘Maya’ (Tapsee) are in Ashok’s custody.

Even while obeying Ashok's orders, Arjun hatches a plan to trap Ashok and get him into the custody of the police team led by ‘Prakash’ (Kishore).

But Arjun changes his mind and decides to help Ashok once he gets to know about Ashok’s past.

The duo then embarks on a mission and realizes that the Minister is planning to cheat the country in a much bigger level. The racy climax forms the rest of Arrambam.

Cast: Ajith, Arya, Nayanthara, Taapsee, Atul Kulkarni, Mahesh Manjrekar

Direction: Vishnuvardhan

Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja

Story Review:

It is a thrill-a-minute story and the film revolves around Ajith. Action is the central theme and it is visualized in a stylish manner. Also, it seems to be a time for multi-starrers and the duo of Ajith and Arya add value to the film.

It must be said the director has banked on action sequences and has been rewarded for the same.


It is Ajith all the way. To his credit, he takes up a challenge to do film without any romance, duets, and comes up trumps. Thala walks away with the honours with a stylish and solid performance. The actor impresses with his dare-devil stunts, which are a highlight.

Arya deserves a pat on his back for his neat performance. The heroines -- Nayanthara and Tapsee have played their parts to a 'T' while Telugu actor Rana Daggubati is the surprise package as Ajith's friend.

Kishore, Atul Kulkarni, Suma Ranganathan, Akshara Gowda who are part of an extended cast, have done justice to their roles.

Director Vishnuvardhan has made best use of writers Suba.

Vishnuvardhan and Ajith have been a successful team in Billa and have scored again with this film. However, it should be said that Yuvan Shankar Raja's songs don't match the expectations though the BGM is on par.

Watch the movie for:

·         Ajith

·         Script

You can skip the movie for:

·         Lengthy flashback

·         If you aren't an Ajith fan

The film will not disappoint the average viewer despite not living up to the hype and hoopla.


Ajith's 'Arrambam' stills

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