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Arai En 305il Kadavul

Posted by harino1 on May 5, 2008

Director Simbhudevan has pulled it off. Expectations would be normally high on directors on their next when they render a blockbuster in their first. Many had faltered before. Only a handful has made it. Simbhudevan has managed to render a movie that is convincing and appealing.

‘Arai En 305il Kadavul’, produced by Shankar’s S Pictures, is totally a different one from Simbhudevan’s maiden venture (Imsai Arasan). While Imsai…was loaded with comedy and one-liner, Arai En is sentimental, emotional and conveys a strong message.

Simbhudevan has taken a complex theme and tried his best to make it crisper and easily understood by the common man. He has partially managed to win the battle.

The movie revolves around two Rasu (Santhanam) and Mokka (Ganja Karuppu), both unemployed and living in a mansion. Irked by their rent arrears, mansion manager (M S Bhaskar) throws them out.

When they blame the God for their fate, the Almighty (Prakash Raj) himself appears to their surprise and assures that he would help them. He stays with them for a week however with a condition that Rasu and Mokka should not reveal his identity. 

The good-for-nothing friends come to know that it is all due to a ‘Galaxy box’ the God is able to control the whole world. They steal it and make him an ordinary human being. However, as days go on, the Almighty teaches them a lesson or two. 

Santhanam and Ganja Karuppu, both graduates from playing comical roles to the hero. Having understood the complexity of their character, they deliver the output well. They both manage to leave their screen presence well. Simbhudevan deserves pat for etching out their characters well. 

Prakash Raj as God is terrific. He is the scene stealer in the movie whose performance deserves an appreciation in every scene. Jyothirmayi and Madhumitha are adequate.

Love thy fellow beings preach the God. In today’s strife-torn world, the much needy message is thoroughly conveyed by the director. Vidyasagar’s music and re-recording add strength to there film.

Three cheers to Shankar for taking courage to produce a film with a complex film. Treading a difficult path, Simbhudevan has walked with courage and comes out in flying colours.

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