Thiruvannamalai Reviewby MyMazaa.com
Arjun is known for his 'mass hero' themes and Robinhood kind of films. So are the movies churned out by director Perarasu. What when the two come together? A racy entertainer loaded with punch dialogue and stunts. So is ‘Thiruvannamalai’. However the movie seems to be a rehash of several films of the past including few movies of Perarasu.
A youth fighting against injustice in the society is what all films of Perarasu talk about. No different is his ‘Thiruvannamalai’, where the peppy songs, numerous stunt sequences and cameo by Perarasu, all find a place.
Arjun plays a good samaritan, who runs a cable channel in Kumbakonam. He is the centre around which the whole plot revolves. He dances, tries his hand at comedy and flexes his muscles. Donning a dual role, he is right there in almost every frame. Pooja Gandhi, who acted opposite Karan in ‘Kokki’, is back to play a typical Tamil heroine. Running mad behind the hero in romance and shake her leg in skimpy costume for a couple of songs. The villain Sai Kumar as corrupt politician is too loud. There are scores of other artistes including Karunaas, Periyar Dasan among others.
Easwaran (Arjun) is upright and honest youth, who runs a local cable channel in Kumbakonam. He is known to fight for the cause of the society and the common man. He enters into fisticuff with local MLA (Sai Kumar) after he exposes his corrupt and greedy ways through his cable TV channel. Fearing trouble, his mom takes him to a saint in Thiruvannamalai. The Swami resembles Arjun. Sequence of events forces them to swap places. The soft-spoken Swami tries to sort all issues through non-violent means (Gandhian philosophy). Did he succeed in his endeavors or was he forced top use his arms forms the climax.
Though the screenplay and script are quick-paced, several sequences sans logic fails to attract attention. But for loyalists of Perarasu, the film will be a celebration. There are punch dialogue and racy numbers courtesy Srikanth Deva.
Produced by Kavithalaya, the movie would be lapped up by front-benchers.