Blood flows too freely
AN ENJOYABLE RIDE: Aaru
Cast: Surya, Thrisha, andAshish Vidyarthy.
Storyline: How the hero fights a dada with romance in the background.
Bottomline: Fast cuts and narration sustain the interest.
With fast cuts and tight narration director Hari makes Gemini Productions' "Aaru" an interesting affair. Also he has taken care to chisel each character. But he has failed to realise that an overdose of violence does not guarantee a huge audience.
Arumugam (Surya), `Aaru,' for short is the backbone of Nathan and Co, manned by dadas. Maha (Trisha) is bowled over by Aaru's style and falls in love. Things come to a head when Maha is kidnapped by an Andhra dada and the hero goes to her rescue. And he learns a few things about his bosses. How he fights them is shown with all the ingredients of a full-fledged entertainer. Only the violence could have been reduced.
Surya handles the role with confidence reminding one of Nanda at times. Trisha actually has little to do but the script cleverly camouflages it. Vadivelu's attempt at comedy as "Anniyan" Sumo succeeds only partially. Aiswarya as the slum girl impresses. Other artistes have done their work well. The dialogue, reflecting the slum milieu, is the strength of the film. But the foul words the characters use should have been avoided. Stunt director `Rockey' Rajesh gives a good account of himself. Devi Sri Prasad should have concentrated more on re-recording. Priyan's work is commendable. Produced by director Saran the film is written and directed by Hari.
S. R. ASHOK KUMAR
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