Aadhi Bhagavan review

Aadhi Bhagavan is an upcoming Tamil action film written and directed by Ameer.


Jayam Ravi and Neetu Chandra play the lead roles in the film, which is being produced by DMK politician J. Anbazhagan and features music composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, cinematography by RB Gurudev and K. Devaraj and editing by Ram Sudharsan. It is the second film in Asia to make use of Auro 3D audio technology.

Story, Direction, Screenplay: Ameer
Produced by J. Anbazhagan
Star Cast: Jayam Ravi as Aadhi Shanmugam, Neetu Chandra as Karishma, Sudha Chandran, Saiju Kurup, Karuna, Babu Antony, Ameer, Sakshi Shivanand
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematography: K. Devaraj
Editing: S. P. Ahmed
Studio: Anbu Pictures
Release date: February 22, 2013


Aadhi Bhagawan marks the fifth association of the AmeerYuvan combo and this flick has been branded as a Mafioso Love story.

Jayam Ravi sports stylish beards and a rugged look in general while Neetu Chandra is his pair. The audio of this movie was launched recently in Toronto, Canada in a grand Yuvan concert.


The love story slowly grows in the first half and we get to know Jayam Ravi’s character a bit more in depth; things like how he has had a recent fall out with his boss Baby Antony and how his mother Sudha Chandran is not in agreement with his job and hence has banished him from her home. Meanwhile, he proposes to Neetu Chnadra and the latter wants him to go to India to meet with her father. All is not what it seems; Ravi realizes he is being hunted down in India for a lookalike (who is also a eunuch) because bad people who are against the eunuch wants to use him to get even with their enemies.


One of the main grouses you will have after (or while) watching the movie is that despite such convoluted drama and numerous events, the movie fails to capture your fancy. Ridden with plot holes as huge as a truck to drive through it, the movie does not have a moment of logic in it. Hence, you do not tend to enjoy what is happening on screen.

That is sad because Jayam Ravi’s stunt scenes are extremely good. The stunt choreography stands out but that is all there is to it unfortunately.

Jayam Ravi has toiled hard for the movie and it is evident scene after scene. He makes his character somewhat credible despite its sketchy writing.  He plays a eunuch in the second half that only looks contrived than anything else. This movie will be an addition to his profile to showcase his multi-faceted acting skills but that’s largely in vain because of the film’s overall performance. Neetu Chandra as Karishma is good looking but her crouching-tiger-hidden-dragonesque stunt sequences with Jayam Ravi are nothing more than comic relief. Suffice to say, the other actors in the movie, Sudha Chandran and Babu Antony have done their jobs adequately.

Technical Analysis

Cinematography is good and all the songs are well-shot in the beautiful locations. Yuvan Shankar Raja’s background score is appealing. Dialogues are fine. Ameer’s direction is very good. While there are few loopholes in the first half, the screenplay by Ameer covered it with decent pace in the second half. Editing work by S.P.Ahmed could have been better. Production values are standard.

Aadhi Bhagavan Poster-5


Ameer in Aadhi Bhagavan is an action entertainer but the story line is new to Kollywood. The script had few clichés in the first half while the execution is outstanding.

Director Ameer’s hard work can be seen clearly on screen and he has done more than decent job. Jayam Ravi’s character initially was designed well and it justifies the title as the protagonist loves taking risks, challenges with loads of bravery.

First half though having some slow pace, the interval block of the movie is really appealing. Second half of the movie is really well executed and Jayam Ravi steals the entire show with his performance. The climax is abrupt and extremely predictable.


Jayam Ravi yet again does an energetic role in the movie. His hard work for 2 years can be seen on screen. Jayam Ravi completely changed his physique for this movie he looked dashing throughout the movie.

Neetu Chandra is quite glamorous as well as with some rough look in the film and she has done her role well as Karishma. Her chemistry with Jayam Ravi worked well.

Ameer and Sudha Chandran have done justice to their roles, Sakshi Sivanand is impressive in special appearance and others were adequate.

Final Verdict

The album sounds rich and has wide-ranging songs. This turns out to be another winner for the AmeerYuvan duo. The racy songs gel with the gangster genre of the movie while there are ample melodies as well to back the romance portions.

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  1. It is a mafioso action thriller Movie and new to Tamil Cinema. Jayam Ravi plays a dual role in the movie named Aadhi & Bhagavan respectively. Characterization of Bhagavan is the real plus for this movie and is not been revealed till now, interestingly both the character plays a negative role in the movie. The story revolves around these 2 characters & Neetu Chandra.

    First half of the movie is bit dragging while the second half is engaging, and we can hear whistles for the interval block.

    Jayam Ravi had really worked hard for the movie. He had handled both the characters with ease, will be praised for his role as “Bhagavan” with little feminine character. Amir had given him an excellent opportunity by transforming him from a lover boy image to an action Hero.

    Neetu Chandra plays a vital role in the movie and had done a decent job. She is hot in glamorous outfits as well as in an action sequence.

    K.Devaraj is outstanding with his cinematography. It is indeed a visual treat as the movie travels around Bangkok, Goa & Mumbai.

    Yuvan Shankar Raja had done a wonderful job, BGM and the theme music is just too good.

    Amir had earlier told that “This will not be yet another commercial movie & it will be different”. It is indeed true as it is entirely different from the normal commercial movies and a new try in Tamil Cinema.

    Overall it is a great effort from Jayam Ravi.

  2. Ameer’s Aadhi Bhagavan has been in the making since two years. The film was delayed for one or the other reason and almost had disappeared from the memories of audience. But the right kind of promotions from the past several weeks drew the lost attention once again. Adding to that the trailers and posters of the film helped to generate good vibes around the movie.

    Aadhi Bhagavan, which is now Ameer’s Aadhi Bhagavan after several Hindu groups raised objection over the original title, stars Jayam Ravi and Neetu Chandra in the lead roles. It is an action movie, which is the second film in Asia which has used of Auro 3D audio technology after Kamal Hassan starrer Vishwaroopam. Read on to review to know what the film has to offer…

    Jayam Ravi has played the role of an out and out baddie Aadhi Shanmugam. He rules the underworld in Bangkok. Accidentally, he meets Karishma (Neetu Chandra) and falls for her in no time. At this juncture, he gets into trouble with ruthless Reddy brothers of Andhra Pradesh. They want to kill him at any cost. During this juncture, he falls out with his boss played by Babu Anthony. The bad time continues with his mother played by Sudha Chandran sending him out of their home for all his crime activities. However, Aadhi decides to meet his lover Karishma’s dad and visits to Mumbai where the story takes a twist. What happens next should be seen on-screen.

    The strength of the story is undoubtedly the curiosity of twists and turns in story in Aadhi Bhagavan. The director has narrated a brilliant story without much errors. Though there are mistakes at many places, it did not affect the film to a large extent, as the film has an engaging subject in the Tamil flick.

  3. Firstly, Jayam Ravi delivers his career best performance. Especially, in action scenes, he stuns the audience. He is well-supported by Neetu Chandra, as she too has given an excellent performance. Interesting part of the story is that her characterisation is not a regular one and she has attempted to impress with some action sequences.

  4. When it comes to technical department, Yuvan Shankar Raja has done good job. Three of his songs – ‘Oru thuli vishamai…’, ‘Agadam bagadam…’ and ‘Kaatriley nadanthene…’ are good. His background score is also appreciable.

  5. K Devaraj’s cinematography is praise worthy. Especially, he has brilliantly captured action scenes on his camera. However, Ahmed’s editing is not up to mark.

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