Arambam is a 2013 Indian Tamil action thriller film directed by Vishnuvardhan. Produced by A. Raghuram and co-written by Subha, the film will feature Ajith, Aarya, Nayantara and Taapsee Pannu in lead roles.
While the score and soundtrack of the film were composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, the cinematography was handled jointly by PS Vinod and Om Prakash and editing by A. Sreekar Prasad.
Directed by Vishnuvardhan
Produced by A. Raghuram
Written: Vishnuvardhan, Subha
Star Cast: Ajith as Ashok, Aarya, Nayantara, Taapsee Pannu, Rana Daggubati, Mahesh Manjrekar, Atul Kulkarni, Suman Ranganathan as Ramya, Kishore, Akshara Gowda as Deeksha, Krishna, Prashant Nair, Lee Whittaker
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematography: Om Prakash
Editing: A. Sreekar Prasad
Studio: Sri Satya Sai Movies
Arambam : Old wine in a stylish bottle
This time it is Thala Diwali, with Ajith sizzling the screen with Arambam! He has good support with Aarya, Nayantara, Taapsee Pannu, Rana Daggubati and a horde of cast.
Arambam is a flick where style meets action in a predicted way trying to make it big counting on Ajith‘s tremendous performance. The story in limelight is the usual Old wine in new bottle and as always the presentation counts and that has made all the difference.
The plot is not something out of the box, a tale of vengeance and finding justice for the lost ones, and in this case Ajith‘s friend Rana is the victim who loses his life in a lethal battle between the baddies. Ajith is furious when he comes to know the death of his pal is all because of the low quality bullet proof vest and he sets about to find out the who’s-and -what’s of it. As he sets about to seek revenge, what he encounters through the journey is a simple one liner on what this movie is all about.
Through the first half we are made to ponder who Ajith is and his modus operandi, and the screenplay sort of drags through the style quotient. The man is mass and there is no doubt about it, the body language he carries through the movie is phenomenal. He joins Nayantara and kidnaps hacker Aarya to find out some leads. In a way the movie gets a little predictable as the flashback reveals the story behind the vengeance.
Aarya as the hacker is a fun riot and the introduction scene as a college student brings the floor down with laughter. He is quite comfortable in his role of a hacker and there are no qualms whatsoever on his role. Tapsee playing the love interest of Aarya and she has little to offer through the script. Ajith kidnaps her to get the help of Aarya and that’s about it.
So the gang of tech savvy style quoted guys set about to seek revenge and bring justice, and do they succeed in their mission? That is to watch and find out. The film undoubtedly rides high on Ajith‘s shoulders and the mass, style which he exhibits is amazing. The salt and pepper look gives him the awe inspiring look and brings amazing connect to the movie, thanks to the director for putting paramount belief.
Nayantara is yet again the modish gal and she deserves applause on her roles as well. And as mentioned earlier, Aarya is cool and suave looks his usual best with his comic timings. The rest of the cast is adequate and do justice to their roles with appropriate performances.
Vishnuvardhan and Subha have come up with rather a done and dusted story-line, but as usual the screenplay is the key. Few of the scenes move snail paced but when you watch it as a whole the pace is strong and swift.
Yuvan Shankar Raja‘s music is trend setting and he gives a fitting BGM for the style soaked movie, the songs are superbly carved. And the visuals by Om Prakash is a wonder too, the songs, the action sequences all seem to be uplifted with a chic feel.
Ergo, a movie that Ajith fans would love to watch it all over again and if you are not an Ajith fan you would love it for the style and screenplay!