Frankly speaking, I entered the theaters to watch this movie just to make fun about the actor who reverently keeps entertaining with unusual stunts and lots of punch dialogues. He would be either trap an International Terrorist or cleanse the bad scenario of Politics in India (Tamil Nadu). But, it was a great disappointment for me that Arasangam didn’t posses any of these features of cliché where you don’t have Captain Vijayakanth fighting against 100 gundas at a time or sending back bullets to the villain’s guns.
To another greater extent of surprise, you will not have Vijayakanth appearing for the first 25mins. Wow! That’s sounds something different isn’t? A mass hero who has throngs gathered out to watch out his title song that carries some messages for his fans. It’s a simple and naturalistic introduction for the hero character named Arivarasu.
Arivarasu (Vijayakanth) is an instructor at the Police Training Academy who keeps training batches of students. Indeed, he is a dignified man of his career who knows each and every bits of police training techniques on how and where to use it. Each and every of his deeds has a perfect logic and you can’t find flaw out of it. His life goes peaceful and contented Arivarasu leads a contended life with his wife Aarthi (Navneeth Kaur). But things get worsened when his close friend Manoj (Biju Menon) disappears with no clues left behind and it is followed by assassinations of enormous world-renowned scientists.
Its time for Arivarasu start the race of solving out nonplussing events and tracking the unit remaining cause behind it and for another surprise you don’t have our hero piercing out bullets at unwanted times. Yup! Its surprise after surprise indeed… On the latter part, it is revealed that Manoj isn’t just his close friend, but his brother-in-law.
With a mission of accomplishing his task, Arivarasu has Lara (Seril Brindo), a member of Royal Canadian Interpol Force accompanying him. But its not just with sleek outfits and looks, she does attract you. Also she has got something interesting to do with her characterization.
First on the tracks of introducing with the hero, Chandru (Rahul Dev) who in the initial part dominates in his plans and doesn’t make the cops to follow him including Arivarasan too. But for the sake of cliché and gratifying the audience, he has to polished off at some point of time.
Two movies that comes to my mind soon after watching this movie is Hollywood movie The Hunted directed by William Friedkin starring L.T.Bonham and Aaron Hallom in lead roles. And with not even a second to guess about another movie would be Kamal Haasan starrer Vettaiyadu Vilaiyaadu.
Of course, with accordance to his public life image, Director Madhesh has included few bit of dialogues concerning social consciousness and saving the country during the climax scenes. One thing that makes me again and again sing appraisals of both Vijaykanth and Madhesh is that none of the plots have been handled properly. Director makes the film not just go on with Vijaykanth, but also with Biju Menon who has been given equal importance to his characterization.
Speaking about other star casts, Biju Menon and Rahul Dev have come up scintillating performance and that’s something unforeseen in any of the VIjaykanth’s movies where only he is given more importance. Rocky Rajesh analyzing clearly the limitations and capabilities of Vijaykanth has used him properly for his stunts. Srikanth Deva’s music helps in no manner and it would have been nice, if there were no songs included here for this fast moving thriller screenplay based movie.
As a whole, we congratulate Madhesh for a stunning and different movie with Captain Vijayakanth who didn’t have good times with his previous movies. The interesting and gripping screenplay sans absurdities and usual masala stuffs makes this movie a great thing to watch for.
Verdict: Worth watching without any expectations