Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu also known as 555, is a 2013 Indian Tamil action film directed by Sasi. It stars Bharath in the lead role with Mirthika, Erica Fernandes and Santhanam in other pivotal roles.
The film, an action drama revolving around psychology and mind games, had been in production since 2008.
Movie: Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu
Directed by Sasi
Star Cast: Bharath as Aravind, Mirthika as Liyana, Erica Fernandes, Santhanam as Gopi, Sudesh Berry, John Vijay
Music by Simon
Cinematography Saravanan Abimonyu
Editing by Subarak
Studio Chennai Cinema India
Bharath’s ‘Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu’ (555) was in the making for a very long time and the release date was pushed several times. The movie released yesterday (August 9) to capitalize on Thalaivaa’s delay in Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry.
Bharath badly needs a hit a after a string of flops over the last few years. Sasi, who is known for his breezy romantic tales such as ‘Dishyum’ and ‘Roja Kootam’, has tried out a new genre with this film. Bharath’s well-toned body created the much needed buzz for the film. Has the film lived up to its buzz?
Aravind (Bharath) loses his girl friend Liyana (Mirthika) in a car accident and he lives with her memories. But, people around him try to make him believe that he is just hallucinating and no such person existed. The rest of the story shows whether he has been hallucinating about a non-existed girl friend or if there was really one. The movie has certain scenes that might remind one of recently released ‘Samar’ and ‘Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal’.
Bharath has undergone a lot of hardships to get the desired look for this film and it shows on the screen. He looks credible in the role of a mentally unstable person in the first half. Also, he aces in romantic and dance sequences. Let’s hope that Bharath gets the much needed break with this film.
Mirthika with her next girl-door-image impresses with her innocent and bubbly expressions. She has also danced well alongside Bharath, which would have a little challenging. Erica Fernandes’ role definitely reminds one of Trisha’s role in ‘Samar’. She fits the bill perfectly though. Santhanam has a rather serious role in the film, with few instances of hilarious acts. The rest of the supporting cast has ably supported the lead cast.
Under Simon’s music, ‘Vizhiyile Vizhiyile’ and ‘Mudhal Mazhai Kaalam’ are melodious. However, few songs could have been done away in the film. The background score passes the muster.
Saravanan Abimonyu’s camera work is praise-worthy and makes the film look technically rich. The car accident sequence and the songs need special mention. Also, kudos to the team for their innovative choreography in ‘Vizhiyile’ song! Subarak’s editing makes the first half very interesting, but the second half needed some trimming.
Story and Direction
The story is written by Aravind – Suresh Kumar and they must be lauded for placing enough twists. Sasi has made sure the story is converted into engaging visuals. The first half completely blindfolds the audience and the director has slowly unraveled the mystery. The ‘Special Power’ scenes might appear silly initially, but they turn interesting as the movie progresses.
On the flip side, once the mystery is revealed in the second half, the rest of the film looks like a mere march to an expected climax. The screenplay would have been more interesting if few songs were not forcefully inserted into the movie.Especially, ‘Rowdy girls’ song in the first half and ‘Elavu’ song in the second half hamper the screenplay.
‘Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu’ is not flawless, but has enough twists in it to make it an interesting watch.