Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan / @AAA – Movie Review

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After the success of his debut film ‘Trisha Illana Nayanthara’, Director Adhik Ravichandran has joined hands with Actor Silambarasan for the romantic action thriller ‘Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan’ aka ‘AAA’. Adhik has tried to give a masala entertainer in his own style that could be a treat to STR’s fans. Has he managed to successful in that? Read on, to know!

AAA’ is the story of the 3 different roles played by STR in this movie – Madurai Michael a Madurai based gangster, Ashwin Thatha an old man and a third character which has been kept as a surprise for the audience. How are they related to each other? What is the problem between them? These questions form the crux. The film primarily focuses on Madurai Michael & Ashwin Thatha in the first half and second half respectively. The two halves of the film pre & post interval look like two different films. The worst part is that both the halves are unexciting. The first half is bearable to an extent with one or two arousing moments, whereas the second half is completely mind-numbing.

The only plus point or saving grace in the whole film is the background score of Yuvan Shankar Raja and the screen presence of STR in Madurai Michael episode. Everything else in the film is either uninteresting or exasperating. Yuvan Shankar Raja who has composed a thumping score in flashback scenes does disappoint in the scenes of Ashwin Thatha; the songs are below average that we could not really believe if it was Yuvan who had composed them. STR’s energy and screen presence as Michael is good whereas his acting as Ashwin Thatha and the other role is horrible – STR who comes as a 55 year old man displays the body language and voice tone of a 30 year old (the make-up was horrible to say the least). His Madurai accent for Michael was so alien, where he speaks mostly in Chennai accent only (just like he did for the Nellai slang in Osthe).

The first half wanders pointlessly for most of the time with annoying scenes like the ‘Current’ comedy, Jacket comedy at the Panchayat and the ‘Kaadhal Kottaavi’ comedy which is of no use to the script. The second half is filled with even more awful scenes such as the ‘Kaadhal – Kaamam’ mobile call test, discussion about kissing and hugging in public, etc., Also, there are ‘n’ number of scenes and dialogues in the second half that stereotypes and labels women. There are too many scenes of heroic build-up in the film such as the liquor shop scene where Michael saves his friend, the scene where the judge is killed, the market scene, the old-age home fight scene but none of them was actually good except the introduction scene of Michael.

The comedy scenes involving Y.G.Mahendran, VTV Ganesh, Mottai Rajendran and Kovai Sarala are pathetic, except for one or two laughable moments such as the Thalli Pogathey song. Both the heroines Shriya Saran & Tamannah who does not even care about their lip sync, contribute well on their part to the film’s boredom factor. Shriya Saran who looks so old already doesn’t fit in the half-saree get up; she is a total miscast for this village girl role with a very odd dubbing voice. There is nothing much to comment on Tamannah who is seen in the regular Tamil cinema ‘Arai Loosu Heroine’ character. Adding to all of these, we have a most annoying secret agent character. The dialogues are either so silly such as ‘Maduraiyila ethanaiyo kalyaanam nadandhirukku, innaikku maduraikkey kalyaanam’ ‘Naan mosamaanavan dhan, kevalamanavan illa..’ or dialogues that over-praise the hero for no reason such as ‘Avan panimalai illai erimalai’, ‘Avan vandhaa adhirum, edhirikku odharum’, ‘Avan vaaipu thedi poravan illa, vaaippai uruvaakkuravan’, ‘Avan innoru kootathula poi serravan illa, thanakkunu oru koottathai serkkurava’ and ‘Rajiniyum Kamalum kalandha Silambarasan madhiri nee’, etc.,

Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan’ easily gets into the list of the worst films of 2017 and is one of the most awful films that Simbhu has ever acted!

– Rahman

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