Gangster stories, double-crossings, informers – This isn’t something clichéd when it comes to Tamil Cinema. Of course, we could’ve watched many times on the screens, but they weren’t something more precisely presented. K.V. Anand delivered his knack of blending an crucial concept with commercial elements right in his debut directorial ‘Kana Kandein’. Well, on the same tracks, ‘Ayan’ takes off with one such theme.
Deva (Surya) smuggles foreign goods, Gold and diamonds for Doss (Prabhu) who has bought him up right from his childhood… His sidekick Chitti Babu (Jagan) and a deaf driver (Karunaas) accompany him in all conniving acts. Deva and Chitti Babu turn to be close friends and indeed Chitti’s sister (Thamannah) falls in love with him. A good friend, a lovable sweetheart, A Caring Mom (Renuka) and a father-like Doss. What else does a man need than this? But Deva’s main impedimenta is through Kamalesh (Akashdeep Saigal) who keeps informing cops about the collusive tasks carried through Deva and Chitti. Doss doubts about the deaf driver to be the informer. Unfortunately, it’s really appalling when unraveled about the real informer.
Surya has adeptly carried through the performances top-notched. He’s extraordinarily matured compared to his previous flicks. He’s perfect with spellbinding stunts, decent romance and emotional sequences. Thamannah deserves commendable credits for the crème de la crème acting. She had done what many of our actresses failed to do on the screens other than skin shows and dancing horribly. Thank you Thamannah, we made us like your decent show. Prabhu steals the show and in many scenes his characterization goes powerful than Surya. Jagan has been portrayed with a stunning role that’s more than comedy. Certainly, the entire script revolves around him. Renuka deserves good comments while Akashdeep Saigal could’ve been presented with yet more rigid role.
Screenplay and characterization is more brilliant. K.V. Anand proves himself to be off a skilled filmmaker with an interesting narration. Merely, in the second half, the film looks bit flimsy in screenplay and anyhow, it makes up grandly towards the climax scene (Catch Me If You Can – Style). Most of the sequences have been inspired from ‘Lord of Wars’.
Harris’s musical scores works with couple of songs ‘Pala Palakura’ and ‘Vizhi Mudi Yosithal’. But why does he stumble more on background score is worth asking question. Cinematography is good at many parts and mediocre in few portions while Antony comes up with a matured touch unlike his previous films. Dialogues are catchy.
On the whole, ‘Ayan’ reveals about K.V. Anand’s real taste of good cinema. So, it’s a film worth watching and you’re sure to enjoy doing it so.
Bottom -Line: Enjoyable on many parts
Verdict: Worth Watching
Star-casts: Surya, Thamannah, Jagan, Prabhu, Akashdeep Saigal and many others.
Production: AVM Productions, Sun Pictures
Direction: K.V. Anand
Music: Harris Jayaraj
Cinematography: M.S. Prabhu
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