The director of 'Run', 'Pandem Kodi' etc. is back with another racy action adventure, 'Aawara'. Expect action-packed scenes in this movie as well.
Right from the titling of the movie, you will slowly realize this movie is not going to be just another action flick! The arrival of the movie's 'logo' itself conveys the substance of the movie.Bet on this movie which is an action journey, no doubt! At no frame of the movie, will anyone feel bored or tired. Karthik's magic has worked again after his sensational movie 'Yuganiki Okkadu'.
The movie starts off in Bangalore, with Shiva (Karthik) who lives with his friends who try to get him a job desperately. Karthi is a guy who is easy on life and has a nonchalant attitude On one such occasion of a job hunt, Karthik spots Charulatha (Tamannah) while getting down the bus and falls for her instantly.
Well, we all have grown up seeing such scenes, in fact in Lingusamy's 'Run' itself, when Madhavan sees Meera Jasmine, and falls for her at the bus stand, and déjà vu - the same spot- Bus stop!
Unfolding the plot
The hero goes to the railway station to pick a friend who owns a car that Karthik and his friends drive. While waiting for his friend to arrive, Karthik sees the terribly tensed Tamannah with her uncle who mistake Karthik to be a cab driver and ask him to drop them at Chennai.
Accepting the travel, Karthi takes off in the black Mitsubishi Lancer along with his guests. When they pause for refueling, Tamannah asks Karthi to buzz off leaving her uncle behind. From here starts the real road trip of 'Aawara'.
On Tamannah's request, Karthi sets off to Mumbai, and with a fight scene on their way, Karthi reveals his connection with Mumbai. He goes in to rewind mode and reminds himself of the villain.
On their journey, they encounter people, new locations and the hero and heroine get along well. The car is their home as long as the journey happens. A gang of villains are behind Tamannah and in addition to that Karthik has a flash back and few more goons are behind him.
The interval block is centered with an amazing fight sequence. The different angles of the camera capture the thrashing stunts, and Anthony's sharp cuts stimulate the fight sequence for that wild action.
Pit stop (Interval)
What happens in Mumbai, and how the lead pair comes out of their clutches is what forms the rest of the movie.Director Lingusamy increases the momentum of the movie in the second half and the action scenes take you by storm!
Karthik and Tamannah have acted to the director's demand. Their performance is absolutely great and director Lingusamy has got the best of them. All the villains have done their part with out flaws, though Milind Soman has acted well, he was underused.
Being a road movie, most of the action is in the car or rather on the road! Considering the hardships involved, the camera work is immaculate. The action scenes with cars all over, and car chases in the movie would have definitely been a toll on the director and the cinematographer.
This movie is everything about the team, comprising of Madhi, the cinematographer, Anthony the editor, Yuvan Shankar Raja, the music director, the Stunt Director Kanal Kannan, Art by Rajeevan.
The car sequences on Indian Highways and the backdrops have been beautifully captured. Funny dialogue delivery of Karthik makes the audience laugh most of the time but he has to correct his Telugu diction if he's dubbing himself.
What to look out for?
Director Lingusamy's screen play starts off on a slower note but progresses steadily in to the fifth gear!
'Aawara' is an action adventure, and a movie of such a genre needs the best of action scenes. Kanal Kannan, has done a marvellous job. The actions scenes are simply amazing. Special effects in the actions scenes by Sethu receive special appreciation.
Besides this, the music! The greatest strength of the movie! Yuvan Shankar Raja has composed beautiful songs with 'Na Prema' being the pick of the lot. His background score as well as re-recording are excellent.
The music behind the fight sequences gives the racy feel. Definitely the biggest plus-point in the movie! Apart from this, the sound engineers Guru et al, receive appreciation as well. Usually work of such technicians is not noticed, they have done a terrific job that needs to be lauded.
Lingusamy has brought out a classy entertainer. He takes you on a virtual journey from Bangalore to Mumbai. Those who love cars, fights, and of course romance, 'Aawara' is definitely an entertainer this summer. Rush to watch it in a cinema near you!
'Aawara' - Entertainment Assured!
Released on: 21st May, 2010