Verdict: A Movie By a Fan For The Fans.
After making enough headlines for his debut film Trisha Illana Nayanthara, director Adhik Ravichandran is back with Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan. This one created even more buzz due to its lead star Silambarasan and the triple roles that he essayed for the film. The release date of the film was shifted twice due to various reasons. All this added more excitement among the fans or rather tested their patience of how long will they have to wait to see the film. And today when the film has released, let’s see whether it was worth the wait.
The film begins with a flashback of Madurai Michael (Silambarasan). He is a local gangster who falls for Selvi (Shriya Saran). Further, the plot develops in the most infamous cliché storyline. Selvi wants Madurai Michael to leave all his rowdism and become a typical family man that every other woman dreams off. He tries but as expected, circumstances lead him to do one last crime that obviously puts him behind the bars. When he knows, that Selvi’s marriage is fixed, he escapes the jail in style and goes to the wedding venue just to realise that her future will be more brighter if she marries someone else. End of the first story.
The second half begins where Madurai Michael has become an oldie and shifted to Chennai. There, his identity is Ashwin Thatta who is still young at heart. Needless to say, the young at heart factor sparks his interest towards a young girl Ramya (Tamannaah) who would be his daughter’s age, if he was married and had one. He tries to woo her in every possible manner. Just when he thinks that he had, Thikku Shiva (the third role of Silambarasan which was kept under wraps for reason best known to the director) is introduced to the audience as Ramya’s lover. Among all these, there’s a parallel narrative going which gives the audience a gist that Madurai Michael went to Dubai and had become a don there who is under the scanner of Dubai police.
Isn't this too much to handle in one story within 2 hrs, 20 minutes of runtime? Maybe that’s why the makers have decided to release it’s second part where we will see the tug of war competition between Ashwin Thatta and Thikku Shiva and also the Dubai innings of Madurai Michael.
Silambarasan gives a powerpack performance as Madurai Michael but Ashwin Thatta looks little less convincing. Mahat, VTV Ganesh and Motta Rajendran are decent as Silambaarsan aides. Shriya Saran and Tamannaah do their share of work. The music by Yuvan Shankar Raja is catchy and has already become a chartbuster. Overall, as the director Adhik said in an interview, the film is for Simbu fans made by a Simbu fan.
Why You Should Watch This Movie:
Though, there are several anecdotes that might leave you confused, don’t be disappointed, all those will be cleared in the second part. And, if you love hearing mass dialogues and can easily digest every movie which is touted as a mass entertainer, then book your tickets at the earliest.