Verdict: Siddharth-starrer Aruvam is a socially relevant movie with moments that keeps you glued to your seats.
Aruvam has been directed by Sai Sekhar and has been produced under the banner Trident Arts by R. Soundarya and Deepa Iyer, with Siddharth and Catherine Tresa in the lead. Sai Sekhar has written the screenplay while S Thaman has composed the lyrics. N. K. Ekambaram has handled the cinematography. Aruvam is a horror-thriller that speaks about the atrocities happening in the food industry.
What’s Aruvam About:
There is something spooky about a tree in a school compound but no one knows what it is. Meanwhile, we are introduced to Jothi (Catherine Tresa), a teacher at the same school and she has a rare condition – she has no sense of smell. She has a good heart and is charitable towards the underprivileged and animals. The protagonist Jagan (Siddharth) sees her kindness and instantly falls in love with her. He even approaches her father with a marriage proposal but she declines it stating her urge to focus on her work and charity. He doesn’t give up and tells her that he would wait for her. Parallelly, a couple of rich, socially powerful people are murdered in the city and the police are unable to figure who did it. Eventually, Jagan and Jothi become a part of spooky things happening around them. Aruvam explains how and why they’re involved.
Siddharth is seen portraying a very powerful role and he handles it really well. Catherine Tresa has an equally important character and she has given her best. S. Thaman‘s background music adds to the intensity of the scenes. The songs are decent too. N K Ekambaram‘s cinematography is the highlight as it makes the watching experience interesting. The stunts are well choreographed. The film deals with a very socially relevant thread and that has been narrated well. Overall, Aruvam is a good one-time watch.
What Could Have Been Better:
Aruvam has a very compelling plot we are left wanting more. Catherina Tresa has a meaty and a prominent role and while she has given her best, we expected more from her. Sathish’s comedy and his character seem a little unnecessary. There are quite a few logical glitches and clichés that may not impress you. The VFX are strictly okay and the antagonists do not have much screen space or character establishment except for in action scenes.
Why You Should Watch the Movie:
Aruvam showcases the atrocities happening in the food industry in our country in the most convincing way, which makes it a good one-time watch. Book your tickets now and enjoy it with your family and friends.