After a long wait the much hyped but very less advertised movie "Vaaranam Aayiram" hits the screens. Does it live up to the expectations?.............(depends on what your expectations were). The movie starts like a documentary and ends exactly in the same fashion but whatever happens inbetween is new to Tamil Cinema. Flawless storyline which moves along the life of two men and their priceless relationship of 'Father and Son' cannot be explained in a more emotional and sensible way. The first half of the movie is a movie in itself. It has drama, romance, music, action, humour and ofcourse lots and lots of emotions. The second half of the movie is where the director loses the grip on the audience. Screenplay which is too descriptive could kill a movie commercially as people do not accept it always. The songs have been exceptionally well picturized and it is impossible to pick one among all as the best. If at all there would be repeat audiences for the movie, then it would be mainly because of these songs. The director sweeps you off your feet during the romantic scenes but puts you to sleep during a few scenes in the climax. Good Music is definitely the skin and flesh of any movie in India and it is no different in this case as well. Talking about the starcast, Suriya steals the show just as expected. He has portrayed all the phases in a man's life not only in words but also in his looks which clearly differentiates him from other male actors of his era. This will indeed fall in the lines of nanda, pithamagan, Kaakha Kaakha and Ghajini and is yet another feather in the cap for Suriya. The father role that he plays stands out as a strong memory in our hearts and minds. Sameera Reddy could not have thought of a better debut in Kollywood. She looks like an angel, walks like a damsel, talks like a darling and smiles like a thunderbolt. She probably made the whole movie look more colourful. Simran is probably the unsung star of the movie as she too has donned every phase of her charachter to perfection and has performed effortlessly. Divya or Ramya whatever her name is has done justice to her sweet little cameo. Background scores are nothing exceptional except a few scenes as most of them are picked up from previous movies of Harris Jeyaraj. The movie overall is a beautiful novel which leaves you with a heavy heart at the end.
P:S: You might take a million breaks while reading a novel but unfortunately you have only one break for this beautiful novel which is a little too long.