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Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan or AAA movie review: Simbu’s performance, Adhik Ravichandran’s direction is a win

Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan aka AAA Part 1 movie review: The film's highlight would be the dialogues, especially ones about lead actor Simbu's father TR Rajendran and humour will draw audience to the theatres.

Rating: 3 out of 5
Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan movie review, AAA movie review, AAA part 1 movie review, AAA movie star rating, Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan movie review: The film is an ode to soup boys.

Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan Part 1 movie review, rating: 3 stars
Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan Part 1 movie cast: Silambarasan, Shriya Saran, Tamannaah
Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan Part 1 movie director: Adhik Ravichandran

Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan or AAA is a two-part romantic-comedy film, written and directed by Adhik Ravichandran, who was poorly rated by the critics for his debut film Trisha Illana Nayanthara. Even in AAA part 1, for the most part of the film, the director focuses on the issues of virgins and single boys. Adhik knows the pulse of the audience and keeps drawing applause and whistles with dialogues that imply men are always a victim when it comes to relationships. And who better than Simbu to pull off this role, a man who always gets his heartbroken by beautiful girls.

Simbu is playing four different roles in the film as revealed by the actor himself. The first part of the film is entirely dedicated to establishing Simbu’s Madura Michael role. An up-and-coming gangster in Madurai falls in love with Selvi (Shriya Saran). After a few twist and turns, he ends up even marrying her. Just when they both decide to start a new life, something happens and the life throws a wet blanket on their plans. And he sacrifices his love for the well-being of Selvi and escapes to Dubai with his friends, where he becomes the most wanted don by the world police.

He is now 58-year-old and goes by the name Ashwin Thatha. He lives in Chennai and wants to find someone special to spend the remaining days of his life. Ashwin Thatha is not an ordinary old man. He is capable of doing all things that defy his age such as lifting a car with his bare hands. He is young at heart and begins wooing a girl in her 20s, Ramya (Tamannaah). But, again, his dreams come crashing down and this time he is mighty upset. He was just robbed of his retirement plan of marrying a girl half his age and live happily ever after. He is now back to square one. But, this time he’s not letting it go and vows to make the girl he loves suffer.

Simbu’s character from Madura Michael to Ashwin Thatha goes through a significant change. This character is the third ‘A’ in the title that stands for Adangadhavan (Uncontrollable Man).

The best part of the film is Adhik’s writing. Be it dialogues, different characters or screenplay, the director has shown a good clarity in his work. Even when Ashwin Thatha’s character turns negative, you do empathise with him. The director also takes the cliches of Tamil cinema and put them to a good use. While Madura Michael reminds us of young T Rajendar, Ashwin Thatha’s character is heavily indebted to Rajinikanth. VTV Ganesh and Motta Rajendran’s characters are a laugh riot. Like Marlon Brando, Simbu also seemingly decided to mumble his way to superstardom. But it is really entertaining to watch him on the big screen.

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We can hope to see more of Tamannaah and Shriya Saran’s characters in the second part. ‘Trend Song’ is such a visual treat and performances of Simbu and Tamannaah adds to the entertainment. Yuvan Shankar Raja’s music has also worked in favour of the film. Adhik has delivered a film with Simbu that will be loved by ‘soup boys’, a slang for heartbroken boys, and will be enjoyed by the rest of the crowd.

First published on: 23-06-2017 at 12:36 IST
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