Singham Hari’s Yaanai/ Enugu Movie Review

Cast: Arun Vijay, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Ammu Abhirami, Samuthirakani, Pugazh, Yogi Babu and Radhikaa Sarathkumar

Crew:
Editor: Anthony
Cinematography: Gopinath
Music: G.V. Prakash
Writer – Director: HARI
Producers: Vedikkaranpatti S. Sakthivel

Hari as director delivered action films like Saamy (Lakshmi Narasimha original), Singham franchise, Aaru, Ayya. His films have always been unapologetically loud and massy. Singham 3 and Saamy Sqaure did not reach to the expectations he has set among the audiences. He made Yaanai/Enugu with Arun Vijay. How did he perform this time? Let’s discuss…

Plot:

Ravi (Arun Vijay) last son of PRV loves his family to death but his half-brothers doesn’t like him or respect his mother. They look for an opportunity to distance him from the family and even his mother. Ravi falls for a christian girl (Priya Bhavani Shankar) and then helps his own brother’s daughter (Ammu Abhirami) to elope with a muslim boy. His brothers show this as the reason to oust him and their half-mother (Radhikaa Sarathkumar) from family. They decide to kill their daughter for caste honor and Lingam decides to avenge for his son’s death against PRV family. Ravi has to go against his brothers to save Ammu and then fight against Lingam to save his brothers from him. How will he achieve both the objectives? What will he do? Watch the movie to know more …

Analysis:

We have seen many commercial directors re-invent the formula and then get crushed under the expectations that formula sets in the minds of public. Director Hari belongs to such category. His Saamy re-invented the regular “commercial” hero and then his Singham went on to become a franchise in Indian cinema. He could blend action, drama and emotions in those films in correct balance and even in lesser box office hits like Aaru, Ayya in comparison with others could offer an experience of watching good commercial film.

He has lost that touch in recent years. He talked about amending his formula to add more emotions. This time with Arun Vijay, he touched on a regular storyline and the emotions he added did not land well. They went into melodrama slot and especially in second hour, his dependency on action episodes could be felt. Few episodes came out well but overall movie doesn’t feel like an experience like his earlier films. You may watch it once, if you like action films but then to you might feel drag in the second hour.

Positives:

Performances
BGM
Few action episodes
First Hour

Negatives::

Over dependence on Action
Over Melodrama
Hari cliches
Emotions don’t connect
Routine Plot

Rating: 2.5/5

Bottom line: Overtly Action centric!

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