Aarathu Sinam, the latest tamil crime thriller film, which is written and directed by Arivazhagan. it is the official remake of Prithviraj Sukumaran starrer Malayalam 2013 blockbuster hit film Memories. the Malayalam version is written and directed by hitmaker Jeethu Joseph.
The film’s story revolves around an alcoholic police officer and the events that rattle his life. The film gives you a clear idea about what the distressed Aravind (Arulnithi) is going through. The way he battles his inner demons, his anger and his helplessness are highlighted quite clearly. It immediately makes you feel for him. In his lowest moments, he finds the strength to investigate a crime.
Aarathu Sinam explores a series of crimes, and how one of the murders connect with Aravind. The film gives us an insight on religion and human relationships. The scenes in which the murders take place are gruesome. The film’s gripping narration and visuals are its strength. The film features scenes that are mostly shot in the night, therefore adding an eerie feel, which enhance the air of mystery. The film’s music also plays a key part in creating this effect. S. Thaman’s background score seems perfect for the thriller.
With its dramatic yet compelling flashback, the pace of the film further intensifies. The best scene in the film is when the killer is finally confronted by Aravind. There are a few negative points as well. The film’s comic sequences that feature Robo Shankar could’ve been avoided, as they feel out-of-place in the film. There are some loose ends in the film’s story as well. The subplots in the film also seem disconnected.
Arulnithi delivers his career-best performance. He underplays yet delivers an intense act as the police officer. Technically, the film’s strength is its sharp visuals, captured by cinematographer, Aravinnd Singh. The editing is also crisp.
Aarathu Sinam is a compelling suspense thriller that’ll have you at the edge of your seat. Arulnithi’s performance is a highlight of this movie.