Vaaranam Aayiram is not a great movie. It’s a good movie. The movie has its own flaws but surely REC 99% and visa interview scene are not part of them. The main flaw in the storyline is probably Surya’s professional life and the small part after he completes college. Otherwise, I thought this was quite a touching movie.
The popular theory that this was never meant to be a father son story, is quite apparent. It was the story of Surya(the son). And his alone. His dad just had a huge influence on him. And so did his first love. His second. And so on.
I loved the beginning title credits. With the Apna Dil Awara song. Can someone tell me which Tamil songs feature during those title credits?
The picturization of the songs were really good. I don’t know what people are complaining about. The only one glaring mismatch is the Mundhinam song. The picturization, when viewed separately, is quite brilliant. But the problem is, the song is too ultramodern to be picturized with such a backdrop. Probably Harris Jeyraj didn’t exactly compose what Gautham wanted for that sequence.
The best and most breezy part of the movie is the sequence between Surya and Sameera. The train scenes and the dialogs therein touched a chord. It was total gethu!
Lets close the argument. It’s not a Khaaka Khaaka from Gautham Menon. But it’s quite a good movie.
I did not like Sameera. She does NOT look good. She is convincing because for the first time in her career, she’s got a good designer for herself.