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Folks, Aadhavan is a dystopian nightmare unleashed on unsuspecting moviegoers by a litter of sadistic pigs and pickpockets (Surya, Nayantara, Vadivelu, producer Udayanidhi Stalin, director K.S.Ravikumar et al) with the sole intention of pissing on your Deepavali celebrations.
A harrowing journey through the hades, no less.
We had a hard time not puking our guts out after sitting through the lengthy, torturous ordeal.
How Tamil movies can be so horrendously bad in this day and age boggles the imagination.
But then we console ourselves with the thought that this is after all Sori-Padam Surya’s film.
Quality and entertainment are the last things you ought to look for in a Surya movie these days.
Over the last few years, Surya Sivakumar has specialized in delivering only Sori-Padam, the worst possible movies: Trash like Vel, Ayan and now this ugly monstrosity Aadhavan.
Aadhavan – Beyond Garbage
A wretched melange of all the pathetic elements including a horribly asinine story, mediocre acting, so-so songs, poor picturization of all songs and a disgustingly grating comedy track, Aadhavan is not something you expect from a veteran director like K.S.Ravikumar but from an ambattan (barber) you hire off the street to direct a film.
In Aadhavan, Surya is cast as an eponymous assassin tasked with killing a judge who is readying a report on the murder of children for their organs.
Alas, this is no slick Jason Bourne we encounter here. But a jackass of a kitchen help cum assassin.
Alas, this is no Bourne Supremacy. But a Korangu Lunacy.
Alas, this is not a fast-paced action thriller. But a tedious killer.
After an abortive assassination attempt on the judge to prevent release of an inquiry report, Aadhavan (Surya) with the forced help of Banerji (Vadivelu) enters the household of the judge to carry out his nefarious goal.
If the movie is bad so far, it now enters the realm of unyielding nonsense for the next 2 plus hours.
When the ‘twist’ comes, it does not surprise but au contraire seems so silly and utterly implausible. It only drew hoots from the audience, who were completely disengaged with the film (as evidenced by the continuous chatter and jeers).
Surya is not in the least convincing, either as an assassin or as a lover boy. Also, there’s little chemistry between the lead pair Surya and Nayantara.
Cast in the female lead, Nayantara’s sole raison d’etre is to inflict maximum agony on viewers. Par for the course for this schmuck.
As usual, this worthless actress makes you wonder why a movie should include a female at all.
Both Surya and Nayantara are awful dancers. Surya seems worse than his old man Sivakumar.
The comedy track with Vadivelu dominates much of the movie (more so than in Kanthasamy or Villu) and every minute is painful.
Despite gallivanting across the globe to the farthest corners, every song in Aadhavan is pitifully picturized including the better numbers like Hasile Fasile, Maasi Maasi and Deko Deko.
Don’t Waste Your $$
Folks, if you have any gray-matter at all, avoid Aadhavan like the plague.
One member of the audience was heard complaining about forking out money to get a headache as he was leaving. We wholly endorse the sentiment considering our $11 was completely down the drain.
Do not even remotely consider watching this nauseating, mind-numbing sickening piece of shit a.k.a Aadhavan.
Aadhavan Box Office – Less than Kuruvi, More than Billa