Reviewer's Summary - Good|
Actors: Jeeva, Mohanlal, Gopika, Biju Menon, Lakshmi Gopalasamy, Ganja Karuppu and Haneefa
Story, Screenplay & Direction: Major Ravi
Music: Joshwa Sreedar
Lyrics: Pa Vijay, Na. Muthukumar, Sivanthi
Aran is that exceptional Tamil movie - It has a semblance of a story, a rarity in Tamil movies.
Set against the backdrop of bloody violence in Kashmir instigated by Pakistan, Major Ravi has done a fine job in highlighting the exemplary courage of Indian army personnel battling enemy forces in hostile territory.
Mohanlal dazzles as Major Mahadevan, head of an elite commando unit. A remarkable actor, Mohanlal's performance is a treat to avid moviegoers tired of bozo "heroes" who can't act even to save their lives.
Jeeva, who gave us nightmares with Thithikude, is at home as Mahadevan's Havildar buddy. We are inclined to believe that Aran is his best performance to date.
As Jeeva's wife Sandhya, Gopika has a very limited role.
Major Mahadevan and Havildar Jaikumar are part of a commando group in Kashmir fighting the criminal infiltrators from Pakistan and Afghanistan, who are bent on wreaking havoc in the valley. It is a hard job as the native Kashmiris see the Indian army as hostile outsiders riding roughshod over the locals, who are mostly Muslims.
Barely three days after his marriage to Sandhya, Jaikumar is called back to Kashmir on an urgent mission.
Jaikumar heads back to Kashmir to support his boss Major Mahadevan. This time the militants are engaged in a nefarious plan to destroy the holy muslin shrine of Hazratbal.
Jaikumar and the other commandos save Hazratbal.
However that mission turns out to be Jaikumar's swan song.
Aran's music is average.
Besides Kashmir, some parts of Aran were also filmed in Afghanistan.
N.B: Aran was made in Malayalam as Keerthi Chakra.- Copyright SearchIndia.com.