Aranmanai 3 movie review: The dumbest film of the year yet

There is nothing new about the broadly startled eyes of characters who’ve come nostril to nostril with a scary-looking ghost or watched paranormal methods performed by a vengeful spirit. We have seen all of it, over and over. If not in the Aranmanai franchise, then in the Kanchana sequence or a whole bunch of different horror motion pictures from round the world. For years, we’ve got been subjected to all types of leap scares. If one continues to react to overused scare ways, it doesn’t imply the director has managed to succeed. It is simply in human nature to shudder when one thing ugly or horrifying pops up in entrance of us. Any 10-year-old with a ghost masks can do it. Then, what’s the level of a director with over 30 years of expertise to lay our a fortune on a movie to realize the identical impact?

There is nothing novel about Aranmanai 3. At the coronary heart of the story is a big palace with a darkish historical past. And someplace in the nook of this palace, there’s a locked room. Many haunting secrets and techniques stay buried so long as the room is locked. But, as soon as it’s open, it unleashes a darkish pressure, which is sort of not possible to comprise. Does the synopsis sound acquainted? It is as a result of Sundar C, who has written, directed and acted on this film, attracts closely from Chandramukhi, which was the remake of Malayalam hit Manichitrathazhu. Instead of “Raa Raa” music, which is a girl’s craving to satisfy her lover, we get “Sengaandhale”, a mom’s lullaby, rising from a room, which has now turn into a den of supernatural forces.

The solely distinction is Sundar C’s Ravi, who not like Rajinikanth’s Dr Saravanan, has no discernable abilities to cope with forces past his ken. He can’t learn minds like Saravanan. He doesn’t appear to have the intelligence and aptitude to outsmart ghosts. But, for all his shortcomings, he’s the solely saviour we get on this film. Arya’s Saravanan, in the meantime, is simply used as eye sweet. Except for flexing his biceps over and over, Arya doesn’t get to do a lot on this film. The identical destiny is meted out to different actors. Not one actor amongst the cast of Raashi Khanna, Vivek, Yogi Babu, Andrea Jeremiah and Sampath Raj has a significant function to play in what might be safely termed as the dumbest film of the year yet.


In a scene, Raashi Khanna’s Jyothi escapes an assassination try by a ghost. Usually, an individual who has simply been attacked by a darkish pressure shall be in a state of shock. But, she goes again to mattress for evening’s sleep as if nothing has occurred. The subsequent time she exhibits any concern for the darkish entity is in relation to hang-out her once more. All characters keep up all evening taking part in disguise and search in full make-up and heavy jewelry, however not one particular person may be discovered when the ghost is chasing a small child. And these complaints don’t even make 10 % of the film’s entire downside.

It is tough to imagine that Aranmanai 3 comes from the thoughts of a director who made Anbe Sivam. “I faced more disadvantages than advantages after doing Anbe Sivam. I did that film with all my heart. But, because of that film, I had to sit at home (without work) for almost a year. When people see me now, they ask me why I am not doing a film like that any longer. And when I hear that, it makes me angry, not happy. I feel like asking them where they were when they were needed. Now people watch the film on DVD and the internet and appreciate it. But, if they had supported this film when it was released, I would have had the motivation to do more films like that,” Sundar C had stated on a tv present earlier.

We get the movies we deserve. When we fail to understand Anbe Sivam, Aranmanai 3 is what we get.

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