Direction : Ravi Arasu
Production : Global Infotainment Pvt. Ltd
Starring : Atharvaa, Sri Divya, Jayaprakash, Aadukalam Naren
Music : G. V. Prakash Kumar
Cinematography : Saravanan Abhimanyu
Editing : Raja Mohammad
Following couple of box office disasters like Irumbu Kuthirai and Chandi Veeran, Atharvaa has tried to make a bounce back with ‘Eeti’, a commercial entertainer by debutant Ravi Arasu and produced by Michael Rayappan. The film features Sri Divya, Azhagam Perumal, RNR Manohar, Selva, Jayaprakash, Aadukalam Narain, Kumki Ashwin and many others in important roles.
Atharvaa Murali plays an ambitious athlete who is relentlessly on the long run dream of achieving best honours for his country, family and his mentor… His life takes a turn when he gets involved in the problems faced by the family of his girlfriend (Sri Divya) through a bunch of roughnecks headed by RNR Manohar, who are running counterfeit business for decades.
Debutant Ravi Arasu has tried up with sincere effort to craft a commercial entertainer with some justifying elements. The family bonding we see through the characters, especially Atharva and Jayaprakash, the chemistry between the lead actors , the bonding between the baddies are convincingly portrayed. But where the film fails to score brownie points is the screenplay and too lengthy dramatic events. Couple of scenes – the one right before intermission (although it reminiscences the films like Sandakozhi and Paiyya) and the final moments are decorously depicted. Nevertheless, what comes in between these incidents are dragging. It’s really confusing to see why does director had to show up the baddie portions on equal par to Atharvaa. It almost creates an impact of Polladhavan. The first half has lots of sluggish moments and the sequences involving Atharvaa and his friends are completely irking and unwanted. Such scenes could have been avoided to make the screenplay more engaging. Moreover, the chemistry between Atharvaa and Sri Divya goes missing. In fact, both of them look more handsome and beautiful than their previous movies and director could have utilised their presence in a much elegant manner. But the characterisations, be it major or miniscule, everyone gets their right dose of prominence.
Atharvaa Murali deserves tons of appreciations for having employed his energy beyond the limits. In fact, he started off to work on this project soon after his breathtaking painstaking ‘Paradesi’, which should have been drained his energy comparatively. He is surely the best man who is ready to experiment with any substantial roles, but unfortunately, the script fails to utilize him properly. Sri Divya as mentioned earlier looks cute and has a good screen presence. But she has to come out of her comfort zone and try something more unconventional. At least some maturity in performance could do better. Others in the cast like Jayaprakash, RNR Manohar and Azhagam Perumal have done their best. The role played by Selva as a police officer is stereotypical and the climax is predictable indeed.
1. Atharvaa Murali
2. Background score by GV Prakash
What doesn’t work?
1. Running length
2. Too many dramatic episodes
3. Predictable screenplay
Overall, although we could see the hard work of Atharvaa in places and few scenes having some depth of engagement, the major portions look mediocre and more predictable in places. It’s a commercial genre and might appeal to the ones who actually want to kill their time with some movies in theatres.
Verdict : The power drops down halfway
Rating : 4/10
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