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AATTANAYAGAN MOVIE REVIEW
by : Behindwoods review board
Shakthi, Ramya Nambeesan, Aditya, Meera
Lakshmi Movie Makers
an out and out commercial movie is like
being on the horns of a dilemma. You run
the risk of being accused as sloppy for
having left too many logical loopholes
visible in the script –although
commercial movies defy any sort of logic
– yet to present the movie as entertaining
as possible. However, first timer Krishna
to pull off a not-too-bad attempt with Aatta Nayagan.
The movie has a done-to-death story all right; but
it is neatly executed that any of our top line heroes
would have gladly taken it in their hands had it been
offered to them.
the outside, Aatta Nayagan has a jaded story of a
hero who can administer gravity defying thumps on
burly henchmen numbering into dozens to save his brother’s
dignity. But the movie is unpretentious in its commercial
intentions. So what you get is a precise mix bag of
over-the-top stunts, family drama and emotional scenes,
few songs, a love affair and some comedy thrown in
for good measure to make it entertaining.
Sakthi, the aspiring-a-job-in-the-US graduate, and
Aditya, who is supposedly running a software company
in Hyderabad, are brothers. While Aditya is the archetypal
elder brother who makes decent money, Sakthi often
finds himself derided by his father for his unemployment.
But Sakthi finds another way to keep himself occupied.
He falls in love with Ramya Nambisan, who in turn
is an ambitious girl whose primary responsibility
is to marry her sister off.
The hurdle to his love affair being Ramya’s
sister’s wedding, Sakthi pleads with Aditya
to marry the sister. Reluctantly, Aditya does the
same and upon reaching Hyderabad, the bride discovers
that her newly wedded husband is a gangster and not
an entrepreneur who owns a software Company, according
to popular belief. How did Aditya get into this mess?
Does Sakthi manage to save his brother? What sacrifices
does he make to marry his girlfriend? Watch Aattanayagan
to find out.
As you can see, the script is populated with necessary
components for a potboiler. Stunts, songs and emotional
sequences – Sakthi handles them all and emerges
largely unscathed. He does have the flair of an entertainer
and the director’s efforts to show him as a
well-rounded actor are evident.
Technically, there is nothing specific that can be
bragged about. The music and the re-recording are
typical Srikanth Deva stuff. So is cinematography
and editing which can only be classified as ‘just
enough’ for a commercial entertainer.
Nothing spectacular to write home about the rest of
the cast although every actor ebbs and flows with
the movie carrying out their roles suitably. Nasser
is at his usual best while Aditya has done a neat
job of the good-man turned bad-man act. What with
their brand of sparkling comedy famous during their
small screen days, Santhanam and Jeeva do manage to
tickle a funny bone or two over the course of the
movie. The Pattampoochi song is good in Sreekanth
Deva’s music while the rest are just passé.
Aatta Nayagan might not be the best time pass entertainer
you will stumble upon in movies but if you want to
give the quintessential masala potboiler a chance
once again, performed by an up and coming actor for
once as opposed to the established ones, you might
like the movie.
Verdict: Usual masala mix!
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