TARAMANI MOVIE REVIEW

Review By : Release Date : Aug 11,2017 Movie Run Time : 2 Hours 30 Minutes Censor Rating : A

TARAMANI CAST & CREW
Production: Dr.L.Gopinath, JSK Film Corporation, Ram Cast: Adrian Knight Jesly, Andrea, Anjali, Azhagam Perumal, Vasanth Ravi Direction: Ram Screenplay: Ram Story: Ram Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja Background score: Yuvan Shankar Raja Cinematography: Theni Eswar Dialogues: Ram Editing: A Sreekar Prasad Art direction: Pavai Kumar Singers: Andrea Jeremiah, Mukesh, Rita, Senthil Dass, Siddharth, Sruthi S, Suvi, Yuvan Shankar Raja Lyrics: Na Muthukumar, Suvi PRO: Suresh Chandra Distribution: JSK Film Corporation

A film that can make you shed tears of sadness and tears of joy would be considered as the biggest reward a common filmmaker can dream. Ram is one director who is capable of producing a movie as such. He is someone who talks about unpressed human feelings. Here he comes up with another emotional script and this time he has chosen to show an urban love story filled with harsh reality.

 

A genuinely affecting movie that approaches its adult themes with intelligence, maturity, and rare authenticity. At places, it might appear to be clunky. No special effects, no swashbuckling casts, just brilliant story-telling that talks about the raw truth. 

 

Taramani has to be one of the canniest and most accurate films about a modern day city life. Maybe not everyone's life is as nasty as this, but still, most of us could relate to it one way or the other.

 

The script demands a lot from its star here, and Andrea delivers just what was expected. The politeness that the actors exhibit towards the audience through their performances truly saves the latter from emotional leakage. Andrea owns this film, and likewise, Vasanth Ravi makes a solid debut; a beginning that he could be proud of. The small kid who plays Andrea's son deserves a special mention, so does Azhagam Perumal for a heartwarming performance.

 

To its credit, the film doesn't sugarcoat anything, but it literally paints a clear picture of real conflicts and opinions that naturally creep in our daily life. When it comes to a Ram's film, you could find emotions in abundance, but at times it tends to go preachy. One might even think, wouldn't it be nice if audiences could be trusted to feel things naturally, on their own without being forced with emotions or messages. To avoid such issues, he has tried a fun take on social issues using his voice over that travels throughout the film and that makes the narration more neutral, yet serving the purpose.

 

Everything about the film suggests that its makers consider it a deep, emotionally probing drama, but its beauty depends upon the view of its beholder. Some may find it too loud and heavy for its subject, some would tell these characters are too remote and too unrealistic to move us in any lasting way, but if you accept them for the way they are, there is a chance for you to get engrossed.

 

Yuvan is a huge asset to Ram, together they make a wedding of imagery and rhythm that connects well with the script. Throughout the film, cinematographer Theni Easwar brings in lovely, realistic photography, showing a remarkable eye for light and composition. However, there are a few framing and quality issues in few shots, that looks pixelated and inconsistent. Editor Sreekar Prasad provides the right sensitive direction in putting together a moving work about a nasty urban lifestyle shown in the film.

 

Taramani is well textured, and it doesn't tell a story in any conventional sense. It talks about feelings. At certain moments we are not sure exactly what is being said or signified, but by the end, we understand everything that happened - not in an intellectual way, but in an emotional way.

Though the film is 'A' certified, there isn't any visual disturbance as such, and the certification is only for the usage of cuss words. The film moves majorly on a narrative pattern, and that narration might not go well with a section of the audience. The film's runtime of 150 minutes seems a bit long, as the film becomes draggy towards the climax. 

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3
( 3.0 / 5.0 )

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Review by : Behindwoods Review Board Album Release Date : Dec 30,2016

Taramani is a romantic film directed by Ram starring Andrea Jeremiah and Vasanth Ravi in the leads. Yuvan Shankar Raja composes the music for the movie.

Yaaro Ucchikilai Meley
Singer: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Lyrics: Na.Muthukumar

Yaaro Ucchikilai Meley is a breezy romantic number that fantasizes love. Yuvan’s voice is apt for this song. The EDM loop in the song heard in the teaser after every verse is very hummable and attractive. A slow and progressive number by Yuvan to start with.

Unn Badhil Vendi
Singers: Siddharth, Sruthi S
Lyrics: Na.Muthukumar

Unn Badhil Vendi is a melancholy number rendered by Siddharth and Sruthi S. The lyrics by Na.Muthukumar is beautiful, and the song is hummable. Yuvan scores well with the beats and tune.

Unnai Unnai Unnai
Singers: Yuvan Shankar Raja, Sruthi S
Lyrics: Na.Muthukumar

Unnai Unnai by Yuvan and Sruthi depicts the feeling of a confused guy in love. Again, Na Muthukumar shows his brilliance. The lyrics of the song blends so well with the sweet and humble tune.

Kaadhal Oru Kattukkadhai
Singers: SuVi, Rita
English Rap Lyrics: SuVi

Kaadhal Oru Kattukkadhai has predominantly English rap by SuVi that is based on a fast-paced rock and EDM style beat and tune. The song is foot-tapping and has all that a dance-based party song requires. Rita scores well with her vocals.

Oru Koappai 
Singer: Andrea Jeremiah
Additional Vocals: Priya Hemesh
Harmonies: Srivardhini, Priyadarshini, Surmukhi, Anitha

Oru Koappai has been sung by Andrea, the lead actor of the film. The specialty of this song is director ram’s funny note in the middle of the song. Andrea does justice to the jazz genre, and the song grows on you. It has additional vocals by Priya and the Harmonies are commendable.

Paavangalai
Singers: Mukesh, Senthildass, Yuvan Shankar Raja
Lyrics: Na.Muthukumar

The pick of the album with an Arabic style attached to it. The singers Mukesh, Senthildass and Yuvan sound beautiful. A top quality song to end with by composer Yuvan. The song is like the icing on the cake and major credits to the late lyricist Na.Muthukumar.

Verdict: Taramani is yet another soulful album from the magical trio (Yuvan-Ram-Na Muthukumar)
3.25
( 3.25 / 5.0 )

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Taramani (aka) Taramanii

Taramani (aka) Taramanii is a Tamil movie with production by Dr.L.Gopinath, JSK Film Corporation, Ram, direction by Ram, cinematography by Theni Eswar, editing by A Sreekar Prasad. The cast of Taramani (aka) Taramanii includes Adrian Knight Jesly, Andrea, Anjali, Azhagam Perumal, Vasanth Ravi.