Arima Nambi- Common Man's Review

Arima Nambi- Common Man's Review

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Most of them would be unable to guess the meaning of the ‘Title’, even after watching the movie. Arima (Lion), Nambi (Gentleman) - Gentleman, who is as strong as a LION. Vikram Prabhu is back again after Super Hit Kumki & average Ivan Vera Mathiri along with A.R. Murugadoss’s Assistant Director Anand Shankar. Trailer of the movie was very stylish and created good expectation for the movie. Let us see whether the movie will satisfy the Common Man in this review.


Story: Vikram Prabhu falls in love at first sight with Priya Anand. During their second meet, she gets kidnapped. Vikram Prabhu tries to save her from the kidnappers and what happens next forms the crux of the story.


Vikram Prabhu – Grandson of Legendary Sivaji Ganesan and Son of Parbu, doesn’t imitate them and impresses the audience with his own style.  He has given his best performance and has all the elements of an Action Hero.


Priya Anand – She looks gorgeous with modern outfits and fits the role perfectly. She doesn't have much scope to perform in this movie.


M.S. Bhaskar – His characterization was superb. Definitely, people will clap for a particular scene of him in the movie. It would have been better, if his character was extended in the movie.


Chakravarthy, Arjunan Nandakuamar, Yog Japee have done justice to their roles.


Cinematographer R.D. Rajashekar is the real hero of this movie. Each and every scene looks stylish.  Night shots & Action sequences were well captured. Stunt sequences in the movie have really come out well


Music by debutant Sivamani (Drummer) was quite average. Songs were bad, but BGM was too good.


Editor Bhuvan Srinivasan had to be appreciated a lot for the excellent first half. But, the movie would have been much better if the second half was trimmed by at least 30 minutes with unnecessary romantic song in the second half and item number in the first half.


Director Anand Shankar has to be really appreciating for engaging the audience completely in the first half. He has taken 15 minutes to introduce the characters and once it is done, movie really picks up pace and engages the audience with lots of interesting twists. But, to our dismay, he couldn't do it in the second half. Second half looks too dragging and ends with predictable cinematic climax.


There are just 3 songs in the movie and at least 2 songs were forced and spoil the pace of the movie. He has tried to give an engaging actor thriller like Hollywood movie and it doesn't need an item song or romantic song in exotic locations at inappropriate time. If the movie had been trimmed like Hollywood movies for just 1 hour and 45 minutes, it would have been definitely a hit.


Overall, Arimanambi engages the audience completely with lots of twists in the first half and becomes dragging due to predictable scenes and climax in the second half.


First Half – 3.25 / 5 & Second Half – 1.75 / 5


Rating of this movie by Common Man – 2.5 / 5


Rating of this movie for Multiplex Audience, people who loved Samar, Thegidi, etc – 2.75 / 5


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