Aruvi movie review: Seldom have we come across a film were a debutant bowls you over to an extent that the story enthralls you and keeps you gripped till the end. Aditi Balan debuts with Aruvi and how beautifully she portrays her ”unique” character in the film which makes you laugh at times but also unfolds a hard-hitting message. It will be an understatement to call this film a masterstroke; firstly, for getting out of a debutant that humongous level of emotion and secondly to have come up with a storyline which is a superb mix of shades, played out so effortlessly. The film encompasses different emotions-laughter, tears, anger, loneliness – and the director neatly presents you this package in this 2-hour film. In the first half, most of the time we are figuring what is going on, connecting strings and trying to solve the jigsaw puzzle which does not tire us, instead we are swept up in a roller-coaster ride. In the first half we have innumerous questions over Aruvi’s innocence, feistiness, happiness and in a well written after-interval sequence, we are answered in full in spectacular fashion. If you have watched the trailer, you will be aware how a meek, pious girl suddenly gains the courage to say ‘kai vei papom’ (touch me if you can) to an interrogating special force officer.
A brilliant stroke by Arun Prabu Purushothaman who dared to cast a newcomer for a role with so much of depth and a bigger applause to Aditi who played it off effortlessly. Aditi is so effortlessly performing, as well as the script and screenplay all make for an interesting watch. Hats off to Arun for penning a film which is so balanced that you don’t blink an eye. Surprisingly, when you find Aruvi finding solace in three people who spoiled her life, you don’t question her choices, instead you believe what’s played out on screen. Bindhu Malini and Vedanth Bharadwaj’s music acts as another narrator for Aruvi. Each song either narrates a beginning or end of a phase in her life. Besides every other aspect of the film, Aditi Balan sparkles as Aruvi delivering some breathtaking monologues in the film. For Aditi, it is a dream debut.