Monday, June 22, 2009


‘Saravam’ is directed by Vishnuvardhan, who gave films like ‘Kurumbu’, ‘Arinthum Ariyamalum’, ‘Pattiyal’, ‘Billa’ etc. It was heard that he has once associated Ram Gopal Varma and Santhosh Sivan. The remake of Rajnikanth starrer film, ‘Billa’ (acted by Ajith) may not be the best, but those who have seen the film might know the talent of the director. It is evident from the visuals; some of those frames even got the flavor and style of Hollywood films.

Though young actor Aarya had acted in many films, he is remarkable through the performance in a special make up through ‘Naan Kadavul’. Now the actor is coming in a cute getup here. The heroine is Thrisha. The camera is handled by Nirav Shah (‘Dhoom’ series, ‘Pokkiri’, ‘Billa’, ‘Pattiyal’, ‘Sandaikkozhi’ fame). Director’s lucky music director Yuvan Shankar Raja has given the music. JD Chakrvarthy (telugu actor, director) and Indrajith (malayalam actor) have handled the supporting roles.

The first half of the film deals with the romantic situations between the hero and heroine in a lighter way. The hero (Aarya), who is a construction engineer, meets the heroine (Thrisha), who is a doctor. The hero tells his love to the lady and the way in which she reacts is good to see. May be we might have witnessed this in many films, since the chemistry of Aarya-Thrisha has worked out well we don’t feel restlessness. The story of a father (Indrajith) and his kid is shown seriously in a parallel track. The villain (JD Chakravarthy) tries to take revenge on the former by killing his son. Later the situation changed and the hero is getting a chance to link with the kid. Their affection becomes crucial later through certain incidents. Thus the second half is serious through certain action sequences also. There the heroine's character is missing too much, which can be a drawback.

‘Saravam’ mainly lies in its presentation. The credit should go to the director and cameraman. They had provided some excellent and rich scenes. The second half portion which happens in the high range and the forest area has got a foggy mood and the lighting in the climax is also notable. The chit chat between kid and the hero is told humorously (the issue regarding ilayarja-ar rahman is an example here). Anyway the film won’t keep you boring. The attitude of the villain character, which comes with the dog, is silent and unpredictable. All the characters have performed well. Yuvan’s re-recording is good and he has given some fast numbers; the colorful visuals in the songs should also be mentioned here. Action scenes are done by Thyagarajan.

‘Sarvam’ is a watchable one. It is humorous in the first half and later it becomes serious. There are songs, fights and comedy scenes which is necessary for a cine language.

Rating : 7.5 / 10

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's sad u gave 7.5marks for Sarvam,. i agree Arya & Trisha's scenes ok bt after she dies, its very boring as entire 2nd half concentrates only 3 main characters,.. & none of the actors performance has got magic to keep the viewers for such a long time,. when 1st half ends, we get idea of full story,. Only attraction is Trisha & the wk by the cinematographer,. My mark is 4.5/10