Forged: Arun Vijay, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Samuthirakani, Yogi Babu, Ammu Abhirami, KGF Ramachandra Raju, Radhika Sarathkumar
In the event you had been questioning why Hari’s newest household drama Yaanai is known as after the majestic light big, look no additional than its lead hero Arun Vijay and his character Ravi within the movie. Arun Vijay thumps, roars, and most significantly, protects his kin just like the tusker on this masala motion romp, as a rule carrying the faltering movie on his shoulders.
As with each Hari film universe, Yaanai, too, revolves round a tight-knit joint household with a band of brothers. However the movie focuses on two hot-headed siblings within the rich PRV clan– Ramachandran (Samuthirakani), the household patriarch who prides over his caste, and his half-brother Ravi, who couldn’t care much less concerning the very social order that has his brother in a tizzy. However when certainly one of their very own runs away to marry outdoors their faith, Ramachandran declares battle on the couple and his personal brother.
Forming one other layer of complexity within the movie is the rivalry between the PRV household and the Samudram household, each households of fisherfolk that parted methods attributable to a homicide. Ramachandran’s starvation for caste pleasure is deftly depicted on this narrative thread, which types the remainder of the movie’s plot.
Yaanai has all of the components of a masala potboiler– romance, household sentiment, motion (power stage: elephant), and a superfluous comedy observe by Yogi Babu and Pugazh. However regardless of the tropes related to the style, the makers handle to supply a watchable mass movie. And that’s as a result of the makers know precisely what their film stands for. The makers additionally make up for its melodramatic writing–an apparent flaw of the style–with a seasoned solid and crew. Editor Anthony is dextrous with the movie’s cuts, whereas actors Rajesh, Radhika, and Ammu Abhirami type a powerful supporting solid, an necessary pillar of any household drama. Arun Vijay, then again, is in full type. He offers each prolonged dialogue and ferocious punch within the motion drama each ounce of his earnest self.
However some issues by no means change about potboilers, and sadly the movie additionally stands by the style’s murkier aspect. Other than Radhika’s noticeably fierce character arch, the ladies within the PRV household are decreased to damsels in misery and crying bots, who are sometimes thrashed for his or her daughters’ attitudes. Priya Bhavani Shankar (who performs Jabamalar, Ravi’s love curiosity) initially comes off as a glitch within the matrix that’s this style, and stands as much as the ridiculousness that the lads round her spew. However she can also be put in her place when her time comes.