Rambling Screenplay, Insipid Narration, too Many Dream Songs - The New Indian Express

Rambling Screenplay, Insipid Narration, too Many Dream Songs

Published: 03rd March 2014 06:36 PM

Last Updated: 03rd March 2014 06:36 PM

It’s about a simple youngster and the turn his life takes when it gets intertwined with that of a bigwig’s daughter. Cinematographer-turned-director Jeevan pens the screenplay and lyrics, apart from wielding the megaphone and the camera. But a meandering screenplay and insipid narration ensures that the film is a tiring, monotonous experience.

The whole scenario is a familiar one. The director has made no effort to infuse freshness or novelty either in his screenplay or narration. Amara, unemployed and taunted by his mother for whiling away time with friends, leaves for Madurai. Working at his aunt’s vegetable shop, he is forced to flee after an unpleasant confrontation with a senior cop (Sampath). The character of the aunt, and the scenes at the vegetable market, all seem a reprisal of the ‘Goli Soda’ market without the children.

But the director soon shifts ambiance. It’s now a train where Amara (Amaran) is traveling in, as he flees from the place. He saves a girl he meets on the train from some rowdies, inviting trouble. A caste conscious politician’s daughter (Shruthi), she is on the run from her father. Apart from the cop, there is a contract killer too sent by the father (Vidhyarthi) to eliminate the couple.

One can’t fault debutant Amaran’s performance. He has done whatever was required of him. Kanja Karuppu enters the frames off and on, his character falling somewhere between the serious and the comic. Senior actors like Vidhyarthi and Sampath go overboard with their act.

There are too many dream songs popping up, even when the narration is on a serious mode. With nothing going for it, ‘Amara’ is a wasted effort.

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