- The film Aruvam starring Siddharth and Catherine Tresa has hit the screens today.
- The film has been directed by Sai Shekhar
- Catherine Tresa
- Kaali Venkat
The film revolves around a food safety officer and teacher who have no sense of smell come together to fight food adulteration. Catherine Tresa plays the role of teacher called Jyoti who considers Mother Teresa as her role model. The girl reminds us of Asin’s character in Ghajini. In that film she fights with goons involved in human trafficking, here in this film the heroine attacks a fortune-teller for keeping a parrot inside the cage.
The hero fell in love with her when he first saw her. He kept on stalking her. He tried to initiate a conversation with her. His creepy deeds had crossed the limits when he went directly to her father to convince him for allowing him to marry her daughter.
Jyothi is suffering from anemia, a condition in which one has a problem in smelling things. In the first half, it seems as if the tree is the ghost who attacks men who pee on him or are trying to cut him.
But in the second half, there’s a twist which leaves the audience confusing. The twist that was intended to instill a sense of thrill and curiosity, ended up making them baffled. In the second half, the hero turns out to be a food security officer who tells whether the food is adulterated or not just by sniffing.
Further in the movie, he gets into a brawl with politicians and businessmen. Here comes a twist which if revealed, would be a spoiler.
The film’s lead, Siddharth and Catherine have portrayed their characters with utmost sincerity. The film’s screenplay is all over the place. There are a couple of flashbacks. The story is woven in such a way that it will make you think that what was the writer thinking whilst writing down the story.
The horror element is missing. Inspite of doing full justice to their roles, the lead won’t be able to help the film from sinking.