Film: "Aravaan": Cast: Aadhi, Pasupathi, Dhanshika; Director: Vasanthabalan; Producer; T. Siva; Storwriter: Su. Venkatesan and Vasanthabalan; Composer: Karthik; Cinematographer: Siddharth; Rating: ***
Vasantabalan, who made a name for himself by sensitively handling human lives and emiotions in his films, has come out with "Aravaan", based on a novel by Su. Venkatesan, who won a Sahithya Academy award for the novel. The film was in the making for a long time.
Vasanthabalan has added his own flavour to the story that is set in 18th century Madras Presidency, as Tamil Nadu was then called. The movie is not about kings and kingdoms. It is not even about the British rule which» Read full review