Vanamagan Movie Review

Jayam Ravi, Sayyeshaa Saigal in Vanamagan Movie Review
Jayam Ravi is a tribal who lives in Andaman. He escapes the hold of men who try to capture his people and ends up with Sayyessha who is in the island to celebrate the New Year with friends.

Sayyessha brings Ravi along with her to Chennai. Soon after reaching the city, Inspector Sam Paul from Andaman comes to take Ravi back.

Who is Ravi, why were his people captured, why is he being taken back to Andaman forms the rest of the story.

The plot of the movie is no different and has close links to George of the Jungle, Avatar and Tarzan.

Director A L Vijay has however tried to make minor changes to suit the Tamil audience.
Jayam Ravi, Sayyeshaa Saigal in Vanamagan Review
To keep the audience more engaged the director has also tried to use a sub-plot in which Sayyessha’s parents die a mysterious death which raises suspicion over Prakash Raj and Thalaivasal Vijay.

Vijay has tried to utilise humour to fill the first half to showcase how a tribal will behave when he confronts civilisation for the first time.

Ravi has understood his role and with less words to be mouthed he has given the best body language so far. It is Sayyesshas the show stealer and occupies the screen space throughout. The newcomer has given a solid performance and has carried her role well.

Vijay has tried to convey the message of how life has changed from being a tribal to being in the city. However, the movie becomes hollow after the first half with every scene becoming predictable. But visuals keep the audience engaged.

Tirru has given a splendid view of both the green and concrete jungle and music director Harris Jayaraj has done a commendable work for his 50th movie.

Movie Rating: 3/5

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