Spoiler Alert! Without revealing some plot elements it will be difficult to review the film Airaa as those key elements are the problematic areas of this new Nayanthara film. The idea of a horror story where the ghost is seeking revenge because the society treated her badly when she was alive is a good thought. But in Airaa that issue is not at all addressed in a subtle way. The tricks in director Sarjun KM’s arsenal are pretty outdated and the melodramatic last half an hour of the movie is flat out annoying.
A young individual named
The problem here is with the motive of the ghost. The reason why the ghost wants to kill
Sarjun KM seems to be clueless on how to develop the idea from scratch. There was an observation made by famous film critic Baradwaj Rangan about the writer-director trend in Tamil films. I think this movie is a good example of the problem Mr. Rangan mentioned. Sarjun is struggling to introduce new ideas and is going after clichéd ingredients and the writer in him doesn’t even bother to question the rationality of sequences. A guy inside the theater said it loud that he hasn’t seen any ghosts who take revenge on such silly matters. What the ghost does to Yamuna’s family also intensifies the insensitivity. The screenplay is aimless and doesn’t really know how to construct subplots that will add to the whole story. The cinematography was good. The background score was on the typical side.
The inherent insensitivity in the motive of the ghost in Airaa makes the movie a problematic experience. Because of that, the movie fails to create any sort of empathy towards those suffering characters. If well made, this would have been an effective take against and racist and superstitious mentality in the minds of people.
The inherent insensitivity in the motive of the ghost in Airaa makes the movie a problematic experience. Because of that, the movie fails to create any sort of empathy towards those suffering charact
Green: Recommended Film
Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films
Red: Not Recommended