Nayanthara has earned the sobriquet of Lady Superstar. She is a class apart from her peers as she takes up diverse roles that pushes boundaries. Yet again, Nayanthara has chosen an off-beat film that has a great underlying social message which sheds light on two Indias – superpower India and powerless India (that still struggles for water, power in many villages). The Telugu-dubbed of Aramm is being produced by Sharrath Marar, the man who produced big-budgeted films such as Sardaar Gabbar Singh, Katamarayudu and Adhirindi (VIjay’s Mersal). Proving his taste, sensibilities, Sharrath has yet again delivered a soul-stirring film that takes you on a emotional ride. The film guarantees you tears and moves you totally. Check out our complete review below.
Nayanthara (Madhu Varshini), an IAS officer, is the collector of Nellore district. The drought-hit villages of Nellore such as Venadu prone a big challenge to Madhu Varshini. In the village, there lives a small, happy family of a husband, wife with their two children – a son, daughter (Dhansika). The family is gearing up for Dhansika’s birthday. Meanwhile, their world comes crashing when they learn that Dhansika has accidentally fallen into a deep borewell that was not closed by a local counselor. The family, villagers and the officials go all out to rescue Dhansika who was identified alive at 36 feet. But when one of their attempts turn futile, Dhansika goes further deep in the borewell at over 92 feet.
The family, villagers turn more emotional and loses cool on officials, collector Madhu Varshini. Yet Madhu Varshini doesn’t lose her composed nature. What does she do to bring Dhansika back safely forms the crux of the story.
Nayanthara has pulled off the role of Madhu Varshini very well. Despite having limited dialogues, she does the job with her expressions. Ramachandran Durairaj, Sunu Lakshmi are two big strengths for the film who shouldered the film’s story. These two characters are central characters and have equal importance of the protagonist Madhu Varshini (Nayanthara). All other cast such as MLA, Minister, officials, doctors team, media persons have done fine job. Kudos to kid Mahalakshmi who essayed the role of Dhansika. The little girl has performed well.
Gopi Nainar’s writing, direction
Ghibran’s Background Music
No Deviation from Story
First things first. Picking up a wafer-thin line of a girl falling into deep, long-winding well that is open due to negligence of a local politician, director Gopi Nainar has made a well-written, well-conceived film that is heart-wrenching.
How he differentiated the superpower India and villages of India that still lacks basic facilities such as water, power, roads, medical aid. The way Gopi has molded the film with a gripping screenplay, powerful performances make the difference. Post interval, the film picks up so quick. The pre-climax, climax portions give goosebumps. Especially, the way the climax episode shaped up deserves a standing ovation. The way both Dhansika is brought out of the bore well and the same moment where India launches its new satellite in to cosmos, makes a perfect end to the flawless film. Don’t miss this. Nayanthara has delivered a pitch-perfect show as an honest bureaucrat who stands by people and fights the system. In many ways, Karthavyam is a must-watch.
Soul-stirring film. Can’t afford to miss it.