Debutant director Arun Vaidyanathan, an NRI Tamil, has made his ‘Acchamundu Acchamundu’ by using the ‘Red One Camera’ for his film. He has also chosen a bold and sensitive theme of sexual abuse against children.
Senthil (Prasanna) and Malini (Sneha) are young couple living in New Jersey with their child Rinku. Malini gets scared by some incidents but Senthil tells her to ignore them, as they are insignificant.
They hire a painter Robinson (John Shea) who’s a psychotic person interested in child abuse of sexual harassment. The couple doesn’t know his other side.
Senthil, meanwhile, takes Sneha’s fears seriously, as she gets conceived for the second time. He arranges for an alarm in his house but still he doesn’t have any doubt about Robinson. Finally the D day comes when the painter tries to abduct the child. How Senthil saves his family from psychotic person is the climax.
Arun has chosen a sensitive theme but he doesn’t make it the central point of the narrative. The script deals more with the life and living of the lead couple than with the problem of child abuse. The scary sequences fail to impress, as they lack any depth or real meaning. His presentation is good but he hasn’t handled the theme well. The movie, during most part, looks like a documentary showing the life of NRI couple in New Jersey.
Prasanna and Sneha have rendered neat performances but they don’t get ample scope to show their skills. John Shea is impressive.
Music director Karthik Raja has given a couple of hummale tunes while the background score by Martio adds value to the movie.
‘Acchamundu Acchamundu’ is good on paper but it fails to pass muster, as it doesn’t deal the subject with focus. As a result, it has come out as a foiled attempt to make a thriller. How can you make a thriller without the elements to thrill and excite the audiences?