Suresh Krissna, who has given memorable hits with Annamalai and Batsha, has come out with a movie that apes his own film. He has almost made a remake of his Rajini starrer Annamalai and named it as Aarumugam.
You have Bharath in the place of Rajnikanth and Sathya in the place of Sarathbabu. You also have a Neelambari (Ramya Krishnan) and the result is Aarumugam.
One cannot understand why Suresh Krissna has opted for an old story. Aarumugham is nothing but a replica of Annamalai. Aarumugham (Bharath), running an Idli shop, is a close friend of Karthik (Sathya), a rich man. The Idli shop is located in a place where his motherís (Seetha) grave is built.
Sathya is the brother of a rich business woman Malini Devi (Ramya Krishna). Aarumugham is fond of his fatherís friendís daughter Yamini (Priya Mani). But Malini Devi, who is against his brother moving close with a poor youth tries to separate them.
Some circumstances put Malini against Aarumugam and Sathya aligns himself with his sister. Subsequently Malini and his brother try to demolish Aarumugham's motherís grave. Aarumugham, like Annamalai, vows to become rich and settle score.
Suresh Krishna has made an attempt to give Bharath a hit movie by making his act like Rajinikanth. The result is nothing but a disaster, as Bharath looks like a clown in the shoes of the Superstar. Priya Mani, on the other hand has nothing to do other than sheding her cloths to add spice to the fare. Ramya does another Neelambari show but the script doesnít allow her to recreate the magic.
Others including Saranya, Sathya and Ilavarasu play their respective parts well. Karunaas comedy fails to click. Devaís music is not up to the mark.
Aarumugham is an unabashed and unsuccessful effort to emulate Rajiniís movie.