Kacheri Aarambam is Jeeva's another experiment with commercial flick. Debutant director Thiraivannan has no pretentions. He seems to be content with such a clichéd story and hence takes no strain to tell us anything new or novel.
The story is all about a youth coming to the city falling in love and confronting the baddie. The hero lands up in Chennai and joins in a shop owned by Vadivelu in Burma Bazaar.
Madhi (Poonam Bajwa) saves Jeeva from a road accident and our hero falls for her at the first sight. His efforts to say thanks to the girl are confronted with cold expressions from the girl, who seems to be in a trouble. Jeeva comes to know that Madhi is intimidated by Sivamani (J.D. Chakravarty), a powerful dada, who loves her. He threatens that he would kill her parents if she says no to him. He has already killed two boys who had proposed to Madhi.
Jeeva joins Sivamani’s gang to checkmate him. He wins his trust and then tries to foil his plans. Once Jeeva’s hide-and-seek game comes out in the open, the baddie tries to kill him but get killed in the hands of our powerful super hero.
The first half involving Jeeva coming to Chennai and joining Vadivelu are enjoyable. But the second half, which is predictable and dull, mars the impact. Vadivelu's comedy portions with Jeeva save the film.
The idea of befriending the villain to defeat him in nothing new. The villain is touted to be a terror in the area but he looks like a dummy piece in most of the scenes.
Jeeva does his job neatly with flair and charm. But he must be more careful in choosing the scripts to avoid becoming predictable. J.D. Chakravarty as the don has done what’s expected of him.
Poonam looks pretty but making her appear with a sad face through out the movie doesn't help the movie in any way. Nisha Kothari sizzles in the item song.
Thiraivannan hasn't tried anything new. He has shown that he could make a masala movie. But he must understand that even masala movies need new ideas and smart execution.