‘Aayirathil Oruvan’ is a movie that brings about conflict between the present generations of Chola and Pandian dynasty. The film opens with a renowned archeologist (Prathap Pothan) found in an isolated land bounded with a nightmarish experience. On the very next day, the newspapers carry news that he’s missing. His only beloved daughter Lavanya (Andrea) an archeologist herself is desolated with the loss.
The forest officer Anitha (Reema Sen) with the aid of few ministers and higher police officials embark a journey to unleash the mystery behind archeologist. They get an aid from local coolies lead by Muthu (Karthi). The trio Muthu-Anitha-Lavanya is into the deep forests along with police official and defense force.
Things are fine and adventurous till they approach the mysterious land where they’re taken into a different world of Chola Kingdom. The descendents of Chola Dynasty still exist ruled by the present king (Parthiban).
Right throughout the first half, you’ll see lot of glam and thrilling moments. But it is indigestible to see these three characters become insane as they enter the land of Chola Dynasty. That the Dynasty has been shown as cannibals is still more indigestible. So is the case with Reemma’s sudden transformation post once they entered the territory of ‘Cholas’. The second half sans logic and coherence and hence it makes little impact.
Karthi does a neat work and keep us engrossed with his casual performance. Reemma Sen is quite impressive in a sumptuous role. She sizzles in song sequences. Andrea looks good but she hasn’t got any role to perform. Parthiban’s histrionics fail to make any impact.
G.V. Prakash has done a fine job in back ground score while his songs aren’t outstanding with the exception of ‘Un Mela Aasadhan’. Ramji’s cinematography is amazing.
Overall, Selvaraghavan has attempted to tread in a different path but he has failed to keep up the momentum through out the movie.