|Surya, Tamanna, Prabhu|
|Music by: Harris jeyraj|
`In the World of Crime, Trust No One` Hard to take indeed. Perhaps, the best quoted statement by Mario Puzo in his novels based on mafia seems to be a central theme for `Ayan`. But, the complete film isn`t something merely about this factor. K.V. Anand who made a commendable debut directorial with his `Kana Kandaen` picks up yet another theme that unravels the hidden shade of North Chennai. Of course, `Smuggling` term isn`t something off the wall when it comes to Kollywood. But, the way Anand has portrayed certain sequences really urges us to sing appraisals for him.
Deva (Surya), a cool chap across the lanes of North Chennai works for Doss (Prabhu). Patently, they are involved in smuggling money vending articles like Gold, Pirated Videos, diamonds and more across the globe. You`ll see this young lad fleeing from Namibia, Los Angeles and anywhere on the globe. Of course, his smart conniving acts are still invisible for the customs department and cops. Chitti Babu (Jagan) and a deaf driver (Karunas) the paisanos accompany Deva. But every time, they are on a fraudulent mission, either cops or strangers are ready to trap them.
Somehow, the smart guys don`t get into trouble. Meanwhile, Deva and Chitti`s sister (Tamannaah) fall in love and there goes cheerful moments for Deva who has good friends, sweetheart, a lovable mother (Renuka) and a caring boss.
But, things aren`t as expected for Deva when he breaks through the culprit who has been informing his each moves to the cops and opposite gang lead by Kamalesh (Akashdeep Sehgal).
Surya exceeds our expectations on all arenas of action, romance, emotions and comedy sequences. Watch his best stunts across the Namibia (Inspired from Transporter and Bourne Ultimatum style), they`re mind boggling.
Tamannaah looks bubbly and fresh on the screens where she top notches on her part. Prabhu does a fantastic job and he must thank Anand for portraying him so powerfully. Better, the filmmaker could`ve opted for someone else other than Akashdeep Sehgal who doesn`t suit the role. Jagan spellbinds with a resplendent performance. Renuka, Karunas and Ponvannan have lived under the skin of characterizations.
Musical score by Harris Jayaraj scores best on many parts especially with `Vizhi Mudi`. But it`s a real disappointment with his background scoring.
Cinematography by Prabhu emblazons the screens with best visuals. Kanal Kannan`s breathtaking stunts are again a tremendous job. Anthony`s editing is sleek.
Screenplay goes substantial throughout the film where K.V. Anand has added interesting issues to it. But there are some blatant flaws like where a person needn`t take such risks in smuggling home videos with big sized CDs. It`s an era where you`ve nail sized pen drives or directly upload flicks on the internet. K.V. Anand What`s really stopping your cognizance? Or else, he has added some intellectual moves by protagonist.
If you`re well versed with Hollywood flicks, there are probabilities of witnessing the partial traces of `Lord of Wars`, `Gone in 60Secs`, `Catch Me If You Can`, `Blood Diamond` and more.
But, if you wanna enjoy the film, drop your cognizance outside the theatres. It`s a good treat for all centers.
On the whole, `Ayan` is sure to gross with good collections across the box office, as there aren`t any big releases slated to hit the screens in the coming weeks.
Verdict: Stylish commercial fiesta.