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      Vaaranam Aayiram

      2008 Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 83% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score A son deals with the death of his father and examines how their relationship influences him through growing up, romance, tragedy and adventure. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Vaaranam Aayiram - 10/10. When I first watched this film in theaters, little did I know that the pair that brought us Kaakha Kaakha would deliver one of the greatest tamil cinema films of all time. Suriya and Gautham Menon created one of the greatest character journey films I've ever seen. Movies like Forrest Gump, Nayagan, and Thavamai Thavamirundhu showcased journeys of protagonists from their youth to adulthood. Like those films, Vaaranam Aayiram is a gold standard example of what a film about life should look like. Suriya and Simran both deliver such amazing performances in this film. They might have done big movies before and after this one, but none of them will ever have the same impact this film had on myself and the countless other people that have seen it. Suriya just transforms himself into each stage of life in this film. You believe each transformation because he physically and mentally commits. Simran offers a subtle but nuanced portrayal of a loving wife and mother, who just wants the best for the family. Harris Jayaraj delivers an amazing score and songs that really just sit with you for years and years. Cinematography by R. Ratnavelu is so amazing, he shows each stage of life with complete care and visual accuracy. Every shot matters. What makes this film so great is how Gautham Menon directed it. It's based around his life and upbringing, and its obviously dedicated towards his father. There's so much honest convos in this film, so honest that you feel like its something straight out of your life. He showcases the journey of life so wonderfully too. Whether it be the awkward teen years, the brash confidence of young adulthood, the confusion of post education, the tragedy and devastation of heartbreak and failure, and the rise from the failure. Everything is done and shown with so much care. We see each progression slowly but with great detail. Not a lot of filmmakers care about the small details, but you know for sure Menon does. I will always love this film no matter how much times I've seen it, and it continues to be relevant and relatable, all these years later. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member One of the best films ever made in our Indian Film Industry. All about life. I highly recommend this to all irrespective of language and genre. A good film has no language barrier. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Really good Gautham Menon Surya movie Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Relationship between father and son is defined beautifully in this film with a message "Whatever happens, life has to go on..." Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member The love story is heart touching. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Whatever happens, life has to go on...This is the biggest message this film can give you. Wonderful performance by Surya too! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A son deals with the death of his father and examines how their relationship influences him through growing up, romance, tragedy and adventure.
      Director
      Gautham Menon
      Screenwriter
      Gautham Menon
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      Tamil
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 9, 2019