Anegan Tamil Movie Review
As the title suggests, 'Anegan,' is a story of a man with many looks, in this case three looks. Complementing Dhanush's three looks is new face Amyra Dastur from Bollywood. So be prepared for three different love stories set in different times. Connecting the three love tales is the concept of reincarnation.
The main story is pivoted around Madhu, an IT professional, who sees visions of her past. So she consults a psychiatrist and during her sessions reveals the story of her past incarnation in the sixties. She is Samudra, a native of Burma, who falls in love with Murugappa, an Indian labourer, after he rescues her in an accident. As in all love stories, her rich father is the villain and does not approve of their love.
Come to the present and Madhu bumps into Ashwin, also working in the same company. He bears a striking resemblance to Murugappa and Samudra is bent on winning his heart. But Ashwin is not convinced of her stories of the past and wonders if she is really sane.
As for the third love story it surfaces during a session that Madhu has subsequently with her psychiatrist. She reveals how her other incarnation, Kalyani, a Brahmin girl and her lover Kali, a slum rowdy. The suspense around this story keeps the rest of the script rolling.
Dhanush is brilliant in all three roles. As Murugappa, he lends simplicity and then turns real rustic as Kali only to emerge sophisticated in the shoes of Ashwin. Playing the perfect tango to him is Amyra. Not merely being a pretty picture, Amyra packs in a brilliant performance and shows great promise. Veteran actor Karthik comes in as the easy going and friendly boss of Madhu and Ashwin.
'Anegan' opens with great promise especially the scene where Murugappa rescues Samudra in a mishap on a giant wheel ride. Although the characters of Dhanush and Amyra have been well etched, after a point the story gets predictable. It's a typical commercial film with all elements in place and clearly targeted at Dhanush's fans. The screenplay is interesting enough to hold attention.
'Anegan's racy screenplay makes it worth a watch one time. Not to forget the brilliant cinematography that takes you to exotic locales.