A string of murders take place in various parts of the country. The modus operandi of all the killings is similar and the one who is doing these commit the murders as a proud devotee of Lord Siva.
A private detective Avudaiyappan (Bhagyaraj) investigates the case and he develops suspicion over Siva (Pa Vijay), who leads a simple life with his family in Chennai.
Avudaiyappan brings all the pieces together and catches Siva almost red-handed. Now opens the flashback, where Siva’s past is revealed. He had a beautiful family, including father, mother and sister.
One day, his sister gets abused and killed brutally. Hence, to teach a lesson to wrong-doers, Siva takes law in his hands and is on an Anniyan-type mission.
Known as a successful lyricist and okayish actor, Pa Vijay proves himself as a director too in Aruthra, a film which is a mixed bag of emotions, suspense, drama and a message.
As an actor, he gets his emotions right and as director, he has passed the test. Bhagyaraj, the veteran that he is, has done a neat job. Others in the cast are adequate.
The film could have been better technically as the computer graphics are certainly not up to the mark. Also, certain scenes in the first half look artificial.
To sum it up, though the film is not too good, it has its own moments, touches our heart and conveys a much needed message on child abuse, especially at a time when such crimes are on a rise in these parts.
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
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