Casting : Karthi, Tamannah, Milind Soman, Jagan, Sonia and others
Music : Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematography : Mathi
Producer : Lingusamy
Director : Subash Chandrabose
Release Date:21 May, 2010
The story is set on the backdrop of Bangalore and here lives Shiva (karthik) along with his friends. He is in a desperate need of job and his friends also help him. However, he has got an attitude that is hard to comprehend. Shiva’s life takes a turn when he sees Charulatha (Tamannah) and it is love at first sight for him. One day, he goes to the railway station in a friend’s car to receive someone when Charulatha along with her uncle come and get inside the car. They assume him to be the car driver and compel him to take them to Chennai. Midway, during a stop, Charu asks Shiva to dump her uncle and they set off to Mumbai. Why did they go there? What is Shiva’s link with Mumbai? Who is Bali (milind soman)? All this forms the rest of the story.
First half of the movie is entertaining. Second half is little heavy with continuous fights. The plus points of the movie are engaging storytelling and the lead pair. On the flip side, the story line might prove to be too thin for a film of 2 and half hours of runtime. On a whole, Awara is a decent road movie with adequate entertainment.
Karthi shed some weight compared to his debut film Yuganiki Okkadu. He has unique sweetness and innocence his face though he looks rough. He should be appreciated more because he has taken pains to learn Telugu and dub his own voice. For a first timer he has done reasonably good job with dubbing and he will improve his diction and flow as he do more movies. He is a decent actor. Tamanna is endearing as a girl in trouble. Sonia (Happy Days fame) did the role of one of friends of hero and she is good (she didn’t dub her voice). Milind Soman is alright as the villain. All other actors are of non-Telugu origin.
Technical and Other departments:
Basically it is a road movie where hero who is in love with heroine goes to any extent to be in presence of her. He does everything to protect her from all evil forces and there by winning her love. Films of this nature are extremely difficult to narrate because they have single thread and they don’t afford the luxuries of typical Telugu/Tamil commercial paddings. Director Linguswamy comes up with an engaging first half, but runs out of ideas in second half where he had to fill it up with continuous fights. Screenplay of the movie is very good except for the latter portion of the movie.
Music by Yuan Shankar Raja is nice. Most of the songs in this film are situational with montage shots. Cinematography by Mathi is good. Dialogues are laced with humor. Editing by Anthony is adequate. Fights are well choreographed.
The film will remind us of a Hollywood thriller but then it has been added with enough nativity to make you feel at home. While the first half goes about with the regular elements of comedy, romance and some action sequences, it is the second half that gives the real twist and takes it to an interesting climax. It is the subject of the film that might not appeal to all section of the audience and this is for those adrenaline pumping and fast paced movie lovers. Technically, it is a very good product so the chances of hitting the success mark are good at the box office.