Cast: Jayam Ravi, Neetu Chandra, Sudha chandran
Producer: J. Anbazhagan
Director: Ameer Sultan
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Release Date: 22 Feb 2013
Genre: Action, Romance
Ameerin Aadhi Bhagavan (2013)
After a brief run in with some Hindu organisations, who objected to the film title claiming it hurt their sentiments, Ameer’s much awaited Aadhi Bhagavan finally releases in theatres with a slight modification to its title. The film is now called Ameerin Aadhi Bhagavan
Produced by DMK politician J Anbazhagan, under the banner of Anbu Pictures, this film has been in the making for almost three years and has been shot in some exotic foreign locations, as well as many states across India. The film has been certified with an ‘A’ certificate.
To live up to the expectations of great films like Paruthiveeran and Ram is not an easy task, and though Ameer has tried his best to recreate that magic, he has only succeeded to some extent.
Branded as a Mafioso action love story, Ameerin Aadhi Bhagavan has actor Jayam Ravi and Neetu Chandra in the lead roles with Sudha Chandran in a supporting role as the lead actor’s mother and Malayalam actor Saiju Kurup playing the role of a villain. Also making a special appearance in the film is Ameer himself and Sakshi Shivanand, who was roped in to perform an item number for the movie.
Jayam Ravi plays the role of an underworld don Aadhi Shanmugam based in Bangkok, who is obsessed with making money. Karishma (Neetu Chandra) plays his love interest.
The film opens in Andhra Pradesh, where there is some controversy about two brothers and some local politicians involved in illegal granite quarrying. Aadhi takes advantage of the situation and impersonating a CBI official, manages to fool the brothers and gets away with their black money.
The story then shifts to Bangkok, where Aadhi is portrayed as a powerful Mafioso, who makes a lot of enemies through his shady dealings.
Aadhi is estranged from his mother (Sudha Chandran), who is against his bad ways and refuses to accept any help from him. Aadhi then meets Karishma at a bar which he frequents and it is love at first sight for him. Karishma convinces Aadhi to travel with her to Mumbai to meet her ailing father and it is here that the story takes an unforeseen turn.
Unknowingly Aadhi is trapped in a dangerous game played by Karishma, who is not what she appears to be. The second half of the film is not what you expect, and though there is too much of violence, the twists and turns in the plot keep you on the edge of your seat.