Cast: Ajith Kumar, Trisha Krishnan, Anushka Shetty, Arun Vijay
Direction: Gautham Menon
Producer: A M Rathnam, S Aishwarya
Banner: Shri Sai Raam Creations
Music: Harris Jayaraj
Genre: Action, Thriller
Run Time: 177 Mins
Release Date: 5 Feb 2015
Yennai Arindhaal (2015)
Ajith’s long expected Yennai Arindhaal finally released today. Produced by Shri Sai Ram Creations, director Gautham Vasudev Menon’s Yennai Arindhaal has Ajith, Anushka, Trisha, Arun Vijay and Vivek playing important roles. Harris Jayaraj has scored the music and Dan Macarthur has cranked the camera with Anthony on the editing board. Arun Vijay has played a handsome baddie role with chiseled body in the film. After a quite hiatus Harris Jayaraj and Gautham Menon teamed up for this Ajith starrer.
Yennai Arindhaal can be called as a biography of a cop named Satyadev from the age of 13 to the age of 40 years and is about the people he meets in his life. What are the consequences that he has faced to save his family from thee goons he faces because of his job forms the crux of the story.
The movie opens to Thenmozhi (Anushka) being prepped up for a potential groom to see her. After ensuring that the guy and his parents run away, a completely disinterested Anushka steps on a plane from Boston to Chennai. On the plane, beside her is a handsome guy. Impressed with him, she follows him around and even goes to meet him at a Coffee Shop the next day. However, here a gang of masked goons descend and utter chaos follows. The handsome guy – Sathyadev (Ajith) saves the day, but is injured by the leader of the gang – Victor (Arun Vijay). Requiring medical attention, Sathyadev asks Thenmozhi to accompany him to the hospital. At the hospital, Sathyadev recounts his earlier association with Victor and an enraged Victor also does the same.
As a school-going youngster, Sathyadev’s mother wants him to be a doctor. But destiny has other plans for him. The senseless death of his father at the hands of a gangster motivates him to join the police force.
Ajith, is a dedicated police officer who puts work ahead of his personal life. He also puts his own life on the line to make sure his jurisdiction stays clean and free from violence and illegal activities. During one of his investigations, Ajith meets the hugely pregnant Hemanika, and drives her to the hospital. Coincidentally, they meet again a couple of years later and he is introduced to her young daughter Isha (Baby Anikha). Sathyadev promptly falls in love with both. They get engaged, but the night before the wedding, Hemanika is brutally murdered.
Ajith then sets out on a mission to know about his wife’s murderers and Yennai Arindhaal then turns into a road film. The narrative alternates between the present, wherein he is trying to prevent Thenmozhi (Anushka Shetty) from getting killed, and his tragic past with Hemanika (Trisha).
With beautiful moments from Ajith’s life told in flashbacks, where does the journey of the protagonist ends forms the rest of the story.