Story & Narration
Technical Aspects & Music
An impressive, almost airtight drama.
Summary : Ayogya is a film that will definitely not disappoint the viewer. The second half really comes together nicely, with lots of well-shot moments that are both cheer-worthy and tug the heartstrings too. The message is put across in the right way, and that’s the positive here.
Cast: Vishal, R.Parthiepan, Raashi Khanna, KS Ravikumar, Pooja Devariya, Yogi Babu, MS Baskar, Anand Raj, Sonia Agarwal & others
Cinematography: VI Karthik
Music: Sam CS
Art Director: SS Murthi
Costumes: Uthara Menon
Written & Directed by: Venkat Mohan
Produced by: Light House Movie Makers LLP
Distributed by: Screen Scene Media Entertainment Pvt Ltd
Release Date: 11-05-2019
Run Time: 02:30:00
Vishal’s latest outing in Ayogya, is a very good drama that stays faithful to the original for most of its runtime, and then hits the right notes with an unexpected climax. Despite some turn offs, the film is an engaging affair that works well and will be a better watch if you have not seen Temper yet.
Ayogya is bent on the dilemma that a corrupt cop faces when he is one of the threads to a heinous crime that takes place in the city. The film hops along with a commercial path in the first half, paying heed to romance, action, some comedy here and there. It only gets to the main plot right before the interval, and from thereon, the proceedings are more accessible and instilling. The second half of the Ayogya, despite a single boring drunk song & fight stretch, is the better of the two. The unforeseen climax segment elevates the film, with the help of Vishal’s powerful performance that should win him a lot of praise.
After a long time, it is good to see Vishal adopt a different body language and dialogue delivery mechanism here. This is more of an over-the-top, negative-minded character that he gets to portray, and the actor does it really well even though we can see shades of NTR. In addition to his performance, Ayogya has been blessed by the inclusions of Parthiban and KS Ravikumar, two big plus points for the film. Raashi Khanna gets to play the usual heroine with a little more emotional space, while Pooja Devaraiya acts as the trigger for the storyline.
Technically, Ayogya is neat with the cinematography scaling the green-yellowish tones throughout. Sam CS’ score is just adequate, as he sticks to one theme for the entire film, something he has done in the past with Adangamaru and 100.
Toting up, one can say that Ayogya is a film that will definitely not disappoint the viewer. The second half really comes together nicely, with lots of well-shot moments that are both cheer-worthy and tug the heartstrings too. This is a good debut for Venkat Mohan, though it could have been tinkered at places. The message is put across in the right way, and that’s the positive here.
Ayogya Movie Review Rating: 3/5
Written By: Siddarth Srinivas
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