Aval Movie Review
Written & Direction : Milind Rau
Producer/Writer : Siddharth
Cast : Siddharth | Andrea Jeremiah
Music : Girishh
Cinematography : Shreyaas Krishna
Editor : Lawrence Kishore
Production company : Viacom 18 Motion Pictures | Etaki Entertainment
Running Time : 2hrs 18 mins
Aval just gives you some time to breath and when you think there’s lot of time left for the supernatural things to occur, it blows you out of waters tingling your spines. At an unexpected turn, you’ll be thrilled and excited with the ghost just knocking you off the feet.
Credits to the intense work of Milind Rao and Siddarth, who have cautiously made sure that they don’t repeat the routine horror movie stuffs
As a matter of fact, a huge relief from the stereotypical horror movies in Tamil cinema, where every Fridays we had enough of ghosts and in Aval, we don’t see a single sequence with humour. It’s purely and honestly, a blunt horror tale.
An onionskin plot revolves around a neurosurgeon (Siddarth) and his wife Lakshmi (Andrea Jeremiah) having a romantic and happy life. But with the arrival of new neighbours, everything in their lives gets into unexpected shocks and twists.
The instant attraction of Aval is the brilliant work by cinematographer Shreyaas Krishna, who uplifts the entire film to an International style. It looks completely on the Hollywood and Japanese styled horror movies. The next thing to be appreciated is the background score by Girish, who has made sure that the emotions and eeriness prevails throughout the show. He doesn’t get us annoyed with loud and jarring BGM as it happens with most of the horror tales in Tamil. Thanks to Sound department as well for avoiding the noisy ones and giving the effects that is really demanded by the script and situations.
Siddarth has given so much life to his characterization. He looks stylish and he absorbs himself into the role with complete involvement. Andrea Jeremiah is casually efficient in emoting well to the situations. Anisha is the real big attraction, where she exerts a flawless performance from beginning till end. Atul Kulkarni is excellent.
If you’re looking out for any flip sides, it could not be found in plethora, but few things like repeated gory images of ghosts should have been avoided at few places. Well, this doesn’t hamper the script anywhere and Aval has all ingredients to get you scared and commuted to the world of horror.