Aranmanai Movie Review – Moviecrow


Aranmanai is so predictable that not even one guess of yours misfires. And when predictability sets in you got to make sure that the length is short. 161 minutes is a tad too long for a film that travels exactly how you expect it to. This might have not been a problem had the film had genuinely scary moments. Horror works the maximum when the ghost is not shown and fear of the others is depicted. Aranmanai employs the exact opposite strategy. You are exposed to the supernatural image very early on and it is shown frequently in almost every other scene. And when this image looks like a caricature and a rejected piece from an animation flick how are you going to get scared. The palace in which the events take place itself is so colourful and looks like a shooting spot. The initial scene of a character seeing his own image in the opposite premise looks exactly similar to the scene from the English flick 1408.