Anbarivu Review: Hip Hop Tamizha’s latest is a well-packaged mega family entertainer

Anbarivu deals with the story of Anbu and Arivu, two twin brothers who are separated at birth and get split up due to a duel in the family.

Anbarivu Review: Hip Hop Tamizha’s latest is a well-packaged mega family entertainer
Platform
Disney+ Hotstar
Format
Movie Rated
13+
Genre
Action,DRAMA
Language

What is the story about?

Anbarivu deals with the story of Anbu and Arivu, two twin brothers who are separated at birth and get split up due to a duel in the family. As Anbu continues to grow with his granddad in Madurai, Arivu flies to Canada and is brought up by his father. When Arivu learns about the truths that have been hidden from him, he comes down to Madurai, only to lead to some confusions and combinations. 
 

Analysis

Debutant director Aswin Raam sets the tone of the film as a hero-driven entertainer that works very well right from the first frame, keeping the pulse of the audiences in mind and setting the family quotient well. The film has a huge cast and makes very good use of it. While the film starts on a loud note with Anbu’s character being a bit of a messy affair, it gains good shape after the second character of Arivu entertainers and puts up his emotional boards. The film has a rolled out, even pace throughout and does not hurry up at all despite its long list of events. After the big setup process that takes place in the first half, the second half is the better of the two and has some mass scenes that work in the right ways. 
 

Performances

Hip Hop Tamizha delivers a neat and likeable performance in the lead role, playing the dual parts of Anbu and Arivu. Out of the two, Arivu has the better fleshed out role with a longer graph. The film has a good support cast that has Napolean, Asha Sharath, Saikumar, Arjai and others but the show-stealer is Vidaarth who does extremely well in a new space. Playing a negative role, the actor has opened up another facet of him that we have not seen until now. The heroines have minute parts to play, and do not create a major impact. 
 

Music & Other Departments

Hip Hop Tamizha has done a fine job of bringing out situation-related tunes for the film, but it is his Arakiye track that stands out from the rest. His background score is decent. The film has fine technicalities otherwise, with the cinematography making it look like a really big film. 
 

Highlights

Hip Hop Tamizha’s performance as Arivu, Vidaarth and the commercial packaging of the film click. 
 

Drawbacks

The length of the film is quite longer than needed and might need some forwarding to be done on OTT. 
 

Did I enjoy it?

Yes. I liked a handful of well-written mass sequences in the film. 
 

Do I recommend it?

Yes. This is a worthy watch as a festive entertainer this Pongal. 
 


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