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Avan Ivan fails in execution.

Avan Ivan does have, at its heart, a nice storyline with plenty of comic elements. But director Bala doesn't really capitalize on its strengths, and never pulls you into the story except in parts which is disappointing, as he is among today's trend-setters in Tamil cinema. Arthur A Wilson's cinemato...(more)

Source: Pavithra Srinivasan, Rediff.com


Power packed performance, let down by loose screenplay.

It's worth mentioning that the film completely belongs to Vishal. His power-packed performance leaves us astonished. Unlike Vishal, Arya doesn't have much scope over performance, but manages to remain under spotlights with his rib-tickling comedy tracks and dialogue delivery. The versatile filmmaker...(more)

Source: Editorial Board, Behindwoods.com


Time pass.

Avan Ivan is Bala's first commercial cocktail. There is no story or script. The lead actors along with a fantastic supporting cast of Ambika and GM Kumar make the film work with their outstanding performances. The whole film seems to be made to give Vishal a big boost as an actor of substance. Arya ...(more)

Source: MovieBuzz, Sify.com


Bala and his boys.

Avan Ivan is like a marriage between commercial cinema with the signature style of Bala. The ace filmmaker has woven the script in such a way that there are no dull moments and the wafer-thin storyline does proceed without any lag. Vishal is outstanding. Arya is cool, casual and is at utmost ease. T...(more)

Source: Editorial Board, IndiaGlitz.com


Avan Ivan is a good watch.

Bala's characters are powerful, but in this film, they seem to lack a gripping storyline compared to his earlier movies. Vishal, Arya, G.M. Kumar and veteran actress Ambika are the prominent characters. Arthur Wilson shoulders Bala's love for the luscious landscapes, while Yuvan's music combined wit...(more)

Source: Petson Peter, galatta.com


Watch it, for Vishal.

Vishal looks invincible. Hats off to the actor for an excellent show! Aarya is a perfect foil for Vishal. Heroines Madhu Shalini and Janani Iyer have little to do. 'Super' Subbarayan warrants mention for the intensity of the stunts. And Yuvan's re-recording is a definite plus. The intermission leave...(more)

Source: Malathi Rangarajan, The Hindu

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Arun Sundar

Usual Bala touch was missing in this film..however it managed to be an entertaining one time watch. (more)

Music Tracks

No. Song Title Lyric Writer Performer(s) Listen here
1 “Rasathi” Na. Muthukumar Haricharan
2 “Dia Dia Dole” Na. Muthukumar Suchitra
3 “Oru Malayoram” Na. Muthukumar Vijay Yesudas, Baby Priyanka, Baby Srinisha, Baby Nithyashree
4 “Muthal Murai” Na. Muthukumar Vijay Prakash
5 “Avanapathi” Na. Muthukumar T. L. Maharajan, Sathyan