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3.75

The road not taken

Aditi Balan is the soul of the film. She is able to be commanding and powerful at times and gentle and vulnerable when needed. This has got to be one of the most difficult roles in recent memory. It is so real whenever she breaks down and there is not an iota of fakeness in her performance. She rema...(more)

Source: Bharath Vijayakumar, MovieCrow

3.50

Nothing short of a masterpiece, Aruvi is a cinematic journey that every type of audience can relate to, connect to, empathize with and adore.

Aditi could not have asked for a better debut, and we might not have such a hard-hitting performance from a debutant in a long time. The direction, dialogues, and script are her biggest allies in this feat. (more)

Source: Editorial Board, Behindwoods.com

4.00

This Aditi Balan film is a must watch

It would be blasphemous to not mention the performances in Aruvi. Arun�s move to cast newcomers is smart. Without the baggage of previous appearances, every performance is fresh and adds more authenticity and flavour to the narrative. And boy what a find Aditi Balan is. She has probably got one of t...(more)

Source: Ashameera Aiyappan , Indian Express

4.00

Aruvi is a superbly written drama centred around a unique character that unfolds as a thriller, a black comedy, an awareness movie, and a tragedy.

The director lets the siege play out almost in real time, even making us feel that this portion is being overstretched. But this compressing and expanding of time-frames actually helps keep the audience disconcerted and doesn't let us anticipate what might happen next. (more)

Source: M Suganth, Times Of India

3.75

Will haunt you long after she fades out

Apart from the exemplary acting, the screenplay of �Aruvi� packs all the ingredients right from suspense, humor, thrill and tragedy to a very relevant core subject that has been most sensitively handled. The backstage truth about reality shows like �Solvathellam Sathyam� has been deconstructed to s...(more)

Source: Editorial Board, IndiaGlitz.com

4.00

Arun Prabu Purushothaman debuts with an ambitious, solidly written satire that takes an issue and does very unexpected things with it

The furious editing (Raymond Derrick Crasta) mirrors Aruvi's rage. But the director doesn't make the mistake of channelling this anger into a series of lectures. That's why the reality show is such a stroke of genius -- it adds an unexpected layer and cushions the messagey bits.This is where Aruvi s...(more)

Source: Baradwaj Rangan, Filmcompanion.in

4.50

An absolute must watch

The studio portions are a bit stretched. Nevertheless they provide the comic quotient on an otherwise serious story. At the same time, the director also reveals the ugly face of reality shows and what they do to increase the TRPs. Arun has handled the subject with lot of sensitivity and conviction. ...(more)

Source: Anupama Subramaniam, Deccan Chronicle

3.75

The coming of rage

Not that much can be taken away from this film. With incredible performances by a team of newcomers, it�s easily one of the best films of the year. It�s director, Arun Prabhu, and lead actress, Aditi Balan are precious finds and so is Anjali, who plays a transgender named Emily. It leaves you shaken...(more)

Source: Vishal Menon, The Hindu

User Reviews

4.5

Vineeth Komalath

Aruvi made me cry after a long time... Aditi Balan performed so easily even though a debutant (more)

4.0

Akilan

What a film,after a long time both tears and laughter comes in seeing the film. Dont miss the film because its a masterpiece.please do support (more)

Music Tracks

No. Song Title Lyric Writer Performer(s) Listen here
1 “Kukkotti Kunaatti” Kutti Revathi Vedanth Bharadwaj, Praniti Praveen Kumar, Bindhumalini Narayanaswamy Listen
2 “Asaindhadum Mayil” Kutti Revathi Bindhumalini Narayanaswamy
3 “Liberty Song (Cement Kaadu)” Kutti Revathi Bindhumalini Narayanaswamy
4 “Party Song (Uchchamthodum Anbin Kodi)” Kutti Revathi Bindhumalini Narayanaswamy Listen
5 “Hope (Merku Karayil)” Kutti Revathi Vedanth Bharadwaj, Bindhumalini Narayanaswamy Listen
6 “Aruvi Theme (Moods Of Aruvi)” Kutti Revathi Bindhumalini Narayanaswamy