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Aravan is agonisingly slow

At best some of that sweeping cinematography by Siddharth and Vijay Murugan’s sets are breathtaking, but that aside, this is one film which is not in the same league as the director's earlier films. (more)

Source: MovieBuzz, Sify.com


Aravaan is brilliant

Aravaan is a slice of life from 18th century Tamil Nadu, with its lifestyle, humour, sorrows, loves and losses documented in painstaking fashion. This is an ode to history that deserves every bit of attention it receives. As such, it's one of those movies that deserve to become a legend. (more)

Source: Pavithra Srinivasan, Rediff.com


Aravaan:High on detailing and effort, low on engaging

There is an end card which says that capital punishment should be banned. But if this is what Balan wanted to convey, it baffles as to why he brought in 18th century Tamils. Finally when the film draws to a close, there is something amiss that you are not able to place a finger on. Is it that we hav...(more)

Source: Movie Reviewer, Behindwoods.com


Aravaan is Good

Overall if you are fed up of regular commercial drama, Aravan is a perfect watch for this weekend! (more)

Source: Ambili S, galatta.com


Steals and Guards

Word of mouth must do the job! Aravaan is also slightly reminiscent of Virumaandi. Aravaan – Eight Pack Excellence!(more)

Source: Editorial Board, 600024


This is an ode to history that deserves every bit of attention it receives.

Aravaan is sure to remain as a milestone in the making of a periodic film. (more)

Source: Editorial Board, Truthdive


Go for 'Aravaan', a novice attempt that's worthy of your time.

Vasantabalan should thank T Siva who has managed to produce a mega film with no hassles. The movie is entertaining and engrossing from the word go. There is some lacunae in second half with too many sub-plots. But what makes it count is that it is indeed a honest attempt. (more)

Source: Movie Reviewer, IndiaGlitz.com


A lofty aim

A story with speed breakers…(more)

Source: Malathi Rangarajan, The Hindu

Music Tracks

No. Song Title Lyric Writer Performer(s) Listen here
1 “Oore Oore Ennapetha” Vivegha Krishnaraj, Mukesh, Periya Karuputhevar, Rita & Priya
2 “Nila Nila Poguthae” Na. Muthukumar Vijay Prakash & Harini
3 “Kalavuda” Na. Muthukumar Mano, Pasupathi, Kottaichami, Karunanidhi, Rahul Nambiar, MLR.Karthikeyan, Vijay Narain, Malathi, Harish
4 “Unna Kolla Poren” Na. Muthukumar MLR. Karthikeyan, Bhavatharani
5 “Naagamalai Sanchuidchu” Na. Muthukumar Gopal, Seerkazhi Sivachidambaram & Narayanan
6 “Nanadakumara” Na. Muthukumar Subhiksha
7 “Oruvaan Irruvaan” Na. Muthukumar Karthik