The thriller story 'Sarabam' is the directorial debut for Arun Mohan. In this, the hero (Naveen Chandra) meets industrialist Narain for a project work but Narain refuses his offer with many reasons. Naveen gets upset and goes to Narain's house to solve the issue and get things sorted.
There he meets Narain's daughter (Saloni). They have a casual chat and they go to Naveen's house. There he comes to know that she is a drug addict and is in need of money. Even Naveen is in need of money and therefore they both plan to get money from Narain. Naveen informs Narain that his daughter has been kidnapped and demands 30 crores as ransom to relieve her.
After receiving the money he leaves Saloni in her place and gets back home. Next day morning while watching news he comes to know that Saloni is murdered by someone but at the same time Narain and Saloni make a visit to his place and shocks him.This knot is solved in the rest of the movie.
Naveen Chandra is not given the regular hero characterization. Though his character is filled with deceit and depression, he has done his job well. Debutante Saloni Luthra has done a dual role and has also done the role of a drug addict very confidently. Though her portions have many twists and turns, she doesn't leave a mark.
Narain has taken a different role in this movie apart from his regular portrayals. Since only the four characters are shown repeatedly it turns monotonous after a point of time. If the director had added few more characters it would have added some life. Krishnan Vasanth's cinematography is an added strength to the movie. Songs are pretty much average in Britto Michael's music.