He then struggles to cope with life in the city as he has been living in the forest all his life and is also under awe the language people speak. Sayyesha, in order to make Jayam Ravi feel comfortable attempts to learn the tribal language and a friendship soon blossoms between the two. In due time, Jayam Ravi comes under complete care and supervision of Sayyesha. Forest officials from Andaman in the meantime are conducting a search operation after Jayam Ravi goes missing and come to India. They soon find him and take him back to Andaman. Sayyesha follows them and Jayam Ravi escapes from the police and the two are now on the run in the forest. Memories then come rushing back to Jayam Ravi and he remembers there are people in the forest for him and that corporations were trying to drive them away from their homes. How Jayam Ravi finds his people and how he thwarts the plans of those corporations forms the rest of the plot of Vanamagan.
Jayam Ravi does not have a single dialogue and emotes throughout the film. No doubt he has put in an exceptional effort in terms of acting as well as physically, he has come on top with this role. Sayyesha looks gorgeous and leaves us spellbound with her dancing skills. Prakash Raj has once again brought in his experience and played his role convincingly.
Director Vijay has been making different films throughout his career and Vanamagan too is a different story. He has attempted to tell the message the tribals who live in forests exhibit qualities akin to a civilized man, but the urban-bred man is behaving more like a cannibal with the passage of each day. He has tried to convey his message using Jayam Ravi. Despite extracting the best output from his cast and crew, he has faltered in his screenplay. His attempts to strike a chord with audiences in comedy scenes turn out to be a complete dud. Although Harris Jayaraj's songs are average, he rises to the top in the background score department. Cinematographer Tirru's skills come to the fore and he has shown the sequences in Andaman Islands beautifully throughout the narrative.
In short, Vanamagan should have been better.