Troubled by the fact that a kid like Ashwin had attacked him, a don, Raju Sundaram decides to hunt him down and sets off in search for the youngster. As he is plagued with this problem, he goes against certain instructions of Santhana Bharathi. This angers the minister and he orders an immediate arrest of Raju Sundaram. In the meantime, both Ashwin and Varsha, who had not gotten the consent from their parents for their union decide to get married in secret and move into a new home above Raju Sundaram's home in the same building. Upon realizing the young couple are living right above his home, Raju Sundaram holds them locked in as his prisoners. Although he plans to kill them in the beginning, he later decides they are his safety net for an escape. The rest of the plot of Yaanum Theeyavan revolves around whether the young couple manage to escape from Raju Sundaram, whether the cops nab Raju Sundaram and if Ashwin and Varsha's parents approve their relationship.
Ashwin Jerome has done an impressive job in his debut film. Be it in romantic as well as action scenes, he has played his part well. Varsha Bollamma reminds us of Nazriya Nazim and looks beautiful throughout. She plays her part well and leaves an impression each time she appears on screen. Raju Sundaram is the strongest pillar in the film and his role is extremely different in comparison to the comedy characters he has been seen playing over the years. His performance is power-packed throughout the narrative. Ponvannan and Santhana Bharathi bring in their experience yet again and deliver satisfactory performances while VTV Ganesh, Arunraja Kamaraj and Jangiri Madhumitha perform decent.
There is a general impression about being a good person and being a bad person. It eventually comes to how that person reacts under a specific situation. Director Prashanth G Sekar needs to be complimented for attempting to tackle such a subject with this film. Every decision a person needs to make needs to be done upon proper analysis and any such mistake cn sometime prove costly in love and in crime is what the director has mad an effort to tell. Had he paid a little more attention while writing the screenplay for this film based on a real life story, it could have been better. Although Achu Rajamani's songs are average, he scores high in the background score department. Shreyaas Krisha's cinematography skills come to the fore and he has shot the film in an exquisite manner.
In short, Yaanum Theeyavan is a different attempt which should have better.