Kattoor is a small village in Tamil Nadu, where water scarcity is a major issue. People who live there struggle every day to complete their daily chores, and drill deep dangerous wells in search of water. Nayanthara, moves in as the district collector, and take up the citizens of Kattoor's problems as her own and try to find them justice. But, it doesn't end with the fight against water scarcity, it also involves a family of four and the miserable unfortunate they had faced. The rest of the plot revolves around the people's fight for basic rights with the use of Nayanathara's support, power and voice.
Nayanthara's performance as a righteous, kind-hearted and a bold district collector is near to perfection, the way she emotes her pain in understanding others' hardship and misery is beyond amazing. Yet, again she proves that she deserves the title Lady Superstar. But, the story doesn't revolve around her, the crux of the film is formed with in the family of four; performed by Sunu Lakshmi, Ramachandran Durairaj, Vignesh and Ramesh of Kakka Muttai fame.
Their characterisation and performance is what drives the film forward. Especially, Sunu Lakshmi, who deserves multiple applauses as she has pulled of her character as a mother effortlessly. The way she had emoted her feelings are hard hitting and appraise-worthy. Like wise, Ramachandran Durairaj who plays the role of a father, have done a compelling job, while both their reel sons; Vignesh and Ramesh have delivered heart touching performances.
Though Nayanthara plays the main lead, the film's script is the hero. Gopi Nainar, has done an amazing job in the directorial department. He has boldly addressed and depicted one of the society's most important issue, which we come across in our daily lives. It is narrated in a compelling way where the impact of the hard hitting truth stays with you way after the movie ends.
The no nonsense screenplay is on point and so engaging, that it involves the viewers, and make them feel as if they are within the film sharing the characters misery. Yet, the movie may seem a little too draggy to a certain section of people. Nevertheless, kudos to the director.
Om Prakash has handled the camera and he has shot really well, the cinematography is definitely one of the most positive aspects for the film's success. Coupled with Ruben's editing, the movie maintains a dark edge which helps in empathising with the story.
The most talented and trending music director Ghibran has provided the tunes, and he scores his way with the background music as it flows well with the movie's genre and it helps in eliciting the exact emotion the film's story demands.
In short, Aramm, is hard hitting and a must watch.