|Director||Arun Prabu Purushothaman|
|Music||Bindhu Malini - Vedanth Bharadwaj|
Aditi Balan is a curious girl, who leads a simple life along with her parents and younger brother. As she is the only girl in the family, she is brought up with lots of love and expectations. After entering college she starts to party, hangout with her friends a lot and also picks up the habit of smoking and alcohol consumption.
In the mean time her world takes a hard flip when she's diagnosed with HIV positive. Her parents first try to sympathise with her situation, but then they tell her to leave their house as they believe that she had gotten AIDS through physical transmission. How Aditi survives the outside world on her own by battling her disease and what kind trouble she faces, forms the crux of the film.
Debutant Arun Prabu Purushothaman has attempted to make a film that revolves around a subject which is still considered as taboo in our country. The film talks about the societal views a girl who consumes alcohol, smokes, likes to hangout with her friends from the opposite gender, with strong beliefs and a rebel has to endure.
Like how Aditi Balan's easy going behaviour had pushed her own family to immediately judge and jump to a conclusion that she was infected with AIDS only because she had encouraged physical intimacy. The way how Arun Prabu had tried to explain this through his direction is courageously beautiful. Yet, the director falters with the screenplay as he had included a lot of unnecessary sub plots, which makes the film a little too draggy.
It's remarkable how Aditi Balan has delivered a top-notch performance with her debut film. The lawyer turned actor, has pulled of the tricky character with such ease. Especially, her acting towards the end of the film is way too heart clenching and simply amazing. Aditi Balan sure has a lot of scope in the industry.
Bindhu Malini and Vedanth Bharadwaj has taken care of the music department and their background scores and songs are unique and fresh. Their tunes give an elevation to the script and is in perfect sync with the film's genre. Shelley Calist has cranked the camera and has made the film look really alive.
In short, Aruvi, is interesting.