Aari is a honest and a kind hearted real estate broker. And because of his good nature he keeps running into trouble, and gets labelled as "the guy who doesn't know how to earn quickly for a living". In the hopes of changing his life style, his family then decides to get him married to Ashna Zaveri. Who initially rejects him but soon falls for him after understanding his honest intentions.
In this situation, Aari gets to know about his sister, Athulya's love affair with his friend. After a series of misunderstandings and disagreements, he finally agrees to their wedding. Aari then decides to sell his ancestral theatre Nagesh Thiraiyarangam to use the proceedings from it for dowry. But that's when he gets to know that some kind of supernatural entity haunts the theatre and stops him from selling it. How he sells the theatre forms the crux of the story.
Aari has pulled of his character decently. Even though he could have emoted his fear in a better way. Though, Ashna Zaveri travels throughout the film her scope for performance is limited. Yet, she has done an equally decent job.
Athulya plays a speech impaired person, so her performance depends on her reactions which she has delivered well. Masoom Shankar plays an important role and has done justice to it. Other actors like, Kaali Venkat and Manobala Mahadevan have pulled of their respective roles quiet well.
This is the first time a horror film is made which revolves around a theatre. Director Mohamad Issack who is famous for creating a Guinness World Record movie, has done a decent job at the directorial department. However, he falters with the screenplay, as the second half of the film is dragging and all over the place. He especially could have focused more on scripting the climax in a different way.
Though Srikanth Deva's background score isn't that horrifying, both his scores and songs are decent. EJ Nauzad's cinematography skills come to the fore and he has shot well.
In short, Nagesh Thiraiyarangam, could have been better.