Aegan, the directorial debut of choreographer Raju Sundaram is a total let down even to the hardcore fans of Ajith, leave alone the occasional movie-goers.
The film falters in many aspects that go to make a crowd-pleasing movie. It has a very weak story and raises more questions than it answers. There is not a single character to root for, and a climax that is like a cop out rather than a smooth, convincing end. Raju Sundaram has taken the plot’s crux from SRK starrer and box office hit “Main Hoon Na” and has heartbreakingly remade it badly.
The central character of the movie Siva (Ajith), a CB CID officer returns from abroad after killing Haneefa, a gangster with a nexus to Joseph Chinnappa (Suman), a notorious pharmaceutical tycoon in India. Meanwhile, Chinnappa parts ways with his accomplice and long time friend Ram Prasad. After they fell out, Ram Prasad turns an approver and escapes after a bomb attempt on him by Chinnappa. Ram Prasad’s daughter Pooja (Piaa) is studying in St. Joseph’s college, Ooty. Siva joins the same college as a student in an undercover operation to nab Ram Prasad when he comes to meet Pooja and also to protect her from Chinnappa.
In the college, Siva falls in love with chemistry professor Mallika (Nayanthara). How Siva protects Pooja, how he apprehends Ram Prasad, and rejoins his estranged stepmother (Suhasini) and stepbrother (Navdeep) form the remaining part of the narration.
Siva’s joining the Ooty college is a silly premise which has laid the foundation for all the stupidity that followed.
There are several blatant disjoints in the narration and unconvincing plots.
The stepbrother appears suddenly from nowhere and is shown helping Pooja’s father when he tries to escape from Siva.
The family tension between Siva, his stepmother, and his father lacks drama and these sequences appear to be the director’s afterthought.
The lousiest of all the scenes is when Ram Prasad casually walks into the college to be handcuffed by Siva.
Yet another scene that looks idiotic is that where Siva takes Ram Prasad to Chinnappa’s base, finishes off the whole gang single handedly and walks away nonchalantly.
The story comes to a tame end with the director leaving the episode of Siva’s rejoining his family hanging.
The script is so insipid that Ajith has no scope for acting. It comes as a disappointment even to Ajith fans, who came in droves to make the grand opening of the film.
Nayanthara does little to improve the proceedings. Her role is limited to working up her charm with the audience.
Suman looks ordinary. Jayaram as college principle makes a parody of his character. Most of his jokes are puerile. Navdeep, Piaa Bajpai, Nassar, and Suhasini too could do much.
When it comes to action, all but Ajith are at the receiving end. Ajith pummeling hulk-like goons effortlessly seem more like a comedy than a life threatening stunts.
The only plus point is Yuvan’s music, which is pleasing. Especially the numbers “Kichu Kichu” and “Freedom” are rapturous. Aegan is a vain attempt by the debutant director Raju Sundaram.