The wait is over. Ajith Kumar’s much-awaited Arrambam (Aarambam) has hit the screens today (October 31). The movie, which was released on Wednesday (October 30) in some foreign countries, has got good pre-talks in the industry. Director Vishnuvardhan has taken inspiration from the Mumbai 9/11 terrorist attacks.
With the successful combo of Billa (Ajith Kumar, Nayantara, Vishnuvardhan and Yuvan Shankar Raja) joining hands again, the expectations are obviously very high on the Tamil movie. Adding to that, Thala and the director’s last movies (Billa 2 and Panjaa in Telugu) had failed to impress audience. Hence, they too want to deliver a hit.
Is Arrambam up to the hype? What has Vishnuvardhan churned out for Ajith Kumar along with Nayantara, Arya and Taapsee Pannu? Read on to know more…
The movie opens up with Mumbai witnessing a series of bomb explosions. AK alias Ashok Kumar (Ajith) is the man behind it. Soon he kidnaps Arya, a hacker, and includes him in his larger plan. A flashback is revealed, where we are told about Maya (Nayantara), Anitha (Taapsee Pannu), who is the girlfriend of Arya and an aspiring TV journalist.
Ajith threatens to kill Anitha in order to make Arya to work for him. They successfully hack and bring down the server of a media company. Honest cop played by Kishore catches them and another flashback takes us to Ajith Kumar’s past life in ATS (Anti Terrorist Squad) along with Sanjay (Rana Daggubati).
In the second half, we get a clear picture about the revenge drama. What is the motivate behind the bomb explosion? Does Ajith have a terrorist connection? Why does he target a media company? What role Nayantara has played?