‘ Yennai arindhal ‘ movie is yet an another chapter from a cop’s life, by Gautham vasudev menon. Unlike his other two films ‘kakkha kakkha ‘ and Vettaiyadu Vilaiyadu where the former has an emotional undercurrent with a romantic track and the latter with detective thriller, this movie handles the character study of a cop through his life.
Father of teenaged sathyadev (Ajith) is shot dead by a gangster. To take revenge he has a dilemma whether he should cross the line between good and bad? Sathyadev choses good path and becomes a cop. He gets rid of a gangster Mathew (stunt-silva) with the help of his henchman, victor (arun vijay)
Sathyadev falls in love with Hemanika ( Trisha), who is a single mother and a dancer. But unfortunately Hemanika is murdered on the eve of their wedding and Sathyadev leaves the country with her daughter Esha. After some years Sathyadev chooses to step into his cop shoes when he has to protect Thenmozhi (Anushka) from an illegal organ harvesting group headed by Victor. Then starts the thrill chase which continues till the climax.
The female characters are well fitted and groomed uniquely in which Gowtham menon is always good at. The characterization of Sathyadev and Victor where the former manages to destroy evil even though he loses people close to his heart because of selecting good path and the latter who chooses to be a gangster is very good. Especially the telephonic conversation between Sathyadev and Victor explains how the attitude of a person’s life. Ajith scores well with his charisma and he comes in 4 to 5 distinct looks. Ajith draws the entire viewers to his side through his well moulded acting. Adding to the direction of Gautham, goes well the cinematography by Dan Macarthur.