When the teaser for Aruvam released in 2019, it had all the right ingredients. There was Sid-dharth in various avatars and doses of horror and action. There was also a social message around food adulteration. How did that fit into a supernatural thriller? Well, the audience would have to wait and watch.
As an actor, Siddharth is known to choose his scripts carefully. Add to this the fact that he has had two supernatural hits with Aranmanai 2 and Aval. Aruvam (2019), like his earlier hits, has enough moments to keep you glued to your seats.
Siddharth plays Jagan, a food safety officer who takes on the food adulteration mafia. He falls in love with Jyoti (Catherine Tresa). She’s a soft-hearted primary school teacher with a rare condi-tion: she has no sense of smell. Even as their romance blossoms, the couple gets involved in events that are linked to the supernatural.
Aruvam has an interesting plot with just enough thrills to give you the chills. It’s also a socially relevant movie, which reveals a realistic picture of the food adulteration racket. As expected, Siddharth shines in his portrayal as the fiercely independent and honest food safety officer. He has a powerful role and handles it very well. Catherine matches up to him and both light up the screen.
Aruvam has other things going for it too. N K Ekambaram‘s cinematography and action scenes choreographed by Stunt Silva are amazing. S Thaman‘s background music also enhances the intense mood of the film.