Whereas a bold and gutsy film, ‘Arjun Reddy’ is being called the best Telugu film of 2017, Tamil film fraternity has also unofficially crowned the Best film trophy upon a gutsy heroine-centric film, ‘Aruvi’.
Having released this Friday, ‘Aruvi’ has received immense critical acclaim. The reviews from top critics are as good as the word of mouth from cine goers. The film is being called by many as the best Tamil film of this year.
The film is a revenge drama, the story of a woman who is wronged by the male-dominated society. It has created a sensation even before its theatrical release, through its audacious promos and by winning numerous awards at the film festivals where it was screened.
Interestingly, the film is directed by a debutante, Arun Prabhu Purushotham, and has a debutante, Aditi Balan playing the lead character. While the director is being lauded for having made a path breaking film, Aditi is winning accolades for giving an unflinching performance in an extremely challenging role. The novel screenplay and the raw portrayal of the societal abuse have what made Aruvi a film that will be remembered for a long time.
Nayantara’s “Aramm” was called the best Tamil film of this year before the release of “Aruvi”. Incidentally, both films have heroines taking the centre stage.