NERAM ADHE IDAM MOVIE REVIEW
by : Behindwoods review board
Jai, Vijayalakshmi, Nizhalgal
Ravi, Lollu Sabha Jeeva.
you hate someone you once loved?
Different people might have
different answers to the question
based on their experiences and
Adhe Neram Adhe Idam (ANAI)
explores this. In such a theme,
the sensitivity with which the
entire film is handled is of
utmost importance and it is
sad that ANAI falls flat in
At the start of the film, Jai
and Vijayalakshmi are in love,
which we are made to believe
is sincere; though the way the
romance has been depicted on
screen does little in this direction.
The customary opposition from
the families is absent this
time, the match is accepted
without much ado. But, Jai wants
to find his feet in the world
before entering marriage and
lands a job in Australia. He
leaves with the promise of returning
to take Vijayalakshmi’s
hand in marriage. Does their
love stand the test of separation?
A third person gets involved
and the lives of all three of
them take an unexpected course
of events. While Jai is blissfully
unaware of what is happening,
the third person too does not
have a clue, only Vijayalakshmi
knows fully about the implication
of what she is allowing to happen.
A ‘practical’ decision
is taken and love flies out
of the window. But fate makes
the roads of the lovers cross
again with the third person
being the felicitator of the
What happens when old lovers meet, emotions
are rekindled and the breach of faith is
The basic premise of the film being love,
it is imperative that the romance clicks
with the audience for the film to work.
However, as mentioned above, there is little
that makes us feel for the lead pair. Neither
their love, separation nor reunion after
a long time is able to evoke any interest
which is the major flaw of ANAI. Even the
third person, whose life also gets entangled
in this uninteresting love story, fails
to grab attention. The film basically drones
along at a monotonous pace with no surprises,
twists or turns to make the audience sit
up. The whole film-making process seems
to be amateurish, scenes are just too lengthy
and there is a general lack of cohesion.
The film depicts love as a weak emotion
which is easily forgotten by one of the
characters after some parental cajoling.
There seems to be no concrete reason, it
is as if love meant only very little to
that person. Also, in this era of lightning
communication, the lovers are not shown
to be in contact when they are separated
by long distances, which is hard to believe.
The acceptance of such a depiction by the
youngsters in the audience is highly improbable.
ANAI also, at times, tries to state that
the fairer sex has got a short memory and
an unscrupulous conscience when it comes
to love. The ladies in the audience might
take strong offence to this.
In a film that fails to hold the audiences
attention right from the start, the actors
have very little in terms of scope to perform.
Vijayalakshmi, one must say, has surprised
(maybe even shocked, perhaps a bit more
than necessary) with her choice of the role;
one with a weak conscience and loose morals
(as shown close to the climax). Premji Amaran’s
music is another sore point of the movie.
Songs apart, it is the background score
that sticks out for its inappropriateness
at many points.
Adhe Neram Adhe Idam is an effort that has
missed its mark by quite some distance.
The jaded narration, monotonous pace and
lack of emotion will be the major factors
that work against it. Also, at the end of
it all, one is left wondering whether the
title really has got anything to do with
Soulless romance, selfish marriage!