The film, directed by Kalyana Krishnan, stars Priya Bhavani Shankar as the leading lady
Jayam Ravi's latest outing Agilan, in which the actor was seen in a character with shades of grey, hit screens today. The film, directed by Kalyana Krishnan, stars Priya Bhavani Shankar as the leading lady. Jayam Ravi plays a badass hooligan working under Paranthaman (Hareesh Peradi), who runs an illegal business around the Chennai harbour. The plot revolves around various transactions happening there, both legal and illegal. As Agilan tries to join hands with a rich entrepreneur, the relationship between Paranthaman and Agilan exacerbates and Agilan tries to handle the situation along with the help of ladylove Madhavi (Priya Bhavani Shankar).
This is the first time that Jayam Ravi has done a ruthless character in his career and the actor seems to be receiving brownie points for the same. The audience applauded him for his earnest performance. However, it looks like he is the only saving grace of the film, which has been let down by a weak screenplay.
A user wrote that the film was a huge disappointment and not worth a watch other than Jayam Ravi's performance. A few others, too, have stated that the film's storyline is completely flat.
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Ahead of the film's release, the actor had engaged in a Q & A session with his fans. When one of the fans asked him, what one could expect from Agilan, he had said that 'Agilan wil make u witness the basic need of humanity fulfilled (sic).' He told another fan, "My opinion is tht I’ve worked sincerely n gave my 100% for agilan. It’s for the audience to rate it (Sic)." When asked about any direction plans, the actor stated that he might take the plunge before he turns 50.
Agilan is bankrolled by Screen Scene Media Entertainment and distributed by Red Giant Movies. The digital rights of the film have been bagged by ZEE5.