The third installment of the popular horror-comedy franchise in Tamil features a host of comedians
A still from the film
After the dismal response to his last two outings Vantha Rajavathaan Varuven and Action, Sundar C is back to his forte with Aranmanai 3. The third installment of the popular horror-comedy franchise in Tamil features a host of comedians and other actors. The project was announced in the beginning of 2020, leaving fans of the franchise excited. A month later, the makers announced that Arya will play the lead in the film, which will have three female leads, including Hansika, who was seen in the first two installments of the franchise.
However, Hansika couldn't be a part of the movie owing to unavailability of dates. Later, Raashi Khanna was roped in to play the female lead. Andrea Jeremiah, who was part of the first installment, is back in Aranmanai 3, hinting a mysterious connection between the first and third part. The movie also features Vivekh, Yogi Babu, Sampath, Sakshi Agarwal, Kovai Sarala, Manobala and Chita Lakshman among others. UK Senthil Kumar, a regular in Sundar's films, have cranked the camera for the project, which has music by C Sathya.
What can the audience look forward to in Aranmanai 3?
Though Aranmanai franchise was loved by all sections of audience, it is predominantly the family audience who lapped up its first two installments, which released in 2014 and 2016 respectively. The Tamil movies, that have announced theatrical releases till October end, deal with serious themes and stories.
Exhibitors and industry insiders hope that a film like Aranmanai 3, which is expected to have ample humour, romance and horror elements, is likely to attract a sizeable crowd, thereby providing the required boost to the industry. The first single, Ratatapata, which featured amusing BTS moments, has already been going viral on social media, and offers a sneak peek into the unlimited dose of entertainment in store for the viewers.
Why does the film carry big expectations?
Sundar C returning to what he's good at has made the audience pin high hopes on the film. The director, who had successfully made a second part to his hit film Kalakalappu earlier, has proved multiple times that he has a knack when it comes to making entertaining sequels. He is often appreciated for his equation with his target audience and the high comedy quotient in his movies. With a safe bet like Aranmanai 3, which has a slew of seasoned comedians, audience are expecting nothing less than a rib-tickling comedy.
Moreover, the movie is considered as one of the last projects of legendary comedian Vivekh. His portions in the trailer and BTS videos have already made his fans excited. They hope to offer a fitting farewell to their favourite comedian who has entertained them for more than two decades. Actor-politician Udhayanidhi Stalin's Red Giant Movies returning to film industry and bagging the movie's theatrical rights have also escalated the hype associated with the project.
Why is the movie special for Arya?
Riding high on the huge success of Amazon Prime Video's Sarpatta Parambarai, the actor is looking forward to the release of the movie as he needs a theatrical hit as well. His Teddy (streaming on Disney+ Hotstar), which released earlier this year, too, was also an OTT release. It's been a while since he has had a true-blue blockbuster which made the audience throng to theatres.
Moreover, Aranmanai 3 seems to be that thoroughly entertaining film which has all the potential to bring back his star image, thereby elevating his career to the next level. The Aranmanai franchise so far has had its female actors like Andrea, Hansika, Raai Laxmi, etc, essaying the spirit-possessed roles. It is heard that Aranmanai 3, for the first time in the history of its franchise, will have the male lead possessed by a dangerous spirit. Movie buffs are eager to watch the actor performing the challenging role.
When is Aranmanai 3 releasing?
The movie is scheduled for a theatrical release on October 14. The social media handle of Red Giant Movies announced the same recently with a new poster of Arya. The actor thanked the production company for distributing the film while Khushbu, who is one of the producers of the film, expressed excitement for teaming up with the leading production house again.
Arya's Enemy, which has him sharing screen space with Vishal, is also gearing up for a theatrical release on the same day. Directed by Anand Shankar, Enemy is an action film, which has Arya playing an antagonist in it. It has to be seen if both the films will make it to the theatres on the same day as announced, or whether either of them will prepone the release by a day or two.