May 21, 2010 Y. Sunita Chowdary
Cast: Karthi, Tamannah, Milind Soman, Jagan, Sonia Deepti and Others.
Banner: Studio Green.
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja.
Presenter: KE Gnanavelraja.
Producer: N. Subash Chandra Bose.
Release Date: May 21, 2010
Awara is a romantic and a sweet love story that develops on a journey in a car. Siva (Karthi) is struck by Charu (Tammanah's) beauty at first sight and he follows her. A chance meeting leads to serendipity, he is delighted at having her on the journey and thereon the plot moves fast.
The first half of the film is very engaging, with most of the conversations in the car and between the hero and his friends on the phone. The long drive doesn't look tedious, with characters being introduced, history being revealed and brawls, big fights, a lot of chasing, etc. One noticeable part of the story is that there are too many fights interrupting and the focus shifts from the hero wanting to disclose his love to him getting engaged in fighting the baddies.
The latter half of the film continues with two warring groups baying for the lead pair's love and blood. Once that has been settled, it's love matter again. The beauty of any love story is how and when a person expresses his love to the lady, but here after all the arduous moments the lead pair go through one would want to see how the reticent hero breaks ice, but the fun is lost with the friends doing the job for him.
Songs are sweet, good writing, cinematography makes the movie interesting. Slender beauty Tamannah with her wash board abs and tiny waists makes her presence felt, she doesn't have too many dialogues but despite that she gives in the required anxious expressions. Karthi's biggest plus point is that he looks so ordinary, like a guy next door, he lends an element of self assuredness to his character and steers the wheels confidently, becomes Tamannah's knight in shining armour with élan and ease, there is no high drama out there from his side, exhibits his personal style. He has his light-hearted one liners and is supported by a group of friends.
But the Telugu dialogues seem unsettling, it is laced with a slight Tamil accent. Milind Soman's appearance as one of the villain wipes out any monotony onscreen. FYI Awara is a cool entertainer, a nice drive recommended this summer