Aarohanam (English: Crescendo) is a 2012 Tamil drama film directed by actress-turned-director Lakshmy Ramakrishnan. It stars Viji Chandrasekhar, Uma Padmanabhan and Rajie Vijay Sarathy among others. According to the director, the film revolves around a missing mother, who suffers from bipolar disorder. The film received mostly positive reviews, with some critics calling it the best Tamil film of the year. Character actors Jayaprakash does a cameo and Sampath Raj and director Marimuthu were selected to essay pivotal supporting roles, while newcomers Veeresh and Jai Queheni would play the missing mother’s son and daughter, respectively. Aarohanam opened to mostly positive reviews from critics.
Vimala, a middle-aged woman, goes missing just two days before her daughter’s marriage. Her family sets out in search of her unaware of the fact that she suffers from bipolar disorder.
Directed by Lakshmy Ramakrishnan
Produced by A. V. Anoop
Screenplay by Lakshmy Ramakrishnan
Story by Lakshmy Ramakrishnan
Starring Viji Chandrasekhar, Jayaprakash, Uma Padmanabhan, Rajie Vijay Sarathy
Music by K
Cinematography N. Shanmugasundaram
Edited by Kishore Te.
Production AVA Productions & Monkey Creative Labs
Distributed by JSK Film Corporation
Release date 26 October 2012
Running time 90 minutes