Aghavan is a 2019 Indian Tamil-language mystery-thriller film written and directed by APG Elumalai on his directorial debut. The film stars Kishore Ravichandran, Chirashree Anchan and Nithya Shetty in the lead roles. C. Sathya composed the music for the film, while cinematography was handled by Bala Palaniappan.
Hero Kishore Ravichandran works in a temple and does all kinds of work to wash away his sins, at least that’s what he tells his colleague (Thambi Ramaiah). Only in the second half we come to know that Kishore is an undercover cop who safeguards the temple from an organized criminal gang who sketches a master plan to loot the wealth hidden ages back. Kishore’s friend is a research scholar who does a doctorate on the hidden secret of Raja Raja Cholan, so our hero should save him too!
As said earlier, the film’s basic premise is quite interesting and the director manages to maintain the suspense until the mid of the second half. The film is too long and needs some urgent trimming. Only in the last thirty minutes, we get to know the all the twists which is indeed an interesting move!
Directed by APG Elumalai
Produced by R. Ravichandran
Written by APG Elumalai
Starring Kishore Ravichandran, Chirashree Anchan, Nithya Shetty
Music by C. Sathya
Cinematography Bala Palaniappan
Edited by LVK Dass
Production RBK Movies
Release date 15 March 2019
Running time 152 minutes