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Moved by Aruvi, Rajinikanth gifts gold chain to director and heroine

A socio-political drama, Aruvi is centred on a girl, played fittingly by Aditi Balan, who finds it difficult to fit into the society which is not willing to accept her the way she is.

regional movies Updated: Dec 23, 2017 15:07 IST
Haricharan Pudipeddi
Aruvi stars Aditi Balan in the lead role.
Aruvi stars Aditi Balan in the lead role.

Critically-acclaimed Aruvi is the latest Tamil film to have earned the praise of superstar Rajinikanth. After impressing critics and audiences alike, the film has wowed Thalaivar who, earlier this week, called and spoke to the film’s director for 20 minutes. Moved by the film, Rajinikanth invited the film’s director Arun Prabhu Purushothaman and heroine Aditi Balan home and gifted them with gold chains. Speaking to the director, Rajinikanth said: “I am completely awestruck by the way you have made the film. I saw the movie alone at home, but felt I should be watching along with audiences. It had so much of emotions. I laughed a lot, cried a lot and felt so much close to it. For the great film you’ve made, audiences must thank you and your team.”

Rajinikanth with Aruvi’s star Aditi Balan and director Arun Prabhu Purushothaman at his residence.

Aruvi released in cinemas last week after a successful festival run. Having made at several film festivals across the globe, including the prestigious Shanghai International Film Festival, the film is a socio-political drama centred on a girl, played fittingly by Aditi Balan, who finds it difficult to fit into the society which is not willing to accept her the way she is. The film has been unanimously raved by audiences across all sections. At the box-office, the film has shown terrific hold and the collection has multiplied on a daily basis.

Directed by Arun Prabhu Purushothaman, Aruvi is undoubtedly one of the best Tamil films of the year. What the film succeeds in achieving - while being crowd-pleasingly entertaining and emotionally moving -- is that it never goes overboard in making its point and that’s the film’s biggest strength.

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