Close to heart
Anbirkiniyal (Keerthi Pandian) is the daughter of Sivam (Arun Pandian), a LIC agent. Her aim in life is to travel to Canada and get a nursing job so that she will be able to play the housing loan EMI of by her father.
She also does a part time job in a fast food shop. Things take an unexpected turn when Anbirkiniyal is taken to the police station along with her boyfriend.
Sivam gets angry after coming to know about his daughter’s love. He stops talking to her for a day and on the same night Anbu goes missing. What happens next forms the rest of the story.
The movie which is a remake of the Malayalam flick Helen stays true to the original. Director Gokul has got the best from his actors. He has also ensured that the emotional content and the thriller element is intact just like in the original.
The thriller portions in the second half have come out quite well. Keerthi Pandian has delivered a superb performance and has given soul to the character of Anbu. Veteran Arun Pandian who is seen on screen after a long gap seems to be in great touch as well and excels in the emotional scenes.
Since Arun and Kavitha are real life father-daughter, that reflects in the movie which is one of its biggest strengths. The film is strong in the technical aspects as well.
Music by Javed Riaz is pleasant in the first half and intense in the second half. Mahesh Muthusamy’s camera has captured the father-daughter bonding beautifully. Editing by Pradeep E Raghav is top notch. Overall the movie is an enjoyable and emotional watch.
Rating: 4 out of 5