Aadai Movie Synopsis: A free-spirited girl gets the shock of her life when she finds herself naked in an abandoned building after a late-night party.
Aadai Movie Review: Female-centric movies with engaging and progressive content have been getting their due of late. Aadai manages to tick several boxes and joins the list, thanks to various factors which work in its favour. Its story revolves around how Kamini (Amala Paul), a bold and care-free girl, deals with the shock of finding herself in a naked state in an abandoned building, following a party, which turns everything topsy-turvy.
It is a delight to watch Amala Paul pull off the character of an unapologetically tomboyish and adventurous girl who works in a TV channel. Her mother (Sriranjini) is worried about her daring nature, but she’s confident of taking care of herself. A sudden birthday party, which her colleagues organise for her in their company’s old building, goes wild, after which a series of intriguing episodes take place.
The intense making of the movie coupled with the actress’ convincing performance provide ample edge-of-the-seat moments. Several contemporary issues have been touched upon without affecting the engaging screenplay, until a flashback is revealed. The backstory for the main conflict has an overdose of message and one wonders why films should often talk about social issues. It not only makes the premise preachy, but also puts off the core thrilling plot to an extent.
Nevertheless, Aadai is a compelling watch which breaks a few stereotypes and offers an engaging experience.