Plot – A street-smart young man, Tamizharasan, is lured into the deadly world of cunning politicians & violent henchmen. He finds his way in a sure-footed manner and thwarts his enemies.
- Vijay Antony looks increasingly comfortable as a commercial mainstream hero. He has plenty of action scenes, mass moments and a heroic song too. He scores with his intense expressions and serious dialog delivery. He is someone who has worked around his limitations well.
- Among the big bunch of support actors, Aroul Jody is the best. His shaggy makeover catches the eye. Veteran Sangili Murugan has started to patent ‘advisor’ kind of roles.
- Director Jeeva Shankar packs the film with some gripping political drama moments. The film is dialogue-heavy and will impress fans of this genre more. Visually too, Yaman is a slick product, thanks to Jeeva Shankar again.
- It’s a meaty part for Thiyagarajan but the veteran could’ve done it with more energy and verve. His monotonous dialog delivery disengages us from his scenes.
- The songs are downers, and the foreign song in the 2nd half is a needless speedbreaker. ‘Emmela Kaivecha’ is the best of the lot, despite having a heard-before structure.
- A talented actress like Mia George mostly gets the ‘damsel in distress’ part here. But she impresses with her dance moves and modern styling.
- Yaman is too ‘talkative’ and this works against the film, particularly in the 2nd half.
Final word – Yaman is watchable for a good part but it could’ve been better. Still, worth a shot in this season dominated by TN’s political moves and instabilities.
Final Rating : 3/5