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  • NR
  • 2005
  • 7.8  (1,423)

Raam is a Tamil-language drama film from 2005 that tells the story of a mentally challenged young man named Raam, played by Jiiva, who lives with his loving mother, played by Saranya Ponvannan. The movie is an emotional journey of Raam's life as he searches for his father's murderer, and the truth behind his father's death as they unfold.

Raam is not an ordinary person, his is different from the rest, he can't think like anyone else, and often his behavior can surprise others. His father, played by Murali, is a respected police officer in the city, and Raam adores him. One day, Raam's father is killed, and suddenly, everything in Raam's life changes. The police investigation and the loss leave Raam in a state of emotional shock, and unable to comprehend what has happened.

The movie primarily focuses on Raam's story as he embarks on a mission to find who killed his father. His journey is riddled with challenges, as he struggles to find his father's killer, and grapples with the difficulties of living with a different mindset than others. He continuously reminds himself of his father's words, "If Raam has decided something, he will do it no matter what," - pushing Raam to keep going on, despite the adverse circumstances.

Throughout the movie, Raam encounters several characters who help him in different ways. There is a spirited girl, Jaanu (Gajala), who shakes things up in his life, a kind-hearted shopkeeper, and a gentle police officer, all of whom contribute to Raam's understanding of life, and humanity in general. The movie has a sensible plot, that remains engaging throughout as the audience gets emotionally involved in Raam's journey.

The performances of the main actors - Jiiva, Saranya, and Gajala - are exceptional, and the supporting cast members also put in decent performances. Jiiva, in particular, delivers an outstanding performance, embodying the nuance of the character's mental disorder and the difficulties that come with it. Saranya, who plays Raam's mother, is equally impressive in her portrayal of a loving, a caring, and a protective mother who continues to stand by her son no matter what.

The movie has a sentimental touch throughout with touching sequences that pull at the heartstrings. There are scenes where Raam's mother sings him bedtime songs, or where he gets hurt, and his mother embraces him in a tight hug, that tugs at the audience's emotions intensely.

The music composition of Raam is also top-notch, and the songs by composer Yuvan Shankar Raja, are memorable and tailor-made to add to the emotional depth of the story. The tracks 'Aarariro' and 'Maalai Neram' are particularly heartwarming, and add more significant impact on the narrative.

The film has a plot twist that is surprising yet predictable, with almost seamless writing that is refreshing. The climax is a fitting conclusion with some dramatic and bittersweet moments that significantly contribute to the overall emotional appeal of the film.

In conclusion, the movie Raam is a moving and well-written film that shines a light on people with mental challenges and their struggles in life. The nuances of the protagonist's character are portrayed skillfully by Jiiva, and the emotional bonding between him and his mother is testament to a lasting and deep connection. The film gracefully educates on important aspects of human values, including empathy, compassion, and love, and is an emotionally satisfying watch for human drama enthusiasts.

Raam is a 2005 action movie. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.8.

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