It’s way past midnight and the sounds of insects haunt you. You see an aged Sivasamy (Dhanush) wading through the water along with his son Chidambaram (Ken Karunaas). The latter has committed a gory murder and the family members of the deceased are on the prowl. What really happened to Sivasamy and Chidambaram? Did they manage to evade them? It’s impressive that director Vetri Maaran was able to make the audience feel eerie, tensed and a sense of longing just five minutes into the story.
Director Vetri Maaran’s Asuran is a classic revenge survival drama that has its shining moments. Sivasamy and his family belong to an oppressed community and when the privileged’ attempt to discriminate against him and his family, all hell breaks loose.
Asuran is Vetri Maaran and Dhanush’s most violent film yet. Also, it is the simplest, yet most effective movie of Vetri Maaran’s career. As the title implies, there’s a demon (Asuran in Tamil) inside all of us and it only comes out when your pent-up emotions need a way out.