Ayyan has nothing in common with Suriya’s Ayan! This Ayyan is another rural mass entertainer with revenge as the theme. Comedian Singamuthu’s son Vaasan Karthik is the hero, and dad comes in some crass comedy scenes.
Arumugha Thevar (Mahadevan) is an upright honest village elder, whose word is the law. His nephew Pandian (Shanmugharajan) is the scheming and ruthless local MLA.
However, Thevar’s son Muniyasami (Vaasan) a ruffian (modelled on so many rough and tough village guys from earlier films), falls for Selvi (Divya Padmini), who is a great fan of the ultimate revolutionary Che Guevara. Her teachings influence Muniyasami and together they take on Pandian who retaliates brutally with the help of the local inspector.
The film follows the pattern of all recent village masala movies where comedy, sentiments, songs and action scenes are put together on a platter.
The highlight of the film is Ilayaraja’s rustic music. Raaja sir weaves pure magic ma in Enakena ooruthy, sung by Rahul Nambiar and picturised on the lead pair in Theni country side. The melancholic Viduthalaikuyil Naan sung by Raaja sir himself is a gem.
There is nothing else than music to recommend in Ayyan, which otherwise is a run-of-the-mill movie.