Mithran R Jawahar's Ariyavan, which is based on real events, is an action thriller centred around violence against women and sexual harassment. In both tone and treatment, the film moves away from the director's previous works — like Thiruchitrambalam (2022) and Yaaradi Nee Mohini (2008) — which were light-hearted entertainers. In the 59-second teaser, we are introduced to a dangerous sexual racket network that kidnaps and kills its victims, without leaving behind any evidence. Daniel Balaji plays the head of this group.
Debutant Ishaoon plays Jeeva, a college student who fights these criminals. There is a split-second shot of Jeeva crying inconsolably in a hospital, as a girl lies in critical condition. This hints that he was also personally affected by the racket. “Your fear is his only weapon. Why are you getting scared and running away?” Jeeva questions the girls.
There is a lot of intense action featured in the teaser, and Ishaoon’s role as a Kabbadi player justifies the stuntwork. Co-starring Prranali, Ariyavan is slated to be released on March 3. The film has music by James Vasanthan, Ved Shankar and Gri Nandh.