In this era of social media connect, our expectations of films are based on promos and posters that are unleashed on us. Aadai’s promotional material had instantly gone viral and the secrecy factor helped too— everything about the film remained a well-guarded secret until it hit the screens. Add to that were the relentless rumors and wild guesses of the possible plot and genre—but the final product is sure to stun even those with the wildest of imaginations.
Kamini (Amala Paul) is a tomboyish anchor for a private television channel and her modus operandi at work revolves around a prank show that she conducts with her friends. The corporate building where the rented channel office is based, gets a legal notice that demands immediate evacuation and hence the entire staff readies for the shift. Kamini’s birthday coincides with the last day at the premises and her gang of friends decide to have a booze party.
What happens from then is a roller-coaster ride that will leave you shocked and shall eventually plant a seed of thought in your mind as the end credits start to roll. Aadai succeeds on multiple fronts but it’s the daring approach that is exceptional. The film is strikingly bold and has rightly been censored with an A certificate but do not mistake that for vulgarity or excessive violence. The film deals with neither, but the treatment of the film means that those below the age of 18 aren’t advised to view it.