S. A. Rajkumar
15 May 1998
Anantha Poongatre, Pelli (film), Aasai
Aval Varuvala (English: Will She Come Over?) is a 1998 Tamil film starring directed by Raj Kapoor. The film was a remake of 1997 Telugu movie Pelli. The film featured Ajith Kumar and Simran in lead roles, and Sujatha and Babloo Prithviraj in other significant roles.
Jeeva (Ajith Kumar) lives with his grandmother in Madurai, and says he would marry the girl he likes at first sight. He goes to Chennai after getting a job as a bank manager there. In a shopping mall, he gets a glimpse of Divya (Simran Bagga) and promptly falls in love. He identifies her scooter model and soon he goes on a mission in search of her to end up in a colony surrounded by comedians (Dhandabani (Goundamani), Michael Jackson (Senthil), Venniradai Moorthy, James Thomson (Dhamu), Savithri (Kovai Sarala)). The colony people mistakenly thought that Jeeva is trying to steal the scooter and therefore he lied that he was looking for a house to rent. Then, he agreed to stay in the colony after conforming that Divya and her mother Janaki (Sujatha) is residing in the colony.
From there on, Jeeva tries to impress Divya. The comedian’s gang found out that Jeeva is trying to approach Divya and agreed to help Jeeva. They ask Janaki’s opinion about Divya’s marriage. However, Divya refused the offer saying that she is not interested in getting married. A lonely sad, pathetic looking Janaki seemed to hide something. The gang gave few ideas to persuade Divya but all failed. Tired of fool ideas, Jeeva himself tell Janaki that he want to marry her daughter. Impressed by Jeeva’s good manner, Janaki advised Divya to accept him. Truthful to the expectations, Divya revealed that Janaki is actually her mother-in-law.
Knowing that Jeeva loves her, Divya insults him so that he would give up, but he didn’t. Every time Jeeva did well to her, it reminds her husband, Prithvi's (Babloo Prithviraj) cruelty and she started to compare them both. In a dramatic flashback, Prithvi is killed (so we think) by Divya when he encourages his friends to sexually abuse her. Believing the bad time is behind them, Janaki and Divya start a new life in a new town as a mother-and-daughter team. Divya falls in love with Jeeva with the help of the comedian gang. However, Janaki did not allow Divya to tell Jeeva about her past. The whole colony cheered by the news and arranged an engagement.
Prithvi returns for their betrothal to reclaim his possession. He blackmailed Divya to sleep with him one night before her marriage and ask Jeeva to sanction him a loan of Rs. 25 lakhs. Otherwise, he will reveal the truth to everyone. Somehow, Jeeva knows the truth and claimed to be proud to become Divya’s husband. This distracts Prithvi, who then decides to stop the marriage. What can a good mother do to stop the evil son? She poisons him and kills herself too for the sake of a peaceful life for her daughter-in-law.
Indolink.com gave the film a mixed review citing that "Simran shows she can act too. She is almost getting the correct lip-sync for Tamil dialogues" and "Sujatha is as usual, ready to break into tears at anytime", while "Ajith has very little to do in this female oriented movie". The reviewer added that Prithviraj as the sadist "does a good job, though it looks outrageous."
The film soundtrack features score and 6 songs composed by S. A. Rajkumar who retained the tunes from the original Telugu film which he had composed, with lyrics by Pazhani Barathi
ReferencesAval Varuvala Wikipedia
Aval Varuvala IMDb