Vanamagan (transl. Son of the Forest) is a 2017 Indian Tamil-language action adventure film written and directed by A. L. Vijay. The film stars Jayam Ravi and Sayyeshaa, with Prakash Raj, Thambi Ramaiah, and Varun in supporting roles. The music was composed by Harris Jayaraj. with cinematography by Tirru and editing by Anthony. The venture began production in September 2016, and the film was released in Malayalam on 23 June 2017.
Vanamagan was released in Malayalam on 23 June 2017. The film was distributed by Global United Media.
The cast of Vanamagan includes:
- Jayam Ravi as Jara
- Sayyeshaa as Kavya
- Prakash Raj as Vicky
- Thambi Ramaiah as Iyer
- Varun as Varun
- Jayaprakash as Kavya’s father
- Nassar as Jara’s father
- Samuthirakani as Police officer
- Aishwarya Lekshmi as Kaavya’s friend
Kavya (Sayyeshaa), a rich girl, goes to a restricted area in Andaman to celebrate the New Year with her friends. While evading the forest officers in the jungle, she knocks Jara (Jayam Ravi), a tribal man, with her car. Jara is taken to the hospital, where Kavya learns that he is a tribal chief. Kavya feels guilty about hitting Jara and decides to take him back to his village.
In Jara’s village, Kavya learns about tribal culture and traditions. She also begins to fall in love with Jara. However, their relationship is threatened by Vicky (Prakash Raj), a relative of Kavya who wants to marry her.
Vanamagan received mixed reviews from critics. Some critics praised the film’s action sequences and Jayam Ravi’s performance, while others criticized the film’s slow pace and predictable plot. The Times of India gave the film 3 out of 5 stars, calling it “an entertaining action adventure”. The Hindu said that the film was “a well-made but flawed film”.