This Madhesh directed Tamil venture accords legislator Vijaykanth a free hand to exhibit his brains and brawn to get endorsement from rural audiences.
Vijaykanth plays `Arivarasu` - a name that translates in English as `monarch of intelligence` - heading a police training academy and living a nondescript, happily married existence. His wife is played by Punjab import Navneet Kaur.
Arivarasu is asked to solve the mystery behind the murder of important scientists and entrepreneurs who have created a path-breaking invention to help India and the kidnapping of a senior police officer, who is his brother-in-law Manoj (Biju Menon).
Instead of being another Rambo, Arivarasu uses his brain. He traipses around Canada where he is assisted by Lara, a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer (Seril Brindo), rescues Manoj and extricates the nation`s future from the baddies headed by Chandru (Rahul Dev).
Vijaykanth acts his age and puts in a spirited performance. The action is slickly choreographed by Rocky Rajesh.
In a word, Arasangam is a treat for diehard Vijaykanth fans thanks to a passably decent screenplay.