Direction : Ezhil
Production : Vishnu Vishal Studioz, Ezhilmaaran Production
Starring : Vishnu, Nikki Galrani, Soori
Music : C. Sathya
Cinematography : Shakthi
Editing : Ananda Lingakumar
Filmmaker Ezhil has created a ‘Brand’ for himself and you’ll know it very well what films would consist of. If you’re prepared to receive his baggage for next couple of hours more, ‘Velainu Vandhutta Vellaikaaran’ is a movie that will cater your tastes. With an ensemble star-cast of Vishnu Vishal, Nikki Galrani, Soori, Robot Shankar, Ravi Mariah and guest appearance by Naan Kadavul Rajendran, the film has musical score by Sathya.
To be frank, the film has no such substantial plot as it keeps juggling. A minister on his death bed reveals the secret place, where he has stocked 500Crores to his close associate (Robot Shankar). Meanwhile, the miscreants chase him to know the secret and on the way, he meets an accident and loses his memory. Meanwhile his younger brother (Vishnu Vishal), who had given him Rs.10Lac received from his girlfriend (Nikki Galrani) father has to struggle for reviving his memory. Not the least, his close friend (Soori) needs the politician to recover from memory loss only then, he could erase the identity of ‘Pushpa’ husband.
It’s a comedy of trial and error, where you don’t get to see any logic and not a proper narration. But everything proceeds in a vague style and it’s up to you to decide whether it’s your movie or for the ones who prefer mindless entertainers. Precisely, this can be made simple in this paradigm. If you have loved all the erstwhile three movies of Ezhil – Vellaikaara Durai, Desingu Raja and Manam Kothi Paravai, then this one wouldn’t disappoint you. For all the review geeks, this isn’t a film that is supposed to be analyzed as there aren’t any specifications to be mentioned with the technical aspects. When there is no proper plot or gripping narration, what’s the point in talking about songs? It appears in places and then moves off. The final song has been composed with fast beat and it would have been nice if the choreography was made in a much faster mode. The last 25 minutes of the film engages audiences in some hilarious moments and all credit goes to Robot Shankar for his fantastic performance.
Making a list based on performance, we would bring Soori to the top. Last Friday, he carried the entire film ‘Idhu Namma Aalu’ on his shoulders with his laughter riot. Even the silliest sequences manage to gain the impact with his witty lines. Before three years, it’s ‘Enaachi’ from Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom, where the repeated phrases gained applause and laughter. Now it’s ‘Neengathaana Pushpa Purushan’ is something that knock off your ribs. Robot Shankar is the other showstopper, who makes you rip roaring with his hilarious act, especially in the last 25 minutes. The guest appearance by Naan Kadavul Rajendran in climax as ghost would be a delight to all kids. Then comes the lead actors – Vishnu Vishal and Nikki Galrani who have nothing to perform, but remain like a property throughout the movie.
1. Comedy elements
2. Performance of Soori and Robot Shankar
What doesn’t work?
1. An illogical flimsy tale
2. Technical aspects
If you’re not bothered about the aspects you saw in ‘What doesn’t work?’, then you can grab this mindless entertainer without any second thoughts.
Verdict : If ‘Laugh’ is all you need and no Logic, go for it.
Rating : 4/10
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