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Vetrivel (U)


1 hrs 40 mins

Audience Review

104 Ratings

Release Date

22 Apr 2016
Critics Reviews Audience Reviews Updated: August 29, 2016 10:21 AM IST

Vetrivel is a Tamil film written and directed by Vasantha Mani. The film features M. Sasikumar and Miya George in the lead roles. The film's music will be composed by D. Imman and the cinematography is handled by S. R. Kathir.

Detailed Story

Vetrivel story set in the backdrops of village in Tanjore, Sasikumar as a responsible yet non-educated son of a well reputed teacher (Ilavarasu). His younger brother (Anand Nag) has already fell in love with his classmate, daughter of village president (Prabhu) and assures her that he could bring their relationship before parents only after the marriage of his elder brother.

Sasikumar meanwhile falls in love with a staff working at Government Agricultural College (Mia George), a Malayali. Just as they are about to profess their love for each other, things out to be a bizarre when Sasikumar kidnaps a girl with wrong identity instead of Prabhu’s daughter. What happens to Mia and to their love is rest of the story to be watched on big screen.

If you have seen the trailer of Vetrivel, you obviously would have felt the notion of knowing the whole story from the sneak-peek itself; a caring brother who is ready to travel that extra mile for his brother’s love, opposes the girl’s father, incurs the wrath of his parents and falls in love too.

The director wastes no time in taking through the love story of Sasikumar and Miya George, captures the rural theme spot on. Sasikumar has improved a lot in the romantic segment but there are faint glances of the actor struggling when it comes to love, but the director saves it by moving on to the plot quickly enough.

Verdict : Vetrivel is a neat family drama sure to entertain the needs of all types of audience with its clean content and engaging screenplay.

From debut filmmaker Vasantha Mani, here comes Vetrivel, an entertainer set in backdrops of Southern village starring Sasikumar, Mia George and Prabhu in lead roles with D Imman composing music.

Just as you’re about to point out, “Hey! Doesn’t this look like a replica of Nadodigal”, Sasikumar himself offers you a surprise by bringing the friends of Nadodigal along with director Samuthirakani, for a serious kidnap mission, but in a spoof mode, where you have pretty good irking Thambi Ramaiah as well.

Verdict : Similarities and reference unlimited, but okay.

Sasikumar impresses with his natural sense of emoting. Though his love track with Miya George is somewhat predictable, it neatly bags the smiles and sensibilities of the audience. Miya George’s role is relatively smaller in the film, but she lights up the screen, adapting maturely to her character.

The movie’s only threat will be the mentality of some audience to whom emotional rides are actually a bad roller coaster dive. Comedy by Thambi Ramaiah is as it should be and probably that’s why it might make one feel more could have been done on that front.

Verdict: Vetrivel doesn’t rob the audience of a good story. It has sweet sensibilities, sour rivalry and palatable drama along with raw comedy on offer

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