Vanakkam Chennai marks the debut
of Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi, the wife of producer-actor Udhayanidhi
Stalin. It stars Shiva and Priya Anand in the lead roles. While Anirudh
Ravichander has composed the music, Richard M Nathan has handled
the cinematography department.
Shiva is having a great year. Three of his movies (Thillu Mullu, Sonna Puriyathu and last month flick Ya Ya) have been released in 2013. Now, he is game with his new movie Vanakkam Chennai. The latest movie is biggest among them all, simply because the movie is directed by the wife of a leading producer.
The movie bosses have left no stone unturned to give a good
publicity to Vanakkam Chennai. Has the movie lived up to
audience expectations? What the movie has to offer? Find it in the
Ajay and Anjali are forced to stay together as they are
completely helpless. Initially, they fight and struggle to live in
the house. But gradually, they turn friends. In the process, we are
told thar Anjali is engaged to NRI Deepak (Rahul Ravindran). Even
though he knows the truth, Ajay starts liking her.
The problems that Ajay and Anjali face and how they overcome them is told in a comical way in Vanakkam Chennai. The first half is engaging and passable. But the second half drags a lot. Continue reading the Vanakkam Chennai review in the slideshow...
Audience would be surpised to see that Vanakkam
Chennai doesn't boast much of comedy scenes and the romantic
part is given importance when Shiva is playing the lead
Different Role For Shiva
Shiva will be seen in a different kind of role. His
regular sarcastic or brashing will not be seen in Vanakkam
Soft And Mature Role
Shiva has a soft and mature role in Vanakkam
Chennai. But he is not at all convincing in romantic
Priya Anand is Brilliant
Priya Anand is brilliant in Vanakkam Chennai.
However, Santhanam, on a rare note, doesn't get much
In fact, Santhanam was not required for such role. Well,
the biggest highlight of Vanakkam Chennai is
Anirudh Ravichander's Music
Anirudh Ravichander has composed good music for
Vanakkam Chennai. At least, four tracks have topped the
chart. And his background score is also wonderful.
Richard M Nathan's cinematography gets a special
mention, and editing is good, though it could have been
Director Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi is almost successful in
her debut movie. Though there are jerks, the movie has turned out
to be an engaging affair.