It is a big day for comedian Santhanam. After working in the industry for several years, he is turning hero with Vallavanukku Pullum Aayudham (Vallavanuku Pullum Aayudham). As a result, the latest flick has turned out to be a very important movie in his career.
Vallavanukku Pullum Aayudham has been making positive buzz. The makers of the film have promoted the flick very well and made people wait for the release of the flick. Especially, the presence of maverick Telugu filmmaker SS Rajamouli, the creator of the original version, gave good publicity to it.
The Tamil film is directed by Srinath and produced by Prasad V Potluri in association with Santhanam. Ashna Zaveri plays the female lead role and Mirchi Senthil, Nagineedu, Ravi Prakash, VTV Ganesh and others are in the cast. Richard M Nathan is the cinematographer and Siddharth Vipin is the music director.
Santhanam's debut movie is a remake of Telugu hit flick Maryada Ramanna. The film was made in Hindi and other langauges and all the versions have managed to impress audience. Now, let us see what the Tamil version has to offer. Read on for the review...
The story of the original has been retained and the director has not made many changes into the script. An innocent played by Santhanam guy decides to come to his village Aravakadu where he has five acres of land and he wants to sell it. He meets a girl (Ashna Zaveri) on his way and falls in love.
Santhanam goes to her home to only realise that his worst nighmare was not winning his sweetheart's family but to save his life, as the family wants to eliminate him. The family is seeking a revenge for the death of one of its members, which was committed by his father 27 years ago. Will he win his love? Can he go out of the village safely? This forms the interesting part of the story. Continue reading the story on the slideshow...
First Half Analysis
The first half is decent and keeps you entertained at most part of the film. And it is serious and people, who have seen Santhanam in light-hearted roles, will find it difficult to seen the comedian in such serious role.
Second Half Analysis
The second half is packed with sentimental and emotional sequences. And the climax part is melodramatic. Comparatively with the first half, the second half is pretty dull due to blant screenplay.
Santhanam has successfully graduated from a comedian to a hero with Vallavanukku Pullum Aayudham. He shines in dance, romance and comedy sequences. His performance is not upto the mark in the emotional sequence.
Ashna Zaveri has tried to live her best. Other supporting artistes have done justice to their roles.
Siddharth Vipin's two songs are good. Our picks are 'Rail ade' and 'Otrai devathai'. His background score is good.
Richard M Nathan's cinematography is praise worthy. Rest other departments have done justice to their roles.
Verdict: Vallavanukku Pullum Aayudham is a good entertainer for family audience and Santhanam fans.