Amidst much hype and promos Jai's Valiyavan has finally hit the screens without much of a competition, is this commercial flick worth the hype? Read our review to know.
Jai works in a private company and like millions of Tamil heroes in the past, falls hopelessly in love with Andrea because of her captivating looks, only to be shooed away by her.
He then gets caught in a situation and uses it to somehow impress his lady love and becomes a boxer out of nowhere which is catalyzed by an emotional flashback.
Will Jai succeed in winning over Andrea? Will he survive against his opponents forms the rest of the story. Sounds cliched? Well that's Valiyavan for you.
Jai and Andrea are the only saving grace not only in this department but throughout the movie. It is also refreshing to see Andrea in a prominent role with more screen space which is a rarity in Kollywood.
From the narration and screenplay point of view, Valiyavan is an absolute disaster from a director who was hailed for his intriguing screenplay in his very first movie, Engaeyum Eppothum.
M Saravanan has baffled everyone with his poor execution and weak writing. For a movie which is just over 2 hours, most of the sequences will make you yawn thanks to the not so impressive editing by Subarak.
Imman's songs are nowhere close to his usual best but he scores with an imposing background music which elevates the overall experience in a good way.
Cinematographer Dinesh Krishnan plays the second redeemer after Imman for Valiyavan, which otherwise is not a technically good film.
With cliched comedy tracks, unwanted romantic duets and a over dramatized flashback, Valiyavan is saved by its climax without which it would've turned into a 70 mm sleeping pill.
Check out the slides below for best scenes from the movie:
The film commenced shoot from May 2014 after SK Studios announced that they would produce a film with Jai in the lead, directed by M Saravanan.
Andrea has done a wonderful job in the film. Her captivating looks and subtle expressions have added strength to Valiyavan.
The climax turned out to be the best scene in the entire movie. Audience, after watching Valiyavan might feel that climax stand out from the rest of the movie.
Jai's performance, though not being extra ordinary is worth the money. His dedication to tone his body for the character is praiseworthy.
This is one of the important scene in the movie. Watch out for it while catching Valiyavan on the big screen.
Jai's movies are known for its comedy tracks, unfortunately Valiyavan's comedy sequences makes you yawn as it is cliched.
Jai And Andrea
Jai and Andrea have carried the entire movie. They also look like a compatible pair on screen.
Imman's songs are not impressive except for a couple of songs. A big surprise indeed.
The satellite rights of this movie is sold to Star Vijay. It just remains to be seen when the film will make it to the small screen.
Jai's Selection Of Scripts
Jai's ability to select his scripts is under scrutiny. The Engeyum Eppodhum should be way smarter in choosing his movies, one might feel post Valiyavan.