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    Action | 10 Nov 2015 | U | 152 Mins

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    Vedalam Story

    Vedhalam (aka) Vedalam  is an Thala Ajith's 56th movie (Thala 56) direction by Siruthai Siva, who has earlier worked with Ajith in "Veeram". The movie produced by AM Rathnam, which is his third consecutive movie with Ajith after "Arrambam" and "Yennai Arindhaal".  The film stars Ajith Kumar, Lakshmi Menon and Shruti Haasan, Aniket Chouhan, Kabir Singh and many others in the lead roles. Story Ajith and his sister, played by Lakshmi Menon, make their way into Kolkata in order to pursue Lakshmi Menon's education at a fine arts college. Ajith starts working as a taxi driver to make ends meet.  While going about his business, Ajith informs a cop about a criminal's whereabouts, as requested by the Kolkata police who seek the help of all taxi drivers and ask them (drivers) to tip them off about all the wrongdoers, spotted anywhere in the city.  Thanks to Ajith's rectitudinous, he lands himself in the soup when the affected ruffians decide to murder him for his law-abiding act. To their surprise, Ajith fights back and how? He simply transforms into a cold-blooded murderer and goes on a rampage. Who is Ajith? What is his past? Why is a killer wearing the mask of an innocent taxi driver? Answers to these questions forms the crux of Vedalam. Casting Tamanna and Hansika were originally considered for the lead pair finally Shruti Haasan was chosen. Lakshmi Menon was selected to play Ajith's sister . Kabir Singh was selected to portray negative role after makers were impressed with his performance in Telugu film Jil (2015). Santhanam and Soori were choosen to play the comedy roles. Later Vidyullekha Raman revealed about her role in the film, she did a small flashback portion in the second half. Click here to view interesting photos from Vedhalam Filming The film was launched in Chennai on 9 April 2015 with a pooja by A. M. Rathnam, Siruthai Siva and other crew members. The shooting of the movie started on 7 May 2015. It may be mentioned here that director Siva intended to can the first schedule of this film in Kolkata as the story is set there but decided to erect sets at the Binny Mills and complete a major portion of the shooting in Chennai. Soundtrack The soundtrack composed by Anirudh Ravichander is scheduled to release on the 16th of October 2015 coinciding his birthday. The movie is scheduled to release on Diwali 2015. 
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    Vedalam Cast & Crew

    Vedalam Crew Info

    Director Siva
    Cinematography NA
    Editor NA
    Music Anirudh Ravichander
    Producer A.M. Rathnam
    Budget TBA
    Box Office 125.00 Cr
    OTT Platform TBA
    OTT Release Date TBA

    Vedalam Critics Review
    Thala Ajith literally carries this film on his shoulders, for the film is largely cliched and has a poor plot. The Veeram actor shines throughout with his dialogue delivery, different shades of performances and terrific screen presence. While Lakshmi Menon has bagged an important role for which she has done complete justice to, Thambi Ramaiah impresses as a blind father. Comedy sequences work seldom in Vedalam and is one of the major drawbacks of this film. Overall View: Though this movie suffers from logical loopholes and melodramatic sequences, it gets saved by Ajith and director Siva's propaganda that puts human values before money, which makes Vedalam watchable.
    The film highly depends on Ajith's star power, mass appeal and his skills to perform and entertain his fans and general audience. Writer director Siva emerges a winner in capitalizing the phenomenal positives of Ajith as an actor and as a star and manages to serve us a product of high octane entertainment despite a few glitches. Despite with an ordinary story and limited scope for suspense and thrill, Siva has managed to maintain some suspense element by hiding some details about the lead characters throughout the film and they make the film much more interesting than a mere super hero film. Verdict - 'Vedalam' is an enjoyable mass entertainer. Put on your seat belts and enjoy the ride.
    The Hindu
    Ganesh also lives a rather secretive life that his sister, Tamizh (Lakshmi Menon), isn’t aware of. Also, from the beginning, you have characters extolling Ganesh’s virtues. A rowdy (Mottai Rajendran), while commenting on Ganesh, looks at the audience and says, “Enna gunam!” And much like Baasha, to the screaming delight of Ajith fans, there’s quite an impressive opening fight sequence, where Ganesh revels in violence. It’s a masala film, and you don’t really find too much fault with it. In another film, you’d ask why Ganesh doesn’t get arrested for providing false testimony in a court. The time-tested I’ll-abduct-your-close-ones method was after all used in a film like Run, that released 13 years ago.
    In Vedalam, the focus is clearly on projecting women in good light with Ajith always looking out for his doting sister (played by Lakshmi Menon). When there is a mass hero, action comes along like his shadow and Vedalam has its fair share of 'thiruvizha' action moments resulting from the revenge theme of the film. The transformations in look, body language and attitude that Ajith brings about are bolstered by Anirudh's ‘theri theme’. Anirudh is indeed a 'masster' and his work in Vedalam needs a mention. Stunt master Silva must have had a lot on his plate given the big action scope of the film and with his trusted aide Ajith, Silva has delivered some high-octane set pieces. Verdict: Vedalam - Sparks do fly, but not frequently enough

    Vedalam Songs

    Music Director: Anirudh Ravichander

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Vedalam

    • In this Vedalam film, Ajith Kumar, Lakshmi Menon played the primary leads.

    • The Vedalam was released in theaters on 10 Nov 2015.

    • The Vedalam was directed by Siva

    • Movies like Vanangaan, Raayan, Amaran and others in a similar vein had the same genre but quite different stories.

    • The Vedalam had a runtime of 152 minutes.

    • The soundtracks and background music were composed by Anirudh Ravichander for the movie Vedalam.

    • The movie Vedalam belonged to the Action, genre.

    Vedalam User Review

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    • Super movie

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    • Nice movie.luv u Thala

    • sema takkaru

    • Vedalam is of course a largely cliched and poor plot film, but the meaning of the film is wonderful, and the dialoges in the film are diffrent and nice . Like the way Thala (Vedalam) tells to his gang friends that they (Laskmi Menon n her family) a..

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