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(U) (2015)



2 hrs 32 mins

96  Audience Reviews

275 Ratings

Release Date

10 Nov 2015
Critics Reviews Audience Reviews Updated: January 21, 2016 10:17 AM IST

Vedalam 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.

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

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.

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.

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