Vada Chennai Review
Vada Chennai doesn't lose its realistic quotient at any point of time and at the same time, it keeps you entertained as well. The romantic sequences, the lighter moments etc., are a part of the narrative pattern and they gel well without protruding out at any point of time. It is filled with riveting sequences as well.
Vada Chennai is indeed a fabulous beginning to the trilogy. However, The word fabulous would be an understatement for this well-etched movie, which is raw, real and entertaining.
The spine of Vada Chennai: Like the multiple disks that form the spine of the body, there are multiple aspects that form the spine of Vada Chennai. This starts from the brain behind the film, writer and director Vetri Maaran. His clarity, knowledge, screenplay writing skill and man management is impeccable.
Dhanush the star works in tandem with Dhanush the performer to bring out one of his finest shows on screen.
Verdict: 'Vada Chennai' is an admirable gangster drama that you can't miss. It'll leave you yearning for the rest of the trilogy.
Dhanush delivers an excellent performance displaying vulnerability and chocolate-boy charm and is appropriately menacing when needed. He creates a fully flesh-and-blood character out of Anbu, proving once again that he is one of the very few actors in Tamil who can "act".
Vada Chennai takes its time to unfold, and you may enjoy if you muster the patience for it. Give it a chance, watch it for some excellent acting and for its gritty realistic feel.
This sprawling nature of the narrative and the various events that impact the lives of the numerous characters make Vada Chennai truly an epic (Santhosh Narayanan understands this and comes up with a score that is grand). Vetri Maaran’s rich detailing, be it the life in the prison or outside of it, helps us become a part of the story.
Our overall critic’s rating is not an average of the sub scores below.
From the first shot of the film, director Vetrimaaran has managed to build suspense. This is not the kind where you wonder about the what, why and how every minute, but the suspense here is audience waiting with bated breath to see how a neighbourhood carrom player takes to violence.
The best part of Vada Chennai is the language. Throughout the film, the Tamil that these characters speak, commonly referred to as pakka local, makes everything that the characters say more real. Vada Chennai is the first part of a three-part film and the fact that it is complete in itself speaks for director’s Vetrimaaran’s execution style.