The role of Arivu would definitely go on to become a landmark in the acting career of Sivakarthikeyan. For the first time, he gets to play a role, which isn't just about romance and comedy.
What more could be said about this man, who has made a sensational debut? Well, one shouldn't get surprised if Tamil film audiences start to talk about this talented actor, in the coming days.
Verdict Velaikkaran has lots of messages to offer and they hit the right chords.
Velaikkaran doesn’t follow the tried and tested commercial Tamil film template with comedy taking the front seat.
The message part in the film also stands out and the element of socialism works to the film's advantage. The art work by Muthuraj looks unbleached and adds value to the script.
Verdict: In spite of a preachy treatment, Velaikkaran will be lauded for its good social message
Right from the opening scenes, Mohan Raja tells us what he is after with Velaikkaran is not telling a story but a message. Nayanthara's is largely a supporting role and the actress makes up for it with her screen presence.
Narration and the preachy tone keep pulling down the film.
Frankly, Velaikkaran is the Sivakarthikeyan show, and boy, what a show he puts on. It is easily Siva's career best, as he presses the pause button on his usual comedy gimmicks and delivers an intense performance with lots and lots of dialogues as a socially responsible young man.
The best thing about Velaikkaran is that there is no introduction scene, unwanted action, duets, comedy tracks or a climax fight.