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Villu - Review

By: By : Settu Shankar
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Villu is a mere remake of Abbas Mustan's super hit Hindi movie Soldier. So, there is no novelty in the theme and it is goes like this: 'A son seek revenge for his father's murder by a group of villains!' But what makes one watch the film almost for 3 hours is the ingredients and its right mixture by director Prabhu Deva.

Pugal (Vijay) is a happy-go-lucky man. He is on a mission and works hand-in-glove with a cop, Joseph (Manoj K Jayan), who is on the lookout for an international gang led by the dreaded JD (Prakash Raj) who deals in drugs and ammunition (like in Pokkiri!).

Pugal goes to a village and meets Jhanvi (Nayantara), daughter of JD, and falls in love with her. He uses her as a tool to reach JD and his gang (Devaraj, Anand Raj, Sriman, Aditya) in Munich. He eliminates them one by one using tactics and cunningness. The rest of the film shows how he brings JD back to India and takes revenge for the murder of his father, a patriotic army man.

The first half of the film moves fast, thanks to Vadivelu's comedy (but some times it gets boring) and Devi Sri Prasad's beautiful numbers. Especially Vadivelu's chimpanzee joke have stolen the show.

Though Vijay action sequences are unbelievable, the way Prabhu Deva deliver the scenes makes them watchable. Vijay has essayed the dual role very successfully. He looks good and it is a delight to watch him, particularly in the role of the young and energetic Pugal. Prakash Raj is apt as the villain.

There is nothing special to mention about Nayanthara's role. She appears in her usual and convenient role as a glamorous heroine!. There are a few scenes, where her make up and costumes are irritate the viewers and have raised much sarcastic comments.

Prabhu Deva and his team of choreographers have provided extraordinary steps to make the songs peppy. The picturization of the songs also good. Fefsi Vijayan's action scenes are superbly choreographed as well.

Once again Devi Sri Prasad proves himself as a music director for a mass masala like Villu. His numbers Nee Kobapattal Naanum, Jalsa Jalsa, and Daddy Mummy... are rocking.

Cast: Vijay, Nayantara, Prakash Raj, Ranjitha, Vadivelu
Music: Devi Sri Prasad,
Director: Prabhu Deva
Producers: Karunamoorthy and C.Arunpandian (Ayngaran International)
Verdict: Watchable

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