Vishal is back with yet another commercial potboiler titled Vedi, which is a remake of Telugu blockbuster Souryam. The Tamil movie is a mass masala flick, which has all the ingredients like love, sentiment, actions, etc. While the first half of the film sees Prabhakaran (Vishal) being chased by goons, the second half will reveal the flashbacks that make the audience to sit on the edge of their seats till the end.
Prabhakaran is a man, who does not know what fear is. But runs for his life and escapes to Kolkata. He gets admitted to a college and meets a girl named Deepa (Poonam Kaur). Meanwhile, a strange event bonds him with Aishwarya (Sameera Reddy) and he finds a room to stay in her house. At this juncture, several incidents make him to be an unofficial bodyguard of Deepa, whose is the only sister of him but he could not tell her the same for some reasons. The fate separated them when they were kids and as the story progresses, a series of flashback stories will reveal the truth.
Like a typical action movies - there is a sister sentiment, goons chasing, a deadly gangster and his son's desperation for blood, and the reason behind it with a series of flashbacks. Twists in the story and age-old rival story will be unfolded one after the other.
Vedi is a regular mass movie but has a perfect mix of action, thrill and emotions to keep the audience entertaining throughout. Prabhu Deva has made some changes from the original script to cater the native audience taste.
Technically, Vedi is good. Vijay Anthony has given quite a few good songs like 'Enna aachi..', Ippadi mazhai..' and the item number 'Bombay ponnu...'. Cinematography by RD Rajasekhar is excellent. He has beautifully captured Howrah Bridge and some songs picturised in abroad. Especially, Anthony's background score and his photography have blended well during action sequences.
It is a tailor-made role for Vishal Krishna. The actor has done his character with ease and shines during action scenes. He fights with panache and dances with elan, which will definitely give a big round of applause from the audience. Sameera Reddy is hot and sexy. Though, she has limited scenes to showcase her acting abilities, yet she manages to attract the audience with her good expressions. Poonam Kaur is good, as she is enacting the same role of a sister from the original. Last but not the least, 'Mumbai ponnu' Sophie Choudry takes the audience by storm with her item number. Rest other characters are okay.
Audience will experience like walking on a familiar terrain. Nonetheless, the movie has all the elements of a mass film. Go for it, as it is a paisa vasool entertainer.
Cast: Vishal, Sameera Reddy, Poonam Kaur and others.
Director: Prabhu Deva
Music: Vijay Anthony
Cinematography: RD Rajasekhar
Producer: Vikram Krishna and Shreya Reddy