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Vanmam is an usual masala flick which has a tale of friendship and rivalry. It has Vijay Sethupathi, Kreshna and Sunaina in lead roles who have done justice in portraying their characters. Director Jai Krishna has made the film by completely trusting in his story line but has failed to produce an interesting movie with his dull screenplay which could make this movie to open up with a negative review.
Vijay Sethupathy and Kreshna are good friends but they take their life lightly and carry an irresponsible tag along with them. Kreshna falls for the female lead played by Sunaina, who also is a sister of a prominent person in the town played by Madhusudhan Rao. Sunaina first accepts Kreshna as her soulmate but departs after her brother comes to know about their relationship.
In a cinematic twist, Vijay Sethupathi accidentally kills Madhusudhan Rao which leads to a disagreement between him and Kreshna that breaks their friendship and they choose to take their respective paths. Vijay Sethupathi realizes his mistake and chooses to help Madhusudhan Rao's family by not revealing them of his connection with Madhusudhan. On the other hand, Kreshna falls prey to Jaypee, who once had a fierce rival with Madhusudhan when he was alive.
Jaypee, in an attempt to seek revenge on Madhusudhan's close associates even after his demise, makes use of Kreshna and begins his game with him and Vijay Sethupathi which gets predictable as the movie goes on. How Kreshna gets himself out of Jaypee's clutches and what happens to his friendship with Vijay and his love with Sunaina forms the rest of the story.
Performance And Technicalities:
Vanmam's big positive is its performances by all the actors including the supporting actors who have done an excellent job in bringing out the actual emotions of each and every characters. Vijay Sethupathi is good as always and Kreshna too has done a decent job.
Thaman's songs fails to impress the audience and his BGM too fails to support the movie. Balabharani's cinematography has captured the natural scenic of South India and is praisable. Suresh's editing is ordinary and the screenplay lets the entire plot down.
Overall Vanmam is a good tale of friendship, revenge and family values which could've been told in a much more interesting manner with better screenplay and editing.