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Ajith Kumar's Arrambam was one of the biggest hits of the last year. After the success of this movie, the actor is returning with Veeram which has hit the screens on January 10. Hence, the expectations from the film are very high and the trailers along with promotional materials have just added hype to the growing expectations.
In many ways, Veeram stands different from Ajith Kumar's last few movies. He was seen in modern avatars and urban-centric subjects in Mankatha, Billa 2 and Arrambam. But in the latest film, we'll see him in dhoti-clad avatars except in some songs. And also the story is set in village backdrop. Not to forget, he will be seen in positive role. Well, what the latest film has to offer? Find it in the review...
Audience are welcomed to the film with a minor action sequence. With Vinayagam's (Ajith Kumar) brother fighting hard with their enemies, the movie makes us think that it could be a complete action entertainer. But as the story progresses, people would be surprised to see a family-oriented movie packed with actions.
Vinayagam and his brothers played by Vidarth, Bala, Munish and Suhail are bachelors and well-settled. The elder brother loves their younger ones to the core, and sacrifices his happiness for their good. They are often caught in fights and they are proud of it. Santhanam plays the role of an advocate, who bails them out whenever legal issues arise due to their brawls.
Though four younger brothers say that they don't want to either fall in love or get married when Vinayagam is around, they all have their secret lovers. Now, in order to get green signal from for their love stories, they decided to make him fall in love with Kopperundevi (Tamanna Bhatia). Continue reading the story on the slideshow...
Kopperundevi is a soft natured girl. Her father played by Nassar is a Gandhian and hates violence. Tricks played by Vinayagam's brothers brings the hero and heroine together. But the issue is that her family hates people who are violent. The second half opens up with a brand new story of her family.
How does the problem get solved? Can Ajith Kumar change himself to win his love? If yes, doesn't he face troubles from his enemies? Watch the film to get answers to all these questions.
Basically, Veeram has two main plots. While the first half of the film is dedicated to Vinayagam's care-free fighting lifestyle with his brothers, the second half takes us to his desire to win his love and the family members of his leading lady.
First And Second Halves
The first half of Veeram is packed with action sequences and comedy scenes. The director takes his time to build the plots. The second half is engaging and entertaining with all the necessary commercial ingredients. Family audience will love the second half more than the first half.
It is a welcome change from Ajith Kumar to do a rural-based story. It is nice to see him in vesthi-clad role after a few years.
His acting is nothing short of excellent. His stylishly looks, fights and body language are treat to watch. Interestingly, there are punch dialogues every now and then that make audience to blow whistles and cheer for the actor.
Tamanna Bhatia is not just limited to add glam quotient to the film.
Santhanam breaks the funny bones all throughout the film. Vidarth, Bala, Munish and Suhail have played their parts well. But when it comes to villain role, Pradeep Rawat, Atul Kulkarni and Avinash's roles are not powerful and audience will easily forget them.
Devi Sri Prasad joined hands with Ajith Kumar for the first time. He has managed to give a few hit songs in the film. 'Nallavannu solvaanga', 'Ival dhaana' and the title track are our picks. His background score is worth praising.
Vetri shines again with his cinematography. His work is brilliant in some songs and action sequences.
Editing And Director
Kasi Vishwanathan's editing is neat. He should be praised for giving a good finishing look for Veeram. Last but not least, director Siruthai Siva should be patted on his back for knowing his responsibilities well. He has brought the best out of the team and he should also be appreciated for writing story, screenplay and dialogues.
Veeram is such an entertaining movie where audience will hardly find drawbacks. The entertainment quotient is very high and it could be enjoyed by all section of audience. Ajith has a success in hand again.