Saturday, November 24, 2007

Vel --> Oru Kannottam...

Banner : Sree Rajakaliamman Medias
Cast : Surya & Surya, Asin, Vadivel, Kalabhavan Mani, Nasser, Saranya,Lakshmi,Aishwarya, Charan raj, Charlie matrum palar...
Direction : Hari

Music : Yuvan Shankar Raja

Film Certification : U

My Certification : U

Post Certification : U


The film starts off with a rather ominous fashion with the couple of Charan raj and Charanya losing one of their 2 babies in a train. A chain snatcher takes the baby away for getting hold of the gold ornaments worn by the baby. So, it becomes pretty obvious that the Suryas are indeed twins unlike ATM. One Surya(Vetrivel) is bred in a village and he is like a savior for the family and the village from the clutches of Kalabhavan mani who is the comedy villain in the film. The whole family loves Vetrivel like anything and they are one big family. Meanwhile the other Surya(Vasu) is brought up by his parents in city. He is a detective. Asin is a RJ in a tamil channel. Surya falls in love with Asin at first sight. Asin, meanwhile reciprocates Surya's love after some time. Meanwhile, the village bred Surya strolls around the village and just keeps on slicing the heads and hands and legs of whomever belonging to Kalabhavan Mani's gang. The opening scene itself gives a really hard masala + village smell to the film. The first 30 minutes of the film suck like anything with Surya reading out long long punch dialogues, very much unlike the usual Surya. The dialogues too are a pain to the ears. Then some gory fight scenes and the stupid stunt sequences makes the film degrade from its stature. The twist in the tale comes when both Suryas meet each other. Then, both of them swap homes and the Surya(Vetrivel) who was all this time battling with muscles goes to the house of Vasu and Vasu in turn disguises himself as Vel and battles the villain with his brains. Then, another twist in the tale arises when Vasu wants Vel to join their family but the family of Vel refuses to leave him out of love for their dear soul. What happens in the end is the climax. Sorry for letting out some spoilers, cos really I couldnt write a review without letting the story out cos it had nothing else in it. The music of Yuvan shankar Raja turns out to be a big flopper in this film. Almost all songs sound synonymous to many old songs. The familiar beats and the usual village folk music turns out to make our ears sore in the end. Asin looks beautiful in specs initially but later on turns out to be losing out on her looks. Also, Asin has very little scope to act in this film. Its out and out for Surya alone but even his acting doesnt seem to prove his usual might as an actor. But, Vadivelu gives the much needed essence to the film with his amazing comedy and acting. Kudos to him!!


Overall, a usual Hari movie with huge dosage of masala in it aimed at entertaining the audience. But something is missing somewhere. But, inspite of the poor music, the film is worth watchable atleast once.

"+":
* Sentiments coupled with the fiery attitude of Surya
* Vadivel's rib tickling comedy

"-":
* Hari can stop directing such films(Too much for the audience... these usual village stories)
* Disappointing muzik by Yuvan shankar raja who has given us some amazing hits in the past
* Surya and Asin are not at their best in this film
* Finally, stupid stunt sequences and punch dialogues which really were not necessary

So, its high time that Hari stops doing such films and its better if Surya becomes more choosy about his roles. Bottomline: Hari disappoints.. Vel failing to hit the nail on the head...

Rating: 4.5/10

Coming up : Machakkaran

17 comments:

Visu said...

hmmm... u can be a "sudhish kaamath" ... ;-)

deepa said...

hmm... short but crisp review! i agree, not onli hari but de whole film fraternity can say goodbye to these senseless movies.. imagine- 2 quality actors,surya n asin, wasted in de name of commercial films!

deepa said...

oops.. de second to comment! someone beat me to it!

Dogastray said...

point no., 1 : u give the most sickening most highly illogical monkey- brat movie 5 .. and for vel u give 4.5

disappointed with ur rating dude ..
i agree asin was wasted in the movie .. but the bottom line is that guys got wasted after seeing ..

Santhosh kumar.S said...

hari is now sothapping from arul....

not yet corrected himself....

vel is not an exception

Mahesh said...

Point 1: ATM-5, Vel- 4.5??
2: Hari appadithan esaman.
3: Story nu title pottu ezhudhu..dont call this review.
4: Urs is like sun tv review. Try to do like madans thirai parvai.
5: Please dont put for machakaran and all...

priya said...

wat a surprise..u criticisin asin's look..and hey i hav won the bet i guess..waited for surya's film but it has turned out to be a flop..

Raz said...

aiooo aioo! vel ku nan SURYA ka matum than ponen and he ROCKED !

soooo ur post stands "no-sense" to me! en kannu munnala.. verum surya than irukan! aaaaah! *Sigh*

boobu said...

k fine dude
appo diwaliku oru nalla padam pakka muduyadha?
k.
i am expecting billa,bheemaand 10avatar.

vamsee said...

Hope VelHas disappointed surya and me.But still will see the film once for surya

Mystery said...

ahhhhh....no comments :)
i feel vel was better than all the pictures that came out for diwali...

Aravindh said...

this was similar to aaru n sami.. previous hari's movies.. he can try sum other different subjects... asin cums in scenes wer there is need of songs.. similar old story.. sucks like anything..

Jeevan said...

We both have different views on vel. Yes the story is not an unusual, but I like the screenplay of hair. He gives entertainment films, family subjects and I also agree with you on over actions and handling sworn culture.

Good rating Vijay… by the way I have blogrolled you :)

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

:) Ithey review engayo padicheney... U have any other blog?

Nice review.. Padam paakalam pola! :)

harish said...

seeing a tamil film is a waste of money and time

Vinod said...

Well I guess Tamil cinema industry is losing its touch. its been a long time since I heard of a nice movie. Mozhi was really a nice movie. I guess no film after that was good enough to attract audience with story and screenplay. Now the movies are being rated based on the actors and not based on the story. Its really a waste of time and money too.

Am Prasi... said...

hmmmm.....nice narration again!!
ivlo mosamaana padathukku surya and asin maadiri good actors oru periya waste!!
edaavadu extraas veche padam eduthurkalaam !!! che...surya ku ippadi oru flop a??? :(

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