Vetrivel Movie Review
When you realize that the movie has M Sasikumar as the protagonist, automatically you assess the film as one of the rural themed, love/revenge/repentance/rarely happily ending ones, with not too much of masala. Well, this time around too, you will not be disappointed, while watching the high drama unraveling in the theatres.
The two pronged theme with the feuding half brothers and the next generation who wants to have a better relationship is old vine, but the new bottle in which Vetrivel is filled, looks pleasant. A mistaken abduction, heartbroken lovers, compromises and a final bright future in the horizon….. the story is nothing to write about, though the script is tight and interesting. Dialogues have a punch, like you expected and the actors, despite most of them new comers, sound and look pucca professional.
M Sasikumar as the protagonist lives the role; he could not have had much problem doing that, with so many of his characters coloured with the same paint. Mia has a short screen space, which she used to established that she is going to be an A list actress very soon. Prabhu and Ananth Nag as the feuding brothers show their veteran status on the screen, with effortless emoting. Vijee Chandrasekhar as the pleasant antagonist worked well in the plot as a character and, as an actor, he had surpassed probably almost every other actor in the movie. samuthirakani’s cameo was uninspired and unnecessary. Thambi Ramaiah, Ilavarasu, Renuka, Varsha and Nikhila also did a good job.
Vasanthamani had done this movie as a debutant director and it shows in many places; the first half an hour of mundane scenes to establish the very clichéd love angle and uninspired comedy is an example. Though there are a few engaging scenes with unexpected twists, he could not help himself, but add a few predictable ones. Dialogues by Vasamthamani sound more credible and effective, though there is no in-your-face lines spewed by anyone, which is a relief. Technically speaking, cinematographer SR Karthik didn’t need to work too hard to keep the rural beauty intact on the screen. Imman’s songs were a tad bit carelessly done, with so much of monotony, at times irritating and making the audience impatient. AL Ramesh’s editing worked well for the flow of the movie without many hitches.
Overall, a good and plausible storyline, done in a slightly lopsided manner, yet enjoyable.