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Plot – In Vivegam, director Siva has totally gone against his usual mass masala template that he established with Siruthai, Veeram and Vedalam. True to his word in pre-release interviews, he has delivered an international action thriller with Thala Ajith as a highly skilled agent. The film’s technical standard is top notch!
The plot revolves around AK (Ajith) trying to stop a nuclear device from detonating at New Delhi. He has to take on backstabbers in his own unit (Counter Terrorism Squad) to execute his mission perfectly. Siva has included a husband – wife angle as the emotional core in a hardcore action film which is highly geeky and filled with technological gimmickry.
- Thala Ajith has given his heart and soul to the film. He totally looks the part as the stylish international agent. His commitment to the film’s cause cannot be questioned one bit. The shirtless climax episode will work big time with the millions of Thala devotees.
- The film has plenty of ‘theatre moments’ – Thala’s high octane intro sequence (don’t get in late), the ‘Surviva’ song, the bike chase sequence in the first half, the intense ‘Thalai Viduthalai’ comeback, the slick sniper action in the second half and the shirtless climax fight of the hero, to name some. Worth the ticket rate!
- Kudos to Siva for the genre shift (as mentioned above) and pulling it off convincingly. The layers and intelligence in the screenplay have been executed well. Kabilan Vairamuthu has contributed a lot in making the international action base look authentic. And, the idea to use Morse Code as a mode of communication between the husband – wife is novel.
- Anirudh is a main pillar bolstering Vivegam. His songs and BGM add a lot to the mood of the scenes and to Thala’s screen presence. Ani is a Rockstar!
- Dop Vetri has delivered world class work in the visual department. He has outshone his previous works by many notches. The VFX team has delivered spotless work. Many scenes which look so grand and real on screen were actually created by these specialists. Art director Milan and the costume department have also given heir best. Editor Ruben has handled all the elements and packaged, presented the film well. Stunt masters Kaloian and Ganesh have choreographed electrifying stunt sequences performed with elan by Ajith.
- Kajal gets her most substantial part yet in Tamil and does justice to it. Her role is the only connecting factor for the family audiences and adds good emotional weight in some key sequences. Akshara Haasan’s cameo has purpose and the lady carries such solid style. Karunakaran provides some fun in the first half.
- Vivek Oberoi’s screen presence is mighty impressive but his repetitive hero glorification lines targeted at Ajith, become monotonous beyond a point. The support actors in the Counter Terrorist Squad don’t make any impression.
- The latter part of the second half doesn’t live up to the lofty standards of the first. The film should have been fine tuned. It does feel long at close to 150 mins.
- Vivegam isn’t accessible to the native Tamil audience and goes overboard with its geeky quotient. Whether they can follow all the little elements that happen in the screenplay is questionable. The overdose of English lines, foreign language lines, subtitles and translations don’t help their cause either.
- The ‘Veriyera’ number in the climax is over-the-top, with a needless lip sync routine for Kajal. It would’ve worked much better as a montage number.
Vivegam movie is about to release in some time and Umair sandhu who is a Film critic and a member of censor board in U.A.E has seen the film and this is what he had to say about the movie after watching it.
Vivegam is an action-packed film that will delight Ajith’s fans. The first half of VIVEGAM is dangerously fast, loaded with action and excitement, and keeps you guessing. First & Second Half is full on Racy. No Dull Moment throughout the film. A Full on Seat Edge Thriller all the way.
Sleek editing by Ruben, stunning & Outstanding action sequences, and the impressive visuals of Europe captured by cinematographer Vetri are some of the highlights of the film. Dialogues are CLAP WORTHY. Watertight Story & Screenplay by Siva. Production Designing is Classy. Direction by Siva is simply Fantastic.
Ajith gave Career Best Performance ever in Vivegam. He Steals the Show all the way. Award Worthy Performance by him. Kajal Aggarwal looks gorgeous and does full justice to her role.
Akshara Haasan & Vivek Oberoi also gave Top Notch Performances. Good actings by all supporting actors. Climax is the USP of the film.
#Vivegam is a crowd pleasing & hugely mass appealing tale with a thrilling plot, rich & imaginative screenplay. Terrific Action Stunts. It’s the BIG DADDY of all entertainers. Miss it at your own Risk.
HE gave 4/5 stars for the film.
Note: Official wetalkiess review will be out soon !
Plot – Dhanush is back with a sequel to his most loved film, Velai Illa Pattadhaari. In VIP 2, he repeats the template which worked wonders in the first part (a street smart, lovable underdog civil engineer who takes on an arrogant big shot in the professional arena). But, his decision to not use the services of composer Anirudh has proven costly. The second part doesn’t give as many ‘wow moments’ as the first and comes out as just a passable product.
– VIP2 is a watchable product thanks to Dhanush’s energetic presence; it’s a one man show. Be it his over-the-top drunken antics, graceful dance moves, acrobatic stunts or the typical underdog engineer moments, the writer – actor is in complete control.
– The 2nd half has a lot for Dhanush fans to whistle & enjoy – the ‘Madam, Raghuvaran Coming’ scene & the ‘friend’ dialog stand out!
– The film closes on a cheeky, funny note which works to an extent. The underdog continues to struggle for most of the 2nd half but it ends in a very light, feel good way without any tension or big opposition from the queenbee (Kajol)!
– Kajol’s screen presence and styling are mighty impressive. She gets the lip sync right, in a largely one-note performance which gets a different shade only in the climax. She isn’t the villain and is just a ruthless, narcissistic business magnet.
– Amala Paul looks beautiful but she is portrayed as this tyrant wife mostly. Samuthirakani, Saranya, Vivek, Hrishikesh and Cell Murugan continue what they did in the first part, with limited results this time around due to over exploitation of the same ‘VIP’ tropes. ‘Bigg Boss’ fame Raiza gets some applause whenever she appears on screen.
– Though he is missing in action, Anirudh’s famous BGM themes for the first part are used to good effect every now and then, and earn wild response from the audience.
– It’s high time our filmmakers stop portraying marriage as a torture & the wife as a demon (even if it’s just for comedy). It’s an overdone trick. Coming from a female director (Soundarya Rajinikanth), one definitely didn’t expect this cliché to be repeated yet again.
– Composer Sean Roldan does his best for the project at hand. His work definitely pales in comparison to what Anirudh did in the first part and that’s the film’s biggest undoing. Maybe, they should have just retained ‘Ani’!
– The beautiful Ritu Varma does what Surbhi did in the first part. She looks very weak on screen. It’s hard to fathom why a promising lead heroine took up such a minuscule part here.
Final Word – To make a sequel which betters Part 1 is such a tough ask, that too when the core musician (Anirudh) is missing. Avoid comparisons, just go see VIP 2 once and get entertained by its lead man.
RATING – 2.75/5
Velaiilla Pattadhari 2 aka VIP 2, is a comedy-drama film directed by Soundarya Rajnikanth. A sequel to the 2014 Tamil-language film Velaiilla Pattadhari, it has Dhanush, Amala Paul, Vivek, Saranya Ponvannan and Samuthirakani returning from the first film, other casts including Kajol. Dhanush, besides acting, is also co-producing the film and has written the story and dialogues for the film. The film, which is also co-produced by S. Thanu, has music composed by Sean Roldan
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#VIP2 Below Average Status Reporting in Kerala !
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Plot – Directors Pushkar – Gayatri deliver a kickass tale of an encounter specialist – gangster face-off. The film is not just about raw action and great confrontation scenes between Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi (playing the titular characters, Vikram and Vedha respectively). It ventures deep into emotions, explores grey areas and the personal relationships of each character, questions the concept of dharma, good and evil. The gallery pleasing ending clinches it! It’s such a relief to see a terrific film which actually lives up to all the hype. A sureshot HIT in the making!
– In their 3rd outing, Pushkar – Gayatri spring a big surprise. They have presented layered content in such a likable format. The film is sure to stay in memory for long.
– Onscreen he smokes/drinks, is portrayed old & unfit, doesn’t have a romantic angle, sports grey/white hair …Vijay Sethupathi will do just about anything for the role he plays. He is at the peak of his powers and the crowd just loves whatever he does, be it mass, style, comedy or realistic performance. He is introduced at exactly the 30th minute, in one of the best ever staged sequences (the classic feet – hands – face template reserved for mass heroes and also a sequence where he doesn’t have a single dialogue). The theatre roars, experiencing the might of his screen presence.
– Madhavan is in top form playing the righteous, stylish, ‘no rules’, rugged, badass cop. After Irudhi Suttru, he is again in the raw space and does whatever the character demands, with no care for the so-called ‘image’ that most actors so carefully protect.
– The confrontation scenes between the heroes are memorable. The format in which the police inquiry scenes have been staged is so interesting. Vedha drives the scenes by narrating his life’s stories to Vikram and getting deep into his psyche with thought provoking questions. There are aptly named chapters for these sequences. Pushkar – Gayatri have done it so well!
– Special mention to Shraddha Srinath and Varu – both women have key parts and are not just the eye candy reserved for romance. Kathir also has a key part in the scheme of things. There are a lot of other actors performing well-defined parts, such as Prem and Achyuth Kumar. And, many other lesser known actors have acted like seasoned pros.
– Composer Sam’s music score ROCKS totally. His background music themes elevate all the scenes and the songs (‘Karuppu Vellai’, ‘Yaanji’, ‘Tasakku Tasakku’ and ‘Nee Pogadhey’) are already popular. Except the bar anthem ‘Tasakku’, the other numbers gel with the narrative so well. The visuals of Karuppu Vellai send the crowd into frenzy mode. Sam is sure to go places.
– Technically, Vikram Vedha is superior on all fronts – PS Vinod’s visuals, Sync Cinema’s sound design, Richard Kevin’s packed editing and Dhilip’s stunt choreography. The entire technical crew are key players in making Pushkar – Gayatri’s 3rd film a grand success.
Final Word – Book your tickets ASAP and watch this high quality work of cinema by a passionate team. Producer Sashikanth deserves all the applause for associating with yet another noteworthy product. Fans of the gritty gangster genre can watch this on repeat!
Vikram Vedha Movie Review | Madhavan | Vijay Sethupathi | Pushkar-Gayathri
The crime drama starring Madhavan, Vijay Sethupathi is by far the best film to release in Tamil this year so far. The film is directed by Pushkar-Gayathri and the film is inspired by the mythological characters of Vikram and Betaal.
Vikram Vedha Live Audience Reviews
Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi featuring gangster drama gets overwhelming responses from US Premiere show yesterday. Madhavan as Vikram and Sethupathi as Vedha seems to have nailed in their performance and Sam CS’s BGM gets lauds that is said to be major strength for the story. Pushka-Gayatri duo directed it and produced by Y NOT Studios.
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#VikramVedha: Outstanding film. Pushkar-Gayatri go for gold with this wholly engrossing drama that's terrific from top to toe. Loved it!
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#VikramVedha: What makes it really exciting is its unpredictability and the way twists unfurl. The styling and solid staging helps too.
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#VikramVedha – Despite of lag, Unique story telling with Good BGM & Mass performance from Vijay Sethupathy makes the film Once Watchable.
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#VikramVedha don't miss this gripping movie!! Class, mass – VJS, Maddy!!
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