VELAYUDHAM movie review: A total masala fare

Fri, October 28, 2011 1:14pm UTC by 42 Comments
VELAYUDHAM movie review: A total masala fare

If you are ready to forget logic and engage in about two-and-a-half hours of make believe, then you should be rushing to watch superstar Vijay’s Velayudham

True to form, Vijay Ilayadalapathy provides his fans with a dish that has all the ingredients of the typical Kollywood potboiler. Directed by Jayam Raja, the movie includes all the ingredients that one associates with any of Vijay’s movies. It has action, comedy, some good music and dances thrown in together with dollops of sentiments. Raja has managed to deftly package all these elements into a slick entertainer that has ‘paisa vasool’ written all over it.What’s more, you needn’t bother about any twists and turns in the script that is ram rod straight and has drawn liberally from earlier hits like ‘Azaad‘ (Tollywood) and ‘Indian‘ and ‘Anniyan‘ (Kollywood).

The story revolves around television journalist Bharathi (Genelia D’Souza) whose plan to end corruption involves creating a fictitious character called ‘Velayudham’. She spreads the word that this person is out to punish all wrong-doers like the old man (Kamal Hassan) did in Indian a decade ago. Things tend to go wrong when a happy-go-lucky village milk vendor of the same name gets embroiled in this plot. This country bumpkin, who lives with his sister Kaveri (Saranya Mohan) and cousin Vaidegi (Hansika Motwani), goes to the city to withdraw money saved for a wedding and finds himself in a spot of bother. Circumstances force him to meet Bharathi and he decides to take law into his own hands by taking on the identity of the fictitious Velayudham created by the journalist. Of course, the rest of the movie dwells on how the proverbial good triumphs over evil as the milk vendor turns into a vendor of justice. The movie takes off from where ‘Kavalan’ left and Vijay appears at ease doing what he does best – playing to the gallery. The role is a cakewalk for the actor, who however does impress with some mind boggling stunt sequences. Maybe, this is Vijay’s way to score a point over rival Ajith and Vikram!

True to form, the leading ladies have very little to do and Hansika and Genelia almost sleepwalk through the movie. They look good on screen and add a bit of oomph. Comic relief is provided by Santhanam while the bad guys are led by Sayaji Shinde with Sampath Raj and Manivannan playing second fiddle. Priyan’s cinematography and Tom Delmar’s stunts are akin to watching fireworks on Diwali night. They gel well and makes for quite a treat. The movie is not inordinately stretched, thanks to VT Vijayan’s deft scissors. The music and background score by Vijay Antony adds a zing to the proceedings. To sum it up, Velayudham, produced by Aascar V Ravichandran, might not work well with the multiplex audience. But, the film could strike the right chord with others, especially those who would like to watch a cracker of an entertainer. It is a movie that entertains unabashedly by doing away with our thinking caps.Subscribe to me on YouTube

  • sundar

    velayudham rocks at box office……..
    superb entertainer………

  • mmy

    one of the biggest blockbuster movie,,,,,,,,,

  • Bharath

    Blockbuster of this year all the way.,,,,

  • Rockesh

    Average movie only for B and C centres.. It wil open well but it will become average like vettaikaran .. Lets hope atleast nanban becomes a hit :)

    • sura

      poda poi muthalla padatha paru velayutham super duper hit

    • sura

      adoi Rockesh velayutham is rock. 2011 in mega super hit. tamil dookudu. nee first kulllan filma stop pannitu thalapathi
      filma paru tharium. velayutham super bumber hit

    • sura

      velayutham super hit.

    • nanban

      Velayudham is gonna be blockbuster movie. On the first day of its release it is super hit after a week it will be blockbuster.

    • sri

      again 150 prints for velayudham theatres are releasing velayudham and they stopped 7am arivu to get money

  • rr

    Good movie. Enjoyed to the core

  • NAGH

    NEE KULLAN RASIGANA
    A AREA SUPER HIT
    BAND C SUPERO SUPER HIT
    KARNATAKA BANGALORE BLOCKBUSTER
    INTERNATIONAL LEVEL MEGHA HIT
    VUNAKKU EAN PORAMAI

    • seenu

      Who is kullan man?

      • VIJAY FAN

        SURYA than kullan

  • RAVI

    BEST BLOCKBUSTER OF THE EYHAR

    • BASHA

      CHUNNIIIIIIIIIII……………………………….

  • anand

    blockbuster movie:) illayathalapathy rockzzzz:):)

    • lrulandi

      VELAYUDHAM=PooLaYUDHAM

  • ranjith

    BIGGEST BLOCKBUSTER OF THE YEAR!!!!
    THALAIVAR SUMMA KAATU KAATUNU KAATRAR!!!

  • Abhi

    Wonderful movie, just go & watch. Vijay rocks, saranya best performance

    • UGSD

      MIRE=VIJAY=MOKKE KU…

  • Ravi

    Both 7am arivu and velayudham are average.

    • Shan

      Velayudham sûperhit.genelia,hansika,vijay iam appresiate and iam big fan of this actors…!

  • suresh kumar

    very nice movie, vijay best perfomance

  • VERINAYI VELU

    SURA VIJAY BACKS IN VELAYUDHAM…..ULLAGA MAGA MOKAI…TRAIN EH STOP PANRARU VIJAY….VIJAY PLS PLS STOP ACTING MUDILDA SAMI,….
    VIJAY THIRTHAMUDIYADHA JENMAM….
    VELAYUDHAM-WASTE OF MONEY…….PROMISE

    • meenu

      just shut your mouth nonsense don’t you have any sense ah

    • vinoth

      Hi,

      You have every right to criticize the movie because u have spent money to buy the ticket. But please don’t say things like “stop acting” and stuff. No one has the right to say so. The scene(train) u referred may have be a mokkai scene but u can say the same for the movies of our other stars like Ajith, Vikram or Suriya whose movies also contain impossible scenes or should i say mokkai fight scenes. SO why target Vijay Alone. He is doing what he knows best. So what is the problem in that. In case u dont like him don’t go to his movies. Fans like me will continue to watch even movies like Sura because we like Vijay.

      Thanks
      Vinoth

      • vijayfan

        super vinoth

      • indu

        very nice vinoth ,hold your tougue velu

    • SANDY

      IT IS A REALITY SCENE IT IS A POSSIBLE ONE HE DIDNT STOP A TRAIN WITH HIS HAND AS A NORMAL HUMAN BRAKES WAS USED …..! I HOPE SO UR IN NEED OF SPECTACLES……………:)

      • shahbaz

        hello

      • Nishanth

        @ sandy. Nice comment. Its true. Nd he actly asks th locopilot hw 2 stop th train. Its really a reality scene.

    • mohan

      dai verinayi velu…
      parathadesi dog kuthi.who asked u to give review ..poda parathedesi…poi ajitha nd suriya va nakuda..panni..paiya..

    • amarnaath

      sura collection only 10 crores but budget for sura is 25 crores, a mega flop movie but velayudham is released with two mega budget movies (ra one 175 crores and 7th sense 80 crores) velayudham 45 crores, raone and 7th sense had the pakka promotional. For promotional they spent nearly 5 to 10 crores but velayudham no add published except jaya tv. Its collection is nearly 75 crores till now.It is hit in all the A,B,C theatresv but 7th sense and ra one till now it didnot reached the budget collection. so promotion is still going on. velayudham is pakka commercial, understandable for B, C centres,money gaining movie for producers and enjoyable for audiance

    • SORINAYE BILLA

      DAI 5 YEARS SUKU ORU PADAM THAN UNGA “AJITH” KU ODUTHU.

      VALI KU APPARAM VALLARU BILLA. ETHA THAVIRA VERA ETHAVATHU ODIIRUKA.

      NEEYE MASACHIYA THOTTU SOLLU.

      “ALLWAR,JI,JANA,BILLA2,ASAL EHTU ELLAM ORU PADAM MA DA…

      ETHU ELLAM THAN WASTE OF MONEY.

  • Harish

    Vijay rocks. Anna change your hair style. Hair style in songs r superb but not in scenes.. . Waiting for nanban. Cheers

  • Bitu

    good movie, worthy for watching once…

  • ram

    Nothing special in this movie…we Have already seen him doing the same kinda masala films….comedy portions and songs are nice…overall its a below average film….

  • bharat

    ilayathalapathi vijay back to hit film……..

  • movie buff

    Just watched both the movies. Seriously. How can anyone compare 7 am arivu with velayutham. Velayutham is a typical masala film. 7 am arivu is wat this generation wants. Grow up guys. Support intellectual movies like 7 am arivu. Widen ur knowledge in indian history n specialities. Don’t keep looking for actionn comedy n masala in films. I just feel 7 am arivu should not be compared to a movie like velayuthaam. I m not avijay or surya fan. But my vote wil definetely go for 7 am arivu. Watch it if ur a true indian.

    • Nishanth

      7am arivu is intellctl?? Gud gracious!! Whr did u learn ur biology? Lets jst frgt all th othr nonsenses(coz thr r many in th film). Hw does aravind all of a suddn come 2 possess th knwldgs and martial arts skills of late bodhidharma in th climax? Dnt say he hs been transcribed wid bodhidharma’s DNA (as if :p ). Coz fr God’s sake acquired knowledges r nt coded in DNA. Thr u go.. Ur “intellectual” plot crumbles. Velayudham is worth th money. Paisa vasool. Thumbs up 2 velayudham :)

  • Roy

    Good

  • m.n.m. rahman

    velayudham is femily pack,,, its a nice story good acting in all actors,, 7m arivu is mix chatni its a now genaral is not like that b,c its not now need now tecnoliji is devolamment vest movie is 7m arivu means time westted… EAST OR WEST VIJAY ANNA IS BEST. NEXT SUPPER STARRRR ILAYA THALA BATHI VIJAY!!! PEARA KETA HONANE CHUMMA ADARUDU ILLA!


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