Balle Vellaiya Thevaa Movie Review

Written & Directed by : Prakash
Producer : M.Sasikumar
Cast : M.Sasikumar, Tanya, Kovai Sarala
Music : Darbuka Siva
Editor : Praveen Antony
Production company : Company Productions
Running time : 116 mins

Director Sasikumar much prior to the film’s release had assured that ‘Balle Vellaiya Thevaa’ would be an out and out comedy  caper set against the Madurai backdrops. The film is directed by debut filmmaker Solla Prakash and marks the debut of actress Tanya, granddaughter of yesteryear actor Ravichandran in female lead. Let us see how far the film has engaged the audiences.
The film has a very simple plot, where Sasikumar is seen as the pampered son of his mother Rohini, who is employed as a postmaster in the small town. She is later transferred to a village near Madurai and Sasikumar over there soon becomes the favourite person of few people, except Valavan, who runs cable network and through this profession keeps the entire village under his control. Sasikumar has some conflicts with this person, but becomes so much acquainted with his relatives Sangali Murugan and Kovai Sarala. He falls in love with a local mutton shop butcher daughter Tanya and the challenges he undergoes in winning the hearts of villagers and this girl is the basic premise of this story.

Balle Vellaiya Thevaa Movie Review
Balle Vellaiya Thevaa Movie Review

When Sasikumar assured that a comedy caper set against the Madurai backdrops has been done in this film, it paved way for some decent expectations as none had attempted before with this experiment. But then as you watch the film, there isn’t nothing to relate with it. Although, there are some interesting rib-tickling moments in the movie, we don’t find them on long stretch. Kovai Sarala with her time-worn performance in usual pattern of dialogue rendition might not impress the city audiences as she did in Kanchana franchise, but rural audiences will definitely love her. Valavan, who plays the negative role is okay. Rohini does her best with her role. Newcomer Tanya tries to give the perfect shot bringing good name to her lineage from her grandfather. But she must continue to give her inmost work in not just playing the roles, but choosing the best ones.  

On the technical front, the background score and couple of songs by Darbuka Siva proves promising. Cinematographer Ravindranath gives a beautiful visual treat capturing scenic views of Madurai and Theni.

It may get categorized into middling result, where it would be considered as ‘Time pass movie’

Except few comedy sequences, cinematography and musical score, Balle Vellaiya Thevaa hardly has the knack to impress the audiences. It may get categorized into middling result, where it would be considered as ‘Time pass movie’ if you don’t have any other movie to watch out for.

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Balle Vellaiya Thevaa : Not as expected, but can be watched once.

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