Vanamagan Movie Review
Writer & Director : A.L Vijay
Producer : A.L Azhagappan
Cast : Jayam Ravi, Prakash Raj, Thambi Ramaiah, Sayyeshaa Saigal, Varun
Music : Harris Jayaraj
Cinematography : Tirru
Editor : Anthony
Production company : Think Big Studio
Running Time : 140 mins
Vanamagan is about a tribe man, who was forced to run away from the forest & gets into a house in the city where he meets people; how does he mingle with common man and how he manages to get back to the forest to save his tribal group forms the crux of the story. There is a sub plot which talks about the corporates who destroys forest.
Jaya Ravi is one of Kollywood’s finest actor who tries experimental roles. In this movie he doesn’t have any dialogues – baring few words here and there and no proper costumes; yet he shines with a different body language and expressions. Heroine Sayeesha’s debut Tamil film, she looks pretty and dances gracefully. It wouldn’t be wrong If I say she carries the whole movie on her shoulder along with Ravi. She has a bright future in Kodambakkam.
Prakash Raj plays as antagonist role which doesn’t have much scope to emote or perform. His role has been wasted badly. Thambi Ramaiah’s stereotypic comedy scenes fails to bring laugh, At time even it irritates. Varun and Vela Ramamoorthy have done their part with no complaints.
Music is composed by Harris Jayaraj, interestingly this is his 50th film. Songs are pretty good, but Background music is not catchy enough. ‘Yea Alagamma’ , ‘Silu Silu’ and ‘Pachchai uduthiya Kaadu’ songs are pick of the album. All the songs are visually appealing. Thanks to Thiru’s beautiful camera work.
Though song placements are poor, choreography is too good. Especially Prabhudeva’s ‘Damn Damn song’ choreo and Brinda master’s ‘Alagamma’ song choreo . The forest tiger stunt sequence has been properly designed and well executed, Credits to Stunt Silva. Editing could have been better, flow of few scenes are abrupt. Art direction needs special mention – good work.
Director A L Vijay aka Vijay has come up with a tribal man’s story with less interesting facts and a highly outdated screenplay. Even dialogues fail to support the screenplay. Main plot resembles Arya’s latest outing ‘Kadamban’, but the presentation is clumspy. Comedy scenes falls flat. Moreover highly predictable scenes throughout spoils the show completely. Flashback portion is a little relief.