Veeramae Vaagai Soodum Movie Review
Following a long hiatus after ‘Chakra’, Vishal’s next outing ‘Veeramae Vaagai Soodum’ has been released worldwide. The film is directed by newcomer Thu.Pa. Saravanan is produced by Vishal Film Factory.
Porus (Vishal), a soon-to-be sub-inspector, and son of a constable (Marimuthu) face uncalled-for turbulence when his younger sister (Raveena) is brutally murdered by a Kingpin in the city. How he finds out the culprit responsible for this murder and settles the score forms crux of Veeramae Vaagai Soodum.
As we mentioned several times in our erstwhile reviews, one cannot blame a story as a time-worn plot as it cannot be avoided. Especially, the revenge of an angry young man has been a favorite pick for audiences from the times of Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth to contemporary times. Actor Vishal has always been a great scorer when it comes to performing these roles, and he has very well exhibited his nuances in this specific character as Porus. He never misses stealing the show with his emoting skills. On the other hand, he is the one and only action-packed hero in the Tamil film industry, whose energy levels never simmer anywhere. Significantly, he gets ticked in both the boxes in VVS. Raveena, the famous dubbing artist, and a budding actress do her role efficiently. If the directors are able to come up with substantial female lead roles with girl-to-next-door shades, Raveena is sure to nail it down perfectly with her acting nuances. It would have been nice if the director had a few more scenes that involve brother-sister bonding. Yuvan Shankar Raja’s BGM is power-packed in many places, especially with action blocks.
On the flip side, Thu Pa Saravanan has conceptualized a good story, but he fails in successfully translating his script into the visual medium. Moreover, the predictable narration and the lengthy duration hampers the positives in this movie. After a certain extent, we are dragged to boredom as we have already made 100% predictions about the climax. Besides, there are lots of logical issues. The hacker’s entry into the picture indeed raises our expectations, but watching his arrival at the hospital during the climax leaves us puzzled as, to why he had to run panting all the way, for he could have called or sent the proof as a voice message. What’s more disappointing is that the small Bluetooth speaker having an audible reach into the villain’s phone through his henchman, who is at the farthest distance from the protagonist… Such moments leave us disappointed, and we walk out of the theaters with few thoughts. Vishal is undoubtedly, one of the promising actors in K-Town, who can befittingly look perfect in both commercial and offbeat roles, but why isn’t he choosing the right script. Has he joined the club of actors, who don’t want a successful theatrical run, but cover up their production cost through satellite and OTT rights in different regional languages?
Veerame Vaagai Soodum Movie Review
Verdict: A hackneyed story with predictable and unsurprising screenwriting spoils the show.