Tamil Film Review Velaikkaran - Sivakarthikeyan Nayanthara

Tamil Film Review Velaikkaran - Sivakarthikeyan Nayanthara

Tamil Film Review Velaikkaran - Sivakarthikeyan Nayanthara

By / Entertainment / Sunday, 31 December 2017 04:15
Production24 AM Studios, RD Raja 
CastFahadh Faasil, Nayanthara, Prakash Raj, Robo Shankar, Rohini, Sathish, Sharath Lohitashwa , Sivakarthikeyan, Sneha, Thambi Ramiah, Yogi Babu 
DirectionMohan Raja 
ScreenplayMohan Raja, Subha 
StoryMohan Raja, Subha 
MusicAnirudh Ravichander
Background scoreAnirudh Ravichander 
DialoguesMohan Raja, Subha 
EditingAnthony L. Ruben 
Art directionMuthuraj
Stunt choreographyBrindha, Shobi 
SingersAnirudh Ravichander, Bjorn Surrao, Jonita Gandhi, Neeti Mohan, Shakthishree Gopalan, Siddharth Mahadevan
LyricsKarky, Vivek, Viveka
PRORekha, Suresh Chandra

Velaikkaran,  ACTED BY SIVAKARTHIKEYAN with a huge EXPECTATIONS,  hits the theatres.  Is it living upto expectations? 

Velaikkaran doesn’t follow the commercial Tamil film template as usual. It tries to showcase maladies of commercialisation and marketing and sales driven world in a subtle but effective manner.

Velaikkaran gives a different meaning to that word, "all the workers - white collared or blue collared workers in companies are also shown as part and parcel of the lot."

Sivakarthikeyan working in a company who fights against food adulteration by leading food MNCs including the one that employs him. He is in the company of his sidekicks, played by RJ Balaji, Sathish and Robo Shankar, give us a few laughable moments now and then, but Raja is keen not to dilute the intensity in the script. This role is sure to open up more avenues for the actor who is largely looked up for his comedy.

Story is well thought of bit by bit before coming to dialogue stages. This film is one more positive  example that there is need for movies  to focus on social issues rather than just few incidents. The dialogues are extremely powerful and SK delivers them aptly. Watch out for the scene where the director relates MNC workers with local goons.

The way the MNC strategies are woven around an entertaining first half is where Raja scores his brownie points. However, the second half gets a little superficial and preachy.

The message part in the film also stands out and the element of socialism works to the film's advantage. The art work by Muthuraj looks unbleached and adds value to the script. Not an easy deal to recreate a slum set like the way he has done.

Ramji’s visuals provide the much-needed grandeur to a message-oriented script as such. The slum scenes have a natural and lively treatment, while the song sequences are a treat to the eyes.

Anirudh deserves a round of applause for consistently giving chart buster tracks and helping the film gain hype before release. Karuthavanlaam Galeejaam is one of the most popular tracks of the year and with the visuals, Ezhu Velaikkara could well climb up the charts. Unlike some other Anirudh films, the BGM here is not overpowering and suits the mood of the film. Two romantic numbers are, however positioned as a mere formality.

Sivakarthikeyan’s romance track with Nayanthara does not carry enough weightage as the script does not demand it, yet the ‘Lady Superstar’ is used pretty effectively and she fits the bill perfectly with her modern looks and subtle expressions.

Fahadh Faasil as we know is a very natural actor and one should say he has indeed made an admirable debut in Tamil and is the cynosure of all eyes whenever he is on screen. 

Apart from them, there are many experienced actors like Charlie, Rohini, Sneha and Vijay Vasanth, playing little roles in the overall scheme of things.

A welcome movie not only highlighting subtly the maladies of extreme profit oriented businesses but also it provides a starter solution that can be enacted by "Velaikkaran" - the workers in the companies.

We rate this film overall for its subject, story, dialogue, action, direction 4 out of 5  4/5




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