Monthly Archives: December 2017
Velaikaaran finds its foundation at Kolakaaran Kuppam where Arivu (Siva Karthikeyan) is keen to start a radio channel in the Kuppam to bring empowerment to the people living there. This becomes a Herculean task since this Kuppam and its people are in control of Kasi(Prakash Raj) who uses the Kuppam people as scapegoat for his illegal practices. When his attempts backfire, he decides get a job and mind his own way. He lands up as a sales executive in biggest company in the food industry , Saffron Pvt Ltd. There he meets Aadi(Fahadh Faasil) who teaches him the tricks of the trade. Slowly Arivu heirs people from the Kuppam into his company which brings him some peace. But his whole world changes when he finds out how his company is selling adulterated food and its own workers who are also the part of the consumers have no clue about. How Arivu brings these people to justice and enlightens the common consumer is the rest of the story.
Though the movie takes time to sink in with the actual plot, it keeps the audience engaged and turns the heat up in the second half and ends strong.This movie marks as an important film in Siva Karthikeyan’s career and he has given a decent performance , though he still has to do better in emotional scenes. Fahadh Faasil plays a key role in the film and he shares equal screen space as Siva Karthikeyan and dominates some scenes totally. Nayanthara has very little in the film , but does it neatly. Much was Expected from Mohan Raja after Thani Oruvan and he has proved once again that he can give pure and complete cinema keeping the common man in mind. Production value was top notch and art design by Muthuraj was great. Cinematography by Ramji flawless and precise from shot to shot.Kudos to the whole team. With logical discrepancies and wavy screen play, but presented well as a complete film. Velaikaaran gets 6/10
Movie starts in a stormy night , where a suspected terrorist Aruvi ( Adithi Balan) is interrogated by a the chief of anti terrorist wing. The whole place is filled with people associated with the Aruvi are also interrogated . At that point we are taken into the story of Aruvi from her childhood to the point where she has been pushed to by the society which his running behind money and lacks basic human values.
Debutant Arun Prabhu deserves a standing applause and truly appreciated for the brilliant story and executing this movie. Aditi Balan too deserves the best for her performance. Every aspect, the cast,screenplay, music and other technical departments were executed with care. Only cinematography was off balance in some sequences other than that the film for me is flawless. Aruvi makes you laugh and cry in the first half while the second half takes you into much heavier emotions . Aruvi deserves 10/10
Sathya (Sibi Sthyaraj) a businessman Australia leading very dull life, is surprised when he gets a claw from his ex – Swetha (Remya Nambeesan) from chennai asking for his help. He immediately leaves to Chennai to find her in near psychotic state after losing her child Riya by kidnapping. The worst thing is the law enforcement has closed the case and her husband to has also given hope. Sathya too makes inquiries , but it always ends to a dead end. Soon he finds out that the Riya is hallucination in Swetha’s mind, due to her trauma when she got car jacked. But Swetha is convinced that there is conspiracy behind this and everyone is lying, including her husband .How will Sathya solve this is the rest of the story.
Though Sathya is a remake, good performances and decent edit makes it good watch. The director manages to keep the audience at edge of their seat till the end, though the climax seems to be forced in duration. This performance makes it the best from Sibi Sathyaraj as for the rest of cast too gives a decent performance.Song and bgm were well made and keeps us engaged throughout. This thirller gets 5/10