Velainu Vandhutta Vellaikaaran (VVV) is the latest film from the stables of Ezhil who gave us classics such as Thulladha Manamum Thullum, Pennin Manathai Thottu and many more. Starring Vishnu Vishal and Nikki Galrani, the cast also includes Soori, Robo Shankar, Aadukalam Naren, Ravi Mariya among many more known faces.
This film also marks the debut of Vishnu Vishal as a producer and along with director Ezhil and Rajan Natraj they’ve given us VVV. Distributed by Fox Star Studios, VVV has C.Sathya on-board as its Music director and cinematography by Shakthi.
VVV is the story of a happy-go-lucky-guy Vishnu who’s a close aide of MLA Robo Shankar. Unsurprisingly, he falls in love with Nikki, who wishes to become a cop. On the other hand, a bunch of politicians fight it out to get their hands on a treasure left over by a political leader. How the two sub-plots converge and if Vishal gets the hand of his love forms the crux of VVV.
Ezhil has a proven track record with the rural comedy genre and he has played it safe with yet another film to fill that list. Comedy takes the front seat in this flick and stands upfront even before the leads and the story itself. The film is very predictable thanks to the tried and tested path the director decided to tread upon.
There aren’t any performance oriented roles for the cast but they look comfortable with their casual characters. Vishnu looks perfect in his role and Nikki, as the heroine, has grabbed a part which travels through the film, a rare phenomenon in a commercial flick. Robo Shankar’s performance and Soori’s tag as ‘Pushpa purushan’ are some of the enjoyable sketches. Though not all might find a liking towards it, there are enough instances which warrants a chuckle. Robo Shankar’s story telling during the climax is sure to bring down the roof with laughter. The comical duo are the backbone of this film and they make it an enjoyable watch. Supporting artists have done a splendid job and Ravi Mariya along with his gang deserve a special mention.
Songs come as rather a hindrance to the story flow and C.Sathya’s music is passable. Shakthi’s cinematography is really good and the colorful costumes and sets have given him the liberty to play around with the hues, which he has done well. Action sequences look forced into the script just for the sake of it and they aren’t enjoyable either.
Even with a not-so-long run time, VVV feels draggy, especially at the first half but the constant array of comical one liners and slapstick humor during climax makes VVV amusing.
Overall, Velainu Vandhutta Vellaikaaran is a laughable entertainer that almost succeeds in what it aims to be.