Veerame Vaagai Soodum Review
Veeramae Vaagai Soodum is a 2022 Indian Tamil-language action thriller directed by Thu Pa Saravanan and produced by Vishal Film Factory and Malik Streams Corporation. Yuvan Shankar Raja composed the music and background score. Kavin Raj and N. B. Srikanth handled cinematography and editing at the same time. R. N. R. Manohar, who died on November 17, 2021, from COVID-19 complications, appears in the film in a posthumous cameo. On February 4, 2022, it was released in theaters to poor reviews and a box-office disappointment.
Director: Thu Pa Saravanan
Writer: Thu Pa Saravanan
Producer: Vishal, Mohamed Zubair, Razik Ahamed
Starring: Vishal, Dimple Hayathi
Cinematography: Kavin Raj
Editor: N. B. Srikanth
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Porus (Vishal), a police aspirant from a middle-class family, sees his life flipped upside down after his sister's death. He sets out to discover who is responsible for his sister's death. He discovers that the influential person who committed the crime has also done several other murders.
Porus goes all-in, guns blazing, and starts connecting the many links to his goal. But he is aware that his journey would be dangerous. The remainder of the film follows Vishal as he seeks to defeat the all-powerful guy.
Vishal and action go hand in hand, so much so that it's difficult to tell which movie footage of the actor hitting some rowdies is from. In VVS, he adopts another essential topic of "walking the talk," no more being silent in the face of injustice, "Anniyayatha that kekanum," and so on. While the concept remains the same, a tried-and-true theme, the screenplay provides some relief with a cat-and-mouse game in which the hero chases after a strong man who hides behind many levels of goons.
Vishal is a future SI; he has completed his tests and is waiting to be enlisted in Khaki. However, he is already half the police force in his thoughts and actions. His life is turned upside down when an event involving his sister threatens the family's foundation. However, he has a caring sister and a typical middle-class affectionate family. Several events occur concurrently, and a girl in the area is harassed. A plant on the outskirts is in the news for harming the environment. All three occurrences overlap before the intermission, and the situations heat up rapidly; definitely a slap on the head for the filmmaker. The rest of the movie revolves around Vishal's honesty and desire to revenge on his sister.
With no noteworthy song sequences, filmmaker Saravanan could have kept the film short and sweet, but the chase game continues. Vishal is on the trail of a powerful ghost who wants to keep his hands clean and avoid participation. Still, things quickly spiral out of control, and the hero's path is set. Things get out of hand when too many coincidental difficulties intersect; Saravanan manages each occurrence adequately to set the stage for a hero preparing to wage an unknown battle; yet, in the lead-up, everything becomes a touch crazy. Vishal's character is respectable, an aspiring police officer with the heart of an average guy who says "NO" to injustice. He finds solace in his school crush Dimple and Yogi Babu's ranting humor. Love parts make no sense; better to avoid them than to scrape over them.
The director's plan to build an action film works; Vishal is ideal for this character. However, the mental process on paper may translate poorly to the screen. The action moments are intense, mainly because the bar fight is staged as a bomb. What doesn't work is the lengthy plot; Vihal pursues it even though we know where it all goes. Instead of the usual game, a few shocks would have been welcome. Yuvan's music is a significant letdown; no memorable theme or BGM was most likely hurried into this film. Dimple is attractive and promising, but she is little more than a charming heroine. Yogi Babu's jokes with cuss words and bashing have grown routine; nothing more than that for him at VVS.
The title accurately describes the film's premise; no complaints there; nevertheless, adding fascinating subplots may have made Veerama Vaagai Soodum more engaging.
Screenplay, Dialogues Direction
The story offers nothing fresh or shocking, taking us down a well-worn path. Predictability is a central theme in the film. We learn to anticipate the eventualities as we witness Raveena's character cope with a rowdy, and we are always aware and aware of the situation at the very end. The screenplay does not hold the viewer's attention because of the uninspiring writing and phony acting.
The concept is familiar, but Veeramae Vaagai Soodum may have captured us with solid packaging. Unfortunately, the same is true for a coin toss. The heroine's role performs just a few functions, and her removal from the film would make only a minor impact. Oh! The poorly written romance in the first few minutes adds to the suspense. The film is rather lengthy and might benefit from some cutting.
The pre-interval segment, which is nicely directed, is one of the film's few merits. There's enough drama going on to keep our interest. One wishes the film had more scenes in such an atmosphere in the second half.
In Hindi, the film was dubbed Saamanyudu in Telugu, Obba, and Kannada, Obba. It is slated for release on February 4, 2022. The film grossed barely 18 crores (US$2.3 million) in its first weekend. ZEE5 and Zee Tamil purchased the film's satellite and digital rights.
Critics gave the picture mixed reviews, praising the action sequences, cast performances, and background soundtrack while criticizing its predictability and characterization. Yuvan Shankar Raja's musical soundtrack strongly supports the picture, and he has worked hard to improve the film's attractiveness with his work. Kavin Raj's cinematography is strong, with colors that suit the picture's atmosphere. Srikanth NB's scissors may have been used better since we see multiple sequences with little purpose. Anl Arasu and Ravi Varma's raw and gritty stunt choreography is superb and deserves to be recognized.