One of this season’s most-awaited movie is Veeram. This was touted to satiate the hunger for all Ajith fans since he’s appeared in a totally new avatar. It’s not I-am-the-angry-hero film, but rather I-am-the protector taking a revenge for somebody else for a change film.
Veeram, as the title suggests, has the high amount of action. The story is old, a revenge-drama with a consistent and engaging plot. Vinayakam, a local Robinhood kind of goon (Ajith) and his brothers, stay in a house with chickens and goats and practically a live farm. Ajith’s brothers decide to set him up with Kopuramdevi (Tamannah) in order to convince Ajith to accept their secret affair. Ajith and Tamannah fall in love, everything goes well till the villain (Atul Kulkarni) decides to take revenge on Tamannah’s father played by Nassar, ofcourse he is oblivious to the lament going around him.
The story is a revenge drama with high amounts of drama and punchy dialogues. All this could’ve gone wrong and over the top, but Director Siva does a compelling job by delivering a balanced film. He has eschewed melodrama in the treatment of his film. Santanam and Thambi Ramaiya serve justice to the characterand their comic sequence will leave you in splits. Tamannah is radiant with the right expressions. But it’s difficult to understand how she wears a neatly-ironed saree all the time, without so much as a wrinkle on the saree even in the action sequences. Needless to say, Atul Kulkarni gives a good performance but in some portions there is mismatched lip sync. Pradeep Rawat’s unusual characterization is a highlight. Editing is crisp and neat, but the music is a let down except in scenes where Ajith appears. Ajith stuns in the action sequence, and his comic timing is superb. He carries himself with elan in the veshti . This movie is exclusively a MASS family entertainer. A whole lot different from the recent anti-hero subjects Ajith has done in the recent past. He is the one man army, all in all, a good Samaritan.