After delivering two very impressive films, Engaeyum Eppothum and Ivan Veramathiri, director M. Saravanan strikes back with Valiyavan. But unlike his previous film, there is very little to admire about this one. Valiyavan looks like a pilot episode of one of those gritty action-packed series that is willing to teach us something about determination. But with a vague plot, sluggish writing and a slow premise, the movie seems to be short of an engaging action-drama.
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