Chandi Veeran

Chandi Veeran Movie Review
– Lacks the Depth and Continuity

Director Sargunam got off to a good start with 'Kalavani' and 'Vaagai Sooda Vaa'. But, his last movie was 'Naiyaandi' which was really bad.

Chandi Veeran starring Atharva and Anandhi in the lead had a promising start with its trailers and photos. However, the movie doesn't deliver what it promised and tries to be everything at once.

Release date: 7 August 2015Genre: Action, Drama
Cast: Atharvaa, Anandhi, Lal, Ashvin Raja and many othersDirector: A. Sarkunam
Music Director: S. N. ArunagiriCinematography: P. G. Muthiah
Production Company: B StudiosDistributed by: Sri Green Productions
Running time: 115 MinutesCBFC Rating: 'U'

Quick Glance

What's great?

  • • Atharva's role is neat and he performs it with ease.

  • • Anandhi ideally matches the role of a village belle and looks fresh.

  • • Performance by Lal and other supporting actors is noteworthy.

  • • A strong social message about the importance of water
What's not?
  • • Many scenes abruptly ends

  • • A documentary feel prevails throughout the movie

  • • Completely unjustified climax which has nothing to do with the tempo built towards the interval

The story begins with Atharva in Singapore who comes back to his hometown to marry Anandhi. After plenty of time spent in romancing, he learns the issue of water scarcity in his neighboring village and tries to help his friend. But, Lal who leases the pond refuses to budge and organizes a mass attack which Atharva has to stop before it's too late.

The Cast

Atharva has a good physique and is comfortable with his emotions. At times, the slang he uses is tough to understand but his performance as a village youngster is memorable. Anandhi is equally strong and easily fits into the innocent rural beauty. Lalis a veteran actor and this is hardly anything to cater to his acting skills.

The Team

Director Sargunam should take credits if ChandiVeeran is bad because he's the leader of the team. The movie has a strong message but doesn't have strong action packed scenes or a climax. The love portions are decent but what Kamal Haasan delivered with 'Virumaandi' with almost a similar storyline could hardly be seen in this movie.

The second half is actually the climax that stretches for almost an hour and has multiple ends before one could come out of the theater. While we have to praise them for a genuine effort, creating a documentary out of it with village customs will easily bore most average movie goer.

Bottom line – A genuine message spoiled by a dull documentary-drama presentation style.

Certified Fresh – No!

Stars – 3.25/5

Chandi Veeran

Chandi Veeran Movie Posters

Chandi Veeran Tamil movie poster: Director Bala's B Studios Presents, Sargunam Directorial Atharva and Anandhi Starring Chandi Veeran movie Posters