VAALU Movie Review – An STR show in and out!


The big question is – is Vaalu a good watch in the theaters? The wait was really long and after a lot of hurdles it hit the screens.

If you love Ajith and Simbhu, Vaalu is a must watch because it has plenty of both actors even though the former is not part of the cast. The movie is loud, has unbelievable action scenes and plenty of Santhanam's comedy.

Release date: 14 August 2015Genre: Action, Comedy
Cast: Silambarasan, Hansika Motwani, Santhanam and many othersDirector: Vijay Chander
Written: Vijay ChanderMusic Director: Thaman
Cinematography: ShakthiEditor: T. S. Suresh
Production Company: NIC ArtsDistributed by:Chimbu Cine Arts (Tamilnadu), Ayngaran International (Worldwide)
Running time: 155 minutesCBFC Rating: 'U'

It is a pity that two movies that get released on the same weekend – Vaalu and VSOP has to rely on a comedy actor instead of story to be a hit but it's a bitter truth.

Quick Glance

What's great?

  • • Simbhu's energetic presence

  • • Hansika is good but it's time she lip syncs better

  • • Santhanam's amazing comical timing and one liners that tickle you

  • • A couple of good songs

What's not?
  • • Hardly new as the storyline is too old and quite boring

  • • No twists and turns

  • • Unwanted fight sequences, drinking and smoking that could have been avoided

  • • Too much of importance to Ajith that erases the identity that Simbhu has

Simbhu is a happy, jobless guy just like every Tamil cinema hero who loves Hansika. His job is to woo the girl who is supposed to marry a relative guy. The guy happens to be a local gangster and it's not easy to marry her without lot of fights with the villain, right?

The Cast

It's a Simbhu show all the way! The movie is dominated by Simbhu, Santhanam and VTV Ganesh which is what makes it enjoyable. Hansika does an annoying lip sync and doesn't speak Tamil ever. Someone please teach her to just sync properly or at least stop calling herself as an actor. The supporting cast is ok and there's also a menacing villain who has nothing to perform.

The Team

Director Vijay Chander didn't had a strong script when the movie started because it was based on Simbhu-Hansika's real love. Now, it's a thing of the past and it doesn't matter to the audience. However, the director does a good job with one liners that Simbhu utters. Santhanam's comedy is a savior of the movie in plenty of scenes while everything else is repetitive, designed to suit the Kollywood formula.

Bottom line – Forget all logic and engrossing storyline, you might enjoy it for STR's presence!

Certified Fresh – Yes!

Stars – 3.5/5

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