Vedalam Movie Review – Tailor Made for Ajith Fans, No One Else
Director Siva had an outing with Ajith and his loving brothers in 'Veeram'. Now, it's time to focus on a sister's emotion similar to Pasamalar and through in a few action sequences with a highly predictable flashback, you get 'Vedalam'.
|Release date: 21 October 2015||Genre: Action|
|Cast: Ajith Kumar, Shruti Haasan, Lakshmi Menon, Ashwin Kakumanu, Soori, Kabir Duhan Singh, Rahul Dev, Thambi Ramaiah, Vidyullekha Raman, Kovai Sarala, Mansoor Ali Khan, Bala Saravanan, Swaminathan, Rajendran, Mayilswamy, Appukutty, Ramesh Thilak, Yogi Babu and many others||Written and Director by Siva|
|Music by Anirudh Ravichander||Cinematography Vetri|
|Edited by Ruben||Production company Shri Saairaam Creations|
|Running time 152 Minutes||CBFC Rating: 'U'|
|Language Tamil||Budget: ₹640 million (US$9.7 million)|
We are not sure whether it is Ajith who should be blamed for choosing a movie that literally has no story and rehashes similar scenes from hit films or the director who assumes the audience knows nothing with not even a pinch of common sense in many scenes.
- . Ajith's onscreen presence is as good as ever
- . Lakshmi Menon is good looking and fits the role of a sister
- . A strong cast of comedians
- . Aaluma Doluma song and the way they made it
- . Cinematography and a decent first half
- . The most boring aspects of every commercial movie is in
- . Too loud and nonsensical BGM by Anirudh
- . Villains and heroine Shruthi Haasan are treated like props
- . Slow motion scenes where Ajith keeps walking all the time
Ajith lands in Calcutta with his sister Lakshmi Menon and it is evident that they have a flashback. He shies away from fighting and acts like an innocent man – it's not Baasha even though the hero does have a backstory as a gangster in Chennai. All ends well once the villains are dead!The Cast
Ajith deserves a medal for being able to carry the movie all by himself. There are hardly any character to support him in the script and it is his visual charisma that makes the movie watchable. Shruthi Haasan is treated as a silly girl in love except for the song sequence which is well done. Lakshmi Menon is a good fit while Soori with Kovai Sarala and everyone else does a below average attempt in comedy.The Team
Cinematography by Vetri is good in bits and pieces while Anirudh is a big letdown this time. He delivered a single song but the background score is too loud and pains your ears. Director Siva didn't gave a blockbuster hit with Veeram and it is tough to understand why Ajith would hire him again, especially when he had no story.
Vedalam is very similar to Baasha and every other commercial movie, hit and flop ones from the past. The movie's first half is just ok while the second half drags to the core with too much of sentiment juiced up in every scene. There's a sentiment for mother, father, sister, family and every other relationship you could think of.
Bottom line – There's plenty of Ajith and his charisma for fans. Others may skip this one!
Certified Fresh – No!
Stars – 3/5