Cast – Dhanush, Samyuktha, Samuthirakani, Sai Kumar, Tanikella Bharani, Narra Srinivas, Hyder Aadhi, Aadukalam Naren, Ilavarasu, Rajendran

Music – GV Prakash

Direction – Venky Atluri


Bala sir(Dhanush) is Junior Lecturer at Tirupathi Educational Institute (TEI). The college management adopts several government schools in the rural areas of Tamilnadu and sends Balu to Chozhavaram Govt school to teach the students. Balu, with the help of another teacher Meenakshi (Samyuktha), ensures that the local students come to school, study hard and pass out in flying colours.
This makes the TEI Chairman Tripathi (Samuthirakani) unhappy. He wants his private institutions earn more and he wants to ruin Bala’s future plans. Why did he spoil Balu’s plans? What did Balu do next?


Dhanush fits the role to T. His body language and dialogue delivery are flawless. Samyuktha too chip in well.
Samuthirakani is template baddie while the rest are there only to be there.
Venky Atluri seems to be inspired from many films in the past but works to a large extent due to the charming screen presence of Dhanush. Is it a tamil film or telugu film as almost all casting are almost are from telugu industry.
GV Prakash has once again scored well in BGM. There are few mass fight scene which are kept to satisfy the fans. But had he infused pace and freshness in the script, Vaathi could have been entertaining.


  • Dhanush’s performance
  • GV Prakash music
  • Subject matter is relevant


  • Execution
  • Several characters deserved better writing
  • Predictable storyline

Rating – 3/5