Production: Sun Pictures, GK Film Corporation
Direction: Prabhu Deva
Star-casts: Vishal, Sameera Reddy, Vivek, Poonam Kaur and others
Music: Vijay Anthony
A remake of super-hit Telugu movie ‘Souryam’ starring Gopichand and Anushka in lead roles. The film was directed by cinematographer-turned-filmmaker Siva, who made his debut directorial in Tamil film industry with the film ‘Siruthai’. The film has Vishal enacting the role of a cop for the second time and this is Sameera Reddy‘s fourth film in Kollywood. Vivek after making huge waves of comedy show in ‘Mapillai’ is back here with Vedi. Shayaji Shinde performs the negative role. Vijay Anthony has scored music for the film.
The story of Vedi is so simple with some twists in the tale. Prabhakaran travels all the way from Tuticorin to Kolkata for a specific reason. Over there, he joins a college as sports instructor and gets into the company of Aishwarya (Poonam Kaur of ‘Nenjirukkum Varai’ and ‘Payanam’ fame) and develops friendship with Sameera Reddy. Meanwhile, there is a group of roughnecks looking out for Prabhakaran, who are lead by the son of Eswara Pandian (Shayaji Shinde). During a criticial juncture, when Aishwarya is attacked by those goons, Prabhakaran smashes them down and a big secret is revealed with a flashback.
What does an actor require while performing the role of a police officer? A tough look, gigantic body mannerism, etc, etc… Vishal had possessed the same looks while he played the police officer role in Sathyam. But it didn’t work out well and now we are surprised to see him getting the same role done with excellence. It must be because of the hard work and lots of training underwent with director Bala. Sameera Reddy looks beautiful in the film, but doesn’t suit well to the traditional costume for the song ‘Ichu Ichu’.
Vivek and his comedy tracks offer good treat for the audiences. The film is taken by a lengthy duration during second half due to big flashbacks and other scenes are some little minuses. But it is trivialized by the entertainment quotients.
Vijay Anthony has given some good songs. The opening song ‘Kadhalikkum Pen’ is a peppy number while the item track ‘Naan Bombay Ponnu’ is a tremendous treat for the frontbenchers.
On the whole, ‘Vedi’ is a movie that is entertaining in parts and it will surely gain the interests of audiences and will make through good collections.