Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam is a 2013 Tamil comedy film directed by Ponram, a former associate of M Rajesh and SA Chandrasekhar.
It stars Sivakarthikeyan, Sathyaraj and Sri Divya. The film was produced by Escape Artist Motion Pictures and has music by D. Imman.
Rajesh wrote the dialogues for the film. It was filmed in Theni, Tiruchi and Chennai.
Movie: Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam
Directed by Ponram
Produced by P. Madhan
Screenplay: Ponram, M. Rajesh (dialogues)
Star Cast: Sivakarthikeyan as Bosepandi, Sathyaraj as Sivanandi, Soori as Koodi, Sri Divya as Lathapandi, Rajendran, Sri Ranjini, Bindu Madhavi
Music: D. Imman
Editing: Vivek Harshan
Studio: Escape Artists Motion Pictures
Comedies have created a heavy impression on majority of the film buffs recently and VVS is yet another film which have timely arrived to capitalize on it confidently. With perfect casting of Sivakarthigeyan, Sathyaraj and Soori, VVS have already craved a nice niche seamlessly with aggressively tactical marketing. However, mastering the pre-talks is a one thing but delivering its promise is another. So will VVS able to emerge as another winning comedy of the year?
Bosepandi (Sivakarthikeyan) and Kodi (Soori) the infamous duo, in the name of running a ‘Sangam’ (union) to expedite the laze of the carefree young lads, create a hassle across the village garnering the gripes of many. In midst of this, Bosepandi falls in love with the daughter of Sivanandi (Sathyaraj), a menacing village head, who is strongly against the idea of love marriage for his daughters as he considers that as an insult.
As far as the premise looks dead serious in paper, it is nowhere near it as VVS takes us through a completely witty path to present the clash between the two sides.
Story – Screenplay
VVS, as a romantic comedy establishes it’s spoofy approach once it cuts to the flashback at the first act and presents even the most serious events in a laid-back manner. Rajesh’s dialogues as expected, takes the limelight here with innovation sprinkled on it throughout. ‘Deedikation’ (Dedication), ‘Domato’ (Tomato) are just few examples of the intelligently placed dialogues for Soori which naturally fits the bill.
Like any other Rajesh’s film, VVS has a wafer thin screenplay and lanes along on the path of sporadic comedy, which only works well because of the perfect casting picked by director Ponram. Despite not having humungous twists and turns of event, VVS should be savored for keeping the entertainment quotient intact through its jubilant attitude. The underlying message about how senseless raw talks could influence the decisions on love marriages by the parents, especially in villages, is definitely noteworthy.
On the flipside, the second half literally stays stagnant for sometime before picking up at the pre-climax and ending off with a series of magnificently laced rib-tickling scenes at the climax.
In short, VVS can be labeled as a village based, ‘OkOk’ which tags along with a subtle message.
Casting & Performance
Sivakarthikeyan is one upcoming bankable actor who knows how to capitalize on his strength in order to shine is way through the competitive world of stardom. He continues where he left from Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga but shows immense improvement, especially in dance and romance. As a performer he is showing maturity in each movie and VVS is no exception. No doubt, this film will boost his career further as a bankable star.
Sri Divya looks like a good find as she does her role effectively well scoring high on the emoting factor. In addition, she also does compliment well in the comedic episodes with Siva. Soori on the other hand displays sparkling chemistry with Siva and paves his way easily through his excellent charisma, to secure a prominent place at the major league of comedians in Kollywood.
Last but definitely not the least, is the ever-jesting Sathyaraj who gives a different colour to the film with his excellent flair of natural comedy, especially at the end. Be it the hectic episode on his missing gun or the cheeky revelation of his true personality at the climax, he scores every millisecond of it.
Not forgetting his sidekicks who provide comic relief through their eccentrically aggressive comments about Bosepandi.
Technically VVS sparkles very well, deservingly.
Cinematographer Balasubramium paints his images with such rich tones of colours gelling excellently with the mood of the film. Vasuki Baskar‘s choices of costumes and colours, really aids to attain the ‘colourful’ effect visually too.
Editor Vivek Harshan’s fast cuts bring the film forward without any jarring lags except ‘Indha Poonungale’ song that somehow dampens the second half’s pace.
Lastly, D.Imman’s soulful music adds to the strength of the film. The captivating title song, impertinently impressive ‘Oodha colouru’ and the uplifting melody, ‘Paarkathe’ satisfy both the frontbenchers and music lovers.
Despite its sporadic nature, VVS manages to provide concrete entertainment through its bright treatment, perfect casting and timely placed wisecracks.
Verdict : Solid entertainment guaranteed