Assuming a police officer as a role model Vijay wishes to become one. The troubles and problems he faces in the process take him on the ‘Vettaikaran’ route which forms the story of the film. Aspiring to make not only the story of the film like that of M.G.R.’s, but the screenplay too, they must have had elaborate discussions. The result is not bright and shiny but dim like A.V.M.’s logo in the posters.
Taking classes to the professor on the first day in the college sounds too much. There are several part time occupations which will allow you to study these days. But driving auto like the role model is only to bait that kind of people.
Meeting the heroine in the railway station just for some seconds he finds her bangle in his hand. It ought to be returned what be the circumstances. The hero sentiment makes him keep it as a souvenir as if he has been in love with her since he was young.
It is the villain who usually roars in films. But when Vijay bellows ‘vere vere’ he scares you. The scene where he smuggles the encounter file from the station of Sayaji Shinde who is in the pocket of politicians and gangsters is the super comedy of 2009. Salim Ghous has set a new trend as a silent villain. With a broad face villain Ravishankar’s bawling ‘Vaada vaada’ will make children go insane. ‘Vettaikaran’ team is delighted in making comedians out of journalists.
With a ‘wow figure it seems Anushka has volunteered to be available for song sequences. Isn’t it absolutely cheating to find Vijay in a police officer’s dress including a badge at her house? Which superior officer made a school drop out wear the police officer’s dress?
Sathyan’s murder really makes you feed bad. Where is the logic in having left the pontificating Vijay who enters the villain’s place unharmed and searching for Sathyan only to muder him? Having made his son Sanjay dance for just 4 lines of a song, Vijay has handled the anointing of a hair neatly.
Just to glorify heroism there are two songs like ‘naan adicha thaangamaatte’ and ‘puli urumudhu’. Songs like ‘en uchimandayil’ and chinna thamarai are enjoyable. For all his good work Vijay Antony can change his name into Viajy Orchestra. Kanal kannan’s stunt scenes are just mediocre.
Gopinath’s cinematography is good in song sequences. He has framed shots as if they are specially chosen for Vijay’s films. But having trusted him poor Babu Sivan has been left in the lurch. However high the TV channels are holding the film, distributors won’t sleep not just for 4 months, but they won’t sleep for 4 years.