Production- Hand made Films|PVP Cinema
Cinematography- Shakthi|Richard M. Nathan
Editing- Sai Kant
Sound Mix- Dolby Digital|Datasat
Original Music by- Siddarth Vipin
Cast- Santhanam,Ashna Zaveri,Mirchi Senthil,Nagineedu,Ravi Prakash,VTV Ganesh,Swarnamalya,Rajakumaran,Sugunthan & Siddharth Vipin.
Vallavanukku Pullum Aayudham….This is a remake of the successful Telugu comedy film “Maryada Ramanna” directed by S. S. Rajamouli. The tamil version is directed by Srinath, as far as the story goes it’s the same but slightly modified for Tamil audience. One new thing we will be seeing on the big screen is Santhanam donning the lead role. The movie travels at a great pace in the first half but gets little draggy in the second which later picks up in the end. Srinath has made sure that the audience accept Santhanam in the lead.
We have always seen him as a supporting actor and a great comedian, which is why it was little hard to picture him in the lead but he did not leave any room for errors, his hard work is clearly shown in action scenes and choreography, there are few moves which you can’t help but applaud. His intro song was shot well and it seemed like they were mocking Ranveer Singh from “Raam-Leela” but a good one. The lady love in the flick played by Ashna Zaveri did what was required of, the rest of the cast gelled well with the script. Nagineedu as Singaraayor requires a special mention as his screen presence was dynamic.
The music by Siddarth Vipin was decent nothing to boast about, the background score was racy. Camera was handled well by Shakthi & Richard M. Nathan. There were too many heroic scenes just to establish him as a mass hero, which could have been cropped a bit. Even though there are quite a few pitfalls in the movie, Santhanam covers it with his slapstick comedy. The punchlines were well written and it actually sets the Hero atmosphere around Santhanam. The best one is when he dishes one about Chennai city which was simple and to the point.
Santhanam have been the master of gags turns Hero with this one, and did a fine job. Don’t compare this with the original, get the ticket grab a combo meal, sit back and enjoy this mindless comedy.
+’s- Santhanam’s performance.
-‘s- Draggy screenplay in the second half.