Vedalam – Full – Movie – Template
Vedalam (English: Phantom) is a 2015 Indian Tamil action-masala film written and directed by Siva, and produced by S. Aishwarya. Ajith Kumar and Shruti Haasan play the lead roles, with Lakshmi Menon, Ashwin Kakumanu, and Kabir Duhan Singh among others, appearing in supporting roles. Anirudh Ravichander composed the film’s music and background score, while Vetri and Ruben were the film’s cinematographer and editor respectively. The film began production in April 2015 and was released on 10 November 2015, coinciding with Diwali.
Ganesh, a taxi driver and his sister try to settle down in Kolkata where she has enrolled for a course to hone her artistic skills. Unknown to his sister, Ganesh’s hidden past and that of his sister comes to light when he goes up against an international human trafficking syndicate. The syndicate discovers that its not just a mere co incidence.
The Movie follows Revenge Masala Movie template used in numerous Tamil movies where an innocent looking common man is shown to be living dichotomous life. Heroine falls in love impressed with the good side of hero but then she discovers the other side and we are told in flashback the reason behind his merciless killing of villains. So in terms of Story it has nothing new to say and there is no novelty in terms of presentation or story telling either.
Best part of movie is Ajith himself who is just flawless in his portrayal of a simpleton with an honest and innocent smile. The way his expression transforms from that of a gullible innocent chap to rowdy cunningly street smart man is the highlight of his performance. In flashback scenes as Rowdy emotionless goon also he is very good. This is my first movie of Ajith and I am mighty impressed with his acting skills.
Shruthi Hassan has not much role to play except being a buffoon to bring in comic relief. Along with her is comedian Soori whose scenes mostly fall flat. Lakshmi Menon as Ajith’s sister is good. Rest of the actors as in most of the Tamil movies are overacting most of the times. Rahul Dev and other villains are decent to good in their roles of being mighty villains for others but when faced with almighty hero they appear too small to even challenge him.
Movie is fast paced but the action scenes are way over the top. There are some good comic scenes and then there are jokes that fall flat. There are scenes where the director is able to create tension or thrill like the scene where Lakshmi Menon helps Rahul Dev in tracking killer of his brother – Ajith and the climax. Background music is good at places and at some places it gets too loud.
If you are in mood of watching a typical Indian potboiler or are a die hard Ajith fan this is good watch else avoidable