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Reviews 1-Oct-2011 2:34 PM IST Top 10 Cinema Comments

‘VEDI’ is an average action entertainer that lacks freshness in script and is bounded to trite and banal. Vishal’s new lease of life that was through ‘Avan Ivan’ seems to have been literally spoiled up here. Obviously an actor’s interest would be like going through different style of movies in their career and avoid stereotypical factors. But how does it sound like when the film becomes a collage of the actor’s previous movies. Sorry to say! ‘Vedi’ doesn’t stand out as stunning as the director’s previous shows and it’s a mere mediocre from director Prabhu Deva.

The choreographer-turned-director needs special mention for adding up some innovative quotients to the scripts, but it cannot become the major source of attraction for the audiences. The scenes are too clichéd and after a certain point, the film reminds of several others movies based on same story.

Balu (Vishal) has a reason to visit Kolkata and takes up a job as a sports trainer in a college and comes across Aishwarya (Poonam Kaur) residing in her house as tenant. Baanu (Sameera Reddy) has a very solid reason to fall in love with Balu Soon we have goons from Tuticorin landing up in Kolkata. A big surprise (not a joke, but really serious) arrives through the point of intermission followed by couple of flashbacks that reminiscences of several Arjun movies and more of cop movies.

Prabhakaran IPS – Enakku Bhayamna Enna Theriyaadhu. No Commitments…. The real identity of the protagonist is revealed bringing you the alternative ending of Sivaji Ganeshan-Savithiri’s ‘Paasamalar’ climax (All is well).

The first half of the movie is engaging with more fun, frolic, romance and songs. But it tests your patience to watch during second half.. How come a maker could conceptualize scenes that have already been watched infinite times over the screens. Some of the scenes have been picked from Ajay Devgn’s ‘Gangajal’ and Salman Khan ‘Dabangg’. Nothing special to mention about the performances as they are a repetition of the artists’ previous shows including heroine’s papa and a desolated widow of a deceased IAS officer (maybe she will soon hit a century playing such roles).

Vivek’s comedy tracks are just okay except few picks like ‘Kadhal Anukkal’. Vijay Anthony’s musical score is good and engrossing.

‘Vedi’ doesn’t serve at its best treat and may become a hit in rural and suburban areas.

What works: Vishal’s look, Music, few action sequences

What doesn’t: Almost everything except ‘What works’ factors.

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Production: Sun Pictures, GK Film Corporation

Direction: Prabhu Deva

Star-casts: Vishal, Sameera Reddy, Vivek, Poonam Kaur, Shayaji Shinde and others

Music: Vijay Anthony

Review by Richard Mahesh

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