Don’t assume this to be an exaggeration! It’s a fact and you’ll accept it after watching Veeram. It’s a complete entertainer from Ajith Kumar in new avatar. Director Siva and Ajith Kumar bring you an exclusive Pongal treat that will keep you engrossed from beginning till end.
What’s the story? Don’t break your heads. It’s very simple than you might have imagined – A man’s unconditional love and care for his younger brothers.
Set in backdrops of a down south village Ottan Chathram, we see Vinayagam (Ajith Kumar) and his brothers (Viddarth, Bala, Munish & Suhail) leading a happy life. The complete story involves their bonding with each and story takes a turn when the beautiful Kopperumdevi (Tamannah) comes into picture.
Let’s be clear – this is not a upgraded version of ‘Anandham’ or ‘Vaanathai Pola’. It is completely different and director Siva has done a smart work with his screenplay. His writing works a lot of magic to the film and to see Ajith Kumar in a different look and shade is a surprise element. The actor was strictly stuck in blazers and guns, but Veeram is a pleasant one. Obviously, the female audiences to his past few movies were lacking, but mark our words; this film will recall them to the theatres. Yes, there is no mass entry for Ajith Kumar, but few scenes like ‘Lorry Bid’ scene involving him and Pradeep Rawat is a mass factor.... The pre-interval action sequence over the top of train is tremendous and theatres thunder with applause and whistles. Tamannah makes a good comeback and she has more scope to perform, especially in the second half. Santhanam makes his best approach and unlike his other movies, where he makes fun of heroes, he remains silent here for Ajith. Viddarth and Bala get their equal share of performance while newcomers Munish and Suhail are a good entry. Appukutty amuses you vividly. Nasser’s character is best. Abhinaya, Suza Kumar and Manochitra as the sweethearts of Ajith’s brothers look pleasant.
The first half proceeds with a rapid pace and there are some light moments in the second half. The scenes involving Ajith and Tamannaah are done with neatness. Don’t forget to notice the story behind Ajith Kumar’s salt ‘n’ pepper hairstyle.
While the songs by Devi Sri Prasad are little disappointing, he has done a marvelous job with his background score, especially during the action sequences. Cinematography and editing are done apt for a commercial movie. There are little minuses in the film that include Ajith Kumar’s southern Tamil slang, which doesn’t suit him in few places. But overall, the film stands out as a promising treat to not just Ajith fans, but for all audiences.
Verdict: Don't miss this surprise from Ajith Kumar
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