|Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam|
|Sivakarthikeyan, Sri Divya, Suri|
Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam (VVS) is a jolly good fun ride. The laugh-spinning line-up of Sivakarthikeyan, Soori and Sathyaraj makes it enjoyable to the hilt.
What works big-time for the film are the dialogues of Rajesh M, the most successful comedy director in Kollywood today and debutant director Ponram’s packaging. Their job is to tickle the audience’s funny bone.
The story is wafer thin and can be written in one page. Bosepandi (Sivakarthikeyan) is a jolly good fellow in a small village who runs a club for youngsters mainly loafers! He locks horn with the highly egoistic and arrogant village chief Sivanandi (Sathyaraj) over the running of the local festival leading to friction. And its total bedlam when Bose falls for Sivanadi’s daughter (Sri Divya)!
VVS is able to keep you engrossed for 2 hours and 38 minutes only because of the gags and the perfect casting. Sivakarthikeyan is terrific as Bosepandi because he makes this yarn look so believable on screen with his body language, eyes and dialogue delivery.
Soori plays his friend to perfection with his easy laid back role in a rural setting. Sri Divya is pretty and is apt with her girl-next door looks and Bindu Madhavi in a cameo is the scene stealer as the teacher.
And finally director Ponram smartly puts the most solid of actors , Sathyaraj at the heart of this slapstick madness. He is able to convey toughness and at the same time has impeccable comic timing. The climax twist is one of the highlights of the film.
One of the major plus of the film is D Imman’s music which blends perfectly with the rural theme of the film. “Oodha Color Ribbon…” is the pick of the lot while “Paarkathey…” is also a lovely melody. Balasubramaniyam’s camera gives it the rural Theni feel. On the downside there is no story, just a couple of gags and funny situations put together and could have been trimmed.
Ponram through VVS follows the comedy template set by his guru Rajesh and blends them with his hero Sivakarthikeyan’s image. Add D Imman’s peppy melodies with a rural touch and you get a mass comedy entertainer. Escape Artists Motion Pictures, the producers of VVS had promised in their promotions that it is a laugh riot, and they have delivered big time.
Verdict - Enjoyable fun ride