Ippadai Vellum review - Fails to deliver a coherent, riveting experience
In many ways feels half-baked and wanting
Thursday 9 November 2017
Udhay, Manjima, Daniel Balaji, RK Suresh, Soori
Director Gaurav Narayanan's Ippadai Vellum is an action packed thriller that fails to deliver a coherent, riveting experience.
The film opens in an Uttar Pradesh jail where Chotta (Daniel Balaji), the most wanted terrorist escapes from the prison to execute a serial bomb blast in Chennai city. Coincidentally on his way to Chennai, Chotta meet two strangers Madhu (Udhayanidhi Stalin) and Kulandhai (Soori), for whom life turns upside down, after that.
Madhu is all set to marry his longtime girlfriend Bhargavi (Manjima Mohan) and Kulandhai is planning to be with his pregnant wife but both are being chased by cops as they suspect them as Chotta's guys. What happens next?
The first half moves smoothly but post interval the film offers little by way of freshness or originality, instead piling up the clichés and reinforcing lazy stereotypes. Udhay in the lead role is subtle and convincing. For a change, Soori' s comedy is placed withing the narration and doesn't look forced (But the pissing and farting scenes were disgusting).
Manjima looks cute and has a good role as a smart girlfriend who helps the hero. Daniel Balaji as villian and RK Suresh as a police officer is ok. Richard M Nathan not only provides colorful visuals, his multiple angles and camera movements play a vital role. Imman 's background score and songs rightly support the film’s theme.
Overall, Ippadai Vellum, in many ways feels half-baked and wanting.
Ippadai Vellum review- Verdict : Average
Social Media reactions:
#Ippadivellum well shot & engaging!! Congrats @gauravnarayanan @Richardmnathan & team
Film Distributor TN @RangaSubramanim:
@gauravnarayanan potential as a director.. Once again proved. #IppadiVellum winner, fab writing, screenplay execution . Soori s timing comedy big plus. 3.25/5 . One of the best movie of the year.
Prashanth Rangaswamy @itisprashanth:
#IppadaiVellum interval - Sema engaging so far. Soori and Udhay combo has worked out well. Lot of work has went in to scripting. Easily udhay stalins best if second half goes the same way !!
#IppadaiVellum - a well executed racy action entertainer. Nicely done @gauravnarayanan @Udhaystalin @mohan_manjima @sooriofficial @RkSuresh7 @DanielBalaje and team @LycaProductions @rajumahalingam . Winner
En Uyir Suriyaa @suriya_my_god:
@Udhaystalin #IppadaiVellum watched with friends, good movie for ur carrier, good choice , do more movies like this ... @VettriTheatres @LycaProductions @mohan_manjima good role , luved ur bubbly face, @sooriofficial another hero
When you get producers like LYCA who can spend crores for a routine commercial film which has nothing new in the story or the way it is told, films like #IppadaiVellum happen. Kollywood, when are we gonna spend on good writing & not on paid reviews.?
Kaushik LM @LMKMovieManiac:
-An @Udhaystalin film with substance after Manithan
-@mohan_manjima's role is beyond just for love & songs
-@sooriofficial keeps the laughs in line with the story (enjoyable #Thala #Ajith Villain reference)
-Terror baddie @DanielBalaje just steals the show