Critic's Rating: 17/5
Friday 26 December 2014
Vikram Prabhu, Sri Divya, Soori, John Vijay
After Manam Kothi Paravai and Desingu Raja, director Ezhil is once again back with a rural comedy entertainer. For a change Vikram Prabhu who has done urban action entertainers so far is the protagonist and the unique factor about the film ends here.
Police Pandi (Soori) and Murugan (Vikram Prabhu) borrows money from Vatti Varadhan (John Vijay) in order to invest in real estate business but to their bad luck the broker cheat them by selling a burial ground. Heavily boozed Pandi and Murugan calls John Vijay thinking that the number belongs to the fake broker and sleaze him. Now both Soori and Vikram are detained by John Vijay.
Mean time, Vikram falls in love with Yamuna (Sri Divya) who is soon to be married by John Vijay. Initially Murugan thinks that Yamuna is John Vijay?s sister but at one point of time he comes to know the truth. Yamuna is opposed to this wedding and she is finding ways to escape out of the house. The rest of the story tells us whether Vikram Prabhu marries Sri Divya or not?
As you read the plot, the film offers nothing new and it is definitely not in the lines of new age cinema, perhaps the director has targeted the masses alone. The film?s only plus point is Soori who brings the roof down in few sequences and Vikram Prabhu has done a decent job in his debut comic role. Sri Divya looks beautiful and continues exactly where she left in Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam. Just like any of his film, John Vijay has been entrusted with a typical comic-villain role.
The problem with Vellaikara Durai is that the actors try too hard to be funny but the writing does not offer anything new. The song placement act as a huge hurdle for the film?s flow. As the story is old as the hill, the director could have concentrated more on comedy and music but sadly it doesn't happen.
Overall, it is an average comedy entertainer which might appeal to audience who never expect logic but only mindless comedies.