Critic's Rating: 3/5
Monday 08 September 2014
Of late, most of Dileep?s comedies are loud and are plainly aimed at the galleries. Debutant director Sudheesh Sankar?s Villaali Veeran continues with the trend and packages all the ingredients required for a masala entertainer.
So the hero Siddharthan (Dileep) is the epitome of all virtues and has so many responsibilities to shoulder. He is funny and has a group of cronies, who are mandatorily dumb. The initial sequences are small comedy skits, the kind that we come across in those never ending comedy programmes on TV.
The chance encounters with Narmada (Namita Pramod), the daughter of a moneybags, happens as a parallel track. If that is not enough, there is a flashback romance with Aiswarya (Mythili), some dramatic episodes from the past, song n dance exercises at regular intervals and of course some action as well.
With a rather hotchpotch script and direction, the film look at best like those old style Telugu melodramas. The effort is to churn up a mass entertainer of that genre but this one lacks much fizz. Actually you start having some sympathy with the kind of hard work done to create some comic situations, which falls flat in the end. This one is not meant to be taken seriously but at 166 minutes; it?s not easy to sit through this one either.
Dileep has been the darling of the masses for several years now and the hero has done the role with much dedication. He comic timing is the only good thing about this one. Namita Pramod seems to be content doing the trademark heroine roles in hero oriented films.
Villaali Veeran gets some momentum in the second half, but is tailor made for those who enjoy silly brainless comedies. Now it?s your take!
Verdict: Lowbrow comedy
Time pass comedy entertainer
Average comedy entertainer
Decent rural family entertainer
Soubin Shahir and Mamta Mohandas shine in this conventional film