Vallakottai Review

Direction: A Venkatesh
Music: Dheena
Starcast: Arjun, Haripriya, Suresh, Vincent Asokan, ‘Ganja’ Karuppu

A rehash of Arjun’s and A Venkatesh’s past films is ‘Vallakottai’ to you. Hardly one could see a new attempt in this movie, which is a masala mix loaded with stunts, songs, sentiments and humour (?) in an overdose.

Even the getups Arjun don in the film are inspired by ‘Nayagan’ Kamal Haasan, ‘Krissh’ Hrrithik Roshan and ‘Pirates of the Carribean’ Johnny Depp. But still you can enjoy ‘Vallakottai’ if you are ready to least mind about logic and game for a commercial cocktail.

Vayuputhran aka Muthu (Arjun) comes out of the prison with a promise to his jailmate Bala (Prem) that he would take care of his ailing brother Sathish, who is about to undergo a surgery.

After visiting Sathish in the hospital, Muthu goes to Vallakottai (from where he gets an assignment) to earn money. His job is to surrender for the murder of Eswarapandian (Suresh), the jameen of Vallakottai, which is to be committed by Eswarapandian’s archrivals Nachiyar (Ashish Vidyarthi) and his brother Sethupathi (Vincent Asokan).

At Vallakottai, Muthu meets Anjali (Haripriya) and Veera Sangili (Ganja Karuppu). As scenes unfold, he falls for Anjali and also comes to know that Eswarapandian is harmless and Nachiyar is the one who is to be punished.Vallakottai-Movie-Review

Even as acting as a servant of Nachiyar, Muthu wears different getups in the name of Vayuputhran and teaches a lesson or two to the baddies. In the meantime, Bala gets released from prison and what follows is a twist.

Arjun proves that he is ‘action king’. His fit body and the stunts he do with the help of it are awesome. But all goes waste in a script is that is so weak. Haripriya is beautiful while ‘comedy attempts’ by Ganja Karuppu and Sathyan (as Giri, a friend of Muthu) go haywire.

Ashish Vidyarthi shouts well. But the credits go to the dubbing artiste. Vincent Asokan has little scope to perform. There are Vennira Aadai Murthy (as jailor Terror Thennarasu) and Livingston (as an advocate, who is the brother-in-law of the villain) in minuscule roles.

There is nothing much to say about music (by Dhina), cinematography and editing as everything when put together make one squirm on seat.

To sum it up, Vallakottai starts on a brisk note, loses fizzle as it progresses and ends as damp squib.

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