After the success of Paiyaa, Lingusamy's Vettai was eagerly anticipated especially with Arya and Madhavan in the leads.
Vettai is about a cowardly police SI, Thiru (Madhavan) being posted to Toothukudi where the cops are powerless to uphold law and order. Thiru enlists the help of his younger brother, Guru (Arya) to help him fight the criminals and the praises are showered on Thiru. When Thiru seizes the lorries belonging to Annachi (Ashutosh Rana) with the help of Guru, it ignites a battle between the dreaded gangster and the cowardly cop.
Meanwhile, there is Vasanthi (Sameera Reddy) who hates Guru after some unpleasant encounters. Vasanthi then gets married to Thiru and there is a cute romantic track between Vasanthi's sister, Jayanthi (Amala Paul) and Guru.
The first half of the movie is laced with comedy sequences while the second half onwards, it shifts to a racy action-thriller mode. Madhavan, back into action-oriented roles after a long time impresses. He shifts from a cowardly character to a rough cop with finesse. Arya, undoubtedly is the star of the film. His comic antics remind u of Boss from Boss Engira Bhaskaran. Sameera Reddy as the loud-mouthed Vasanthi is excellent while Amala Paul shines in a different avatar this time out. Ashutosh Rana as Annachi is just impressive in his Tamil debut. He reacts with aplomb and fights well too. Thambi Ramaiah and Nasser provide funny moments in the police station as Thiru's colleague and superior respectively. Lookout for special appearances by Raju Sundaram, art director Rajeevan and Lingusamy himself.
The technical strength of the film is surely the camera-work of Nirav Shah. Be it the songs or the action sequences, all of it were brilliantly shot. Yuvan Shankar Raja's songs are good with Thaiya Thakka and Katti Pudi stand out. The BGM is good and apt. Stunts by Silva is impressive while Anthony's editing maintains the pace of the film at a reasonable level.
Madhavan got his action avatar in Lingusamy's Run which was a massive hit and reprises that in Vettai in a toned-down scale. An action-hero avatar is looming for Arya. Vettai is a neatly-packaged entertainer by Lingusamy who makes films with different themes.
The story of two brothers, Thiru Murthy (Madhavan) and Guru Murthy (Aarya) who are poles apart in character. Their father was a constable but after his demise, Thiru takes on the same duty. Due to his lack of bravery, Thiru find it difficult to fight crime in his town. It is in these times that Guru who is not a cop steps up and assists his elder brother. As Guru wins many of his brother's battles with crime, the accolades are showered though on Thiru to an extent that he is promoted as the Superintendent of Police. The turning point in the story arises when Thiru is caught off guard and brutally thrashed. It now becomes imperative for Guru to build his brothers courage to face his fears and overcome them. This point onwards we see Thiru stand tall and brave and how he along with Guru tackle the villains who are out to hunt them down. Written by UTV Motion Pictures
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Jul 23, 2020 at 07:19 am