Director Kannan is known to deliver family entertainers and he has attempted a similar genre in Vandhaan Vendraan too with a few more ingredients as garnishing that work mostly in favor of the film.
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In Vandhaan Vendraan, a product of Vaasan Visual Ventures, sibling rivalry and its ramifications form the epicenter which has been presented in a slightly different format. VV has many positives to sustain the audience’s interest but is not devoid of its foibles either. The screen play has been crafted fairly well and engages the viewer to a large extent.
The climax twist and its conceptualization are the highlight of the film which is sure to facilitate director Kannan’s entry into the list of promising film makers with potential.
Kannan’s characterization of Taapsee is good and it is refreshing to see that in VV, the heroine is not there just to color up the proceeding but has an appreciable screen space. Her practical outlook towards love is such a welcome change from the coy meek heroines we come across in most films.
There are quite a few scenes which catch your attention like the one where Jiiva and Santhanam mimic Nandha. It is also interesting to watch the sequence in which Taapsee takes the canine-fearing Jiiva through a narrow lane where a ferocious intimidating dog is waiting for them.
The wood house in Kerala and Nandha’s office in Mumbai stand out suggesting an aesthetic viewpoint. The costume designer’s work is appreciable and Taapsee’s costumes help in conveying her urban character.
Even though, VV does not provide enough fodder to showcase Jiiva’s histrionics, the actor sashays through his role quite effortlessly. VV is Taapsee’s second film in Tamil and she has utilized the opportunity to deliver it good. Her strong characterization is a plus and her natural genuine smile renders a relatable feel. Chinmayee’s voice is certainly a value addition to Taapsee’s character. Nandha as a man of grey shades is comfortable in his role and impresses with his underplay.
These days the appearance of Santhanam in the title card itself creates exhilaration and the comedian has not disappointed his fans. His scenes in the film are enjoyable and lively.
Thaman’s strains warrant mention and Anjana and Kanchanamala numbers stay with you long after you leave the theatre. But for these two numbers, other tracks impede the pace of the film. Muthiah’s camerawork is a veritable visual treat especially in the above numbers.
On the flipside, Kannan should have taken adequate care to prune a few songs that could have helped him render a taut product. Some of the action sequences seem to drag which causes restlessness in the audience. In a few occasions, the screenplay does tend to meander a little struggling to hit the right path.
When Taapsee decides to reciprocate Jiiva’s love, there is no emotion and is very flat. Nandha’s characterization is also ambiguous as he appears to sport a steely verve sometimes while in some other occasions he is shown as a man full of heart.
To sum it all, Kannan has done a fairly neat job and VV is likely to appeal to family audience as there are no cringe-worthy scenes or dialogues and the film is reasonably engaging.
Verdict: Fairly entertaining with an unexpected twist
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There could no be no apt title than 'Vandhaan Vendraan' for a Jiiva-starrer at this point of time. Even as the actor ruling the box-office with 'Ko', comes 'Vandhaan Vendraan', generating huge expectations due to reasons many.
Firstly, the film stars Jiiva, a reliable name among Tamil actors to look for quality entertainers. And it is directed by Kannan, a former associate of Mani Ratnam, who has built an image for himself with movies like 'Jayamkondan' and 'Kanden Kadhalai'.
Finally, this is the second film in Tamil for Tapsee, the 'Vellavi vechi velutha...' Punjabi girl, who won over the hearts of Tamil masses by beautifully playing the role of an Anglo Indian girl in Dhanush-starrer 'Aadukalam'.
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Produced by K S Srinivasan of Vasan Visual Ventures, the man behind 'Naan Kadavul' and 'Boss Engira Baskaran', 'Vandhaan Vendraan' has music by Thaman, whose music is also said to be one of the highlights of the film.
Jiiva , who plays a boxer in the movie, says, 'the script is simply amazing and has everything in it to impress the audience. All credits go to Kannan for beautifully conceiving and making the film. It is an entertainer with a difference.'
He adds: 'It is a interesting role, that of a professional boxer that I play in the movie. And, I underwent rigorous training for this. Also, with Santhanam around, there is no dearth of comedy'.
For 'Vandhaan Vendraan', Kannan shot for almost 22 days in Mumbai's sensitive areas like the Gateway of India and Taj Hotel. 'We were refused permission initially, as security was high in these areas where the terror attack of 2008 happened. But my script was conceived four years back, even before the incident, and I went out of my way to convince them.'
Kannan also clears the air by saying that 'Vandhan Vendran' is not a remake, but based on an original script penned by him. 'My maiden film Jayamkondan too is not inspired by any other movie. Only my second venture Kanden Kadhalai is the Tamil adaptation of Bollywood hit Jab We Met,' says the former associate of Mani Ratnam.
He adds: 'Though Jiiva is playing a boxer, it is just his profession in the movie and it doesn't have any crucial importance. The screenplay will be so different and I am hopeful that film-buffs would love watching Vandhaan Vendraan.'