Cast: Sivakarthikeyan, Sathyaraj, Sri Divya, Soori, Sri Ranjini, Bindu Madhavi.
Production: P Madhan
Music: D. Imman
Siva Karthikeyan is a brand no doubt! Stepping into the league of biggies the actor faces the heat of sustaining tests and VVS will be it. Counting heavily on the quirky title of “Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam”, the movie primarily rides on the shoulders of Sathyaraj, Siva Karthikeyan and Soori. Siva is almost following the footsteps of yester year irony king Sathyaraj and seeing them together is a healthy sign for Kollywood.
As the title goes, the plot also unveils itself in a reasonably carefree way without big twists and turns. Sathyaraj’s sarcasm and poignant deliverance is the key to this movie through the introduction as “Sivananda” a man of power who considers status as the most important thing that has been passed through generations. Not far away is our Bose Pandi aka Siva Karthikeyan who roams around the town as the head of VVS with sidekick Parotta Soori.
The main and only agenda of the sangam appears to be loafing around and coming up with innovative giant size posters. But that’s not the end of it; they also help the society when it comes to righteous tasks. That said, the comedy is “OK” except that it is a horde of one liner from Soori and Siva.
So predictably the new girl in the town Sri Vidhya is the daughter of Sathyaraj and Siva falls for her after a brief run up of events.
As the two go about in the town with their hoardings and loafing, in a mix up of events, Bose Pandi brings the wrath of Sivananda in various occurrences. And it reaches the crux when he finds that his own daughter is in love with Bose Pandi, what happens is to watch and find out.
The film can be classified into three halves, where the first with Sathyaraj’s intro, then Siva’s light hearted USP of comedy and then at any cost don’t miss out the climax which is the trump card with Sathyaraj’s best entertainment. Ponraj has made the best use of him in the last twenty minutes and details of that would become a spoiler.
The good and the bad part:
Ponram has given a light hearted comedy flick, the ones that we usual find in Rajesh’s. The one liners and situational comedy is apt and the flick no doubt is a family entertainer of all sorts. The film’s biggest strength is Sathyaraj, and the climax alone is enough to show his strength. The man who has shifted gears towards character roles is doing a good job out of it. Siva again, it is a wonder to see this guy in yet another healthy fun movie. That said, there might be a feeling that his comedy is becoming routine and considering his growing fan club, he should start opting for variety in his comedy array.
Soori too is still trying to win our hearts with his USP of one liners, a far stretch however is apt for a sidekick comedian. Srividhya is a fresh breeze in K-Wood and sure to stay. She fits neatly into the role of a village girl. Ideally this film should’ve been a finger licking good jesting movie as it has all the elements of a laughter pack with Sathyaraj, Siva, Soori, Ponram and Rajesh penning the dialogues. However it does miss the bulls’ eye by a fair margin with the jokes and timing humdrum, funny yes but not lol funny.
Imman’s songs are sweet but they come at unexpected instances and out of nowhere. That said Ponram’s staircase of VVS leads up to a climax that is worth the watch. As a whole it would appear as an average comedy movie, with occasional amusement.