Veeram is the latest Ajith starrer, which has jumped into the Pongal race with another big movie Jilla starring actor Vijay. Veeram has been directed by director Siva, who earlier directed Siruthai. Veeram has actor Ajith Kumar in a different rural avatar in which he wears traditional Veshti and Shirt throughout the movie except in songs. Veeram is also the first movie in which Ajith Kumar stars in a non anti hero role in his salt and pepper look.
Vinayagam (Ajith Kumar) and his four brothers hate wrong doing to the core and punish the wrong doers of his village in their own style, which becomes illegal at times. Koperundevi (Tamannaah) is a painter. She is asked by Vinayagam’s four brothers to paint idols near their home. They intend to get his elder brother Vinayagam to fall for Koperundevi. However, Vinayagam is not in favor of his marriage anytime. The resolute changes after a special circumstance which makes Vinayagam fall in love with Koperundevi. However, her father (Nasser) is a Gandhian and hates violence, which eventually makes him hate Vinayagam and his brothers. What happens to Vinayagam’s love? Will the wrongdoers of village allow him to be patient and kind?
Director Siva showed us that he believes in commercial potboilers in his movie Siruthai. He has repeated his belief in Veeram. The first half of the Veeram offers you everything. You get to watch heroics, love, sentiments, comedy and loud sound in the name of music. Especially, the train fight sequence will excite the Thala fans to the core. However, there seems to be no chemistry between Ajith and Tamannaah in songs.
The second half of the Veeram has an overflow of sentiments but still would work well with Thala fans and family audiences too. The editing could have been a bit tight for second half. Devi Sri Prasad’s music does no wonders in songs and behind the scenes.
Actor Ajith Kumar’s ultimate screen presence, Tamannaah’s petite beauty, Santhanam and Thambi Ramaiah’s comedy, director Siva’s mixture of commercial elements make the tried and tested story thoroughly enjoyable for Ajith fans. The movie might get the nod of family cinema goers too at least in B and C centers!