Movie : Veedinthe
Banner: PVP Ventures
Cast: Vikram, K Vishwanath, Deeksha Seth, Pradeep Rawath, Shriya, Reemma Sen and others
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematographer: R. Madhi
Editor: Kasi Viswanathan
Story, screenplay, director: Suseenthiran
Producer: Prasad V Potluri
Release date: 30/12/2011
Rating : 2.25/5
Hero Vikram has come up with a typical mass masala role this time and he has the veteran icon K Vishwanath for company. Let us see how the film goes..
Fire Shankar (Vikram) works as a fighter in the film industry and his dream is to become a big villain. He is assisted by his group of fighters.
One day, he comes across an old man Dakshinamurthy (K Vishwanath) who is being chased by goons. The reason for that is Dakshinamurthy’s property which has an orphanage. The noted minister Ranganayaki alias Akka (Sana) has got her eyes on the property and she lures Dakshinamoorthy’s son (Avinash) to get that. Shankar gives shelter to Dakshinamurthy and protects him.
However, Akka is searching frantically for Dakshinamurthy and Shankar decides to put an end to all this. How that happens forms the rest of the story.
Performances of Artists –Vikram has come up with a versatile performance. He is seen nearly in twenty getups and all of them sit on him very well. He is a gifted actor and should fall in the hands of the right directors.
Deeksha Seth was there to fill the romance track and provide the required glamour. Though she has not indulged in any skin show, she has an elegant charm which cannot be missed.
K Vishwanath was wonderful. Despite his age and physical condition, he gives an energetic performance and his act in the first half is really commendable.
Sana comes as a surprise revelation. She has a meaty role as the lead villain and performs it in the right manner. Despite all her negative shades, her sensuousness is something of a treat to the audience.
Pradeep Rawath was brief but good. Thambi Ramaiah was upto the mark. Aruldoss brought few smiles. Avinash was apt. Saloni appeals with her item song. The song involving Shriya and Reemma Sen was below average. Others didn’t have much to offer.
- Vikram performanc
- Background score
- Fight sequence between Vikram and Pradeep Rawath
- Second half
- Weak screenplay
- Predictable storyline
- Low emotional voltage
- First halfis weak
- Music and Songs
Whenever a film starring Vikram comes, the expectations are high. Given his versatility and immense talent he possesses, the audience wants to see variety and larger than life concepts from him. So when he comes across as a regular mass hero, the attempt doesn’t really work. That’s what happened here.
Moreover, it was the ineffective handling of the script which could not get the audience to connect to the plot. As usual, there was the nativity factor missing.
The film suffered in the comedy and romance department as well.
Overall, it was made on a formula with no innovation. At the box office, this might appeal to the frontbenchers who seek few fights, some punch lines etc. but success is highly doubtful.
Bottomline: Good thought, below average execution