If Tamil film star Vijay had any shame at all, he’d lash himself till he bleeds out of every pore of his dark-skinned body and then nail his frame to a wooden metal cross.
That would be a fitting Prayaschit (atonement) for the Judas act of loosening his bowels and raining this dysentery a.k.a. Vettaikaran upon Tamil movie fans.
Depraved Shit Before Sura
Say what you will, we’re convinced Vijay a.k.a. Punnaku Pandi is the worthy inheritor of Marquis de Sade‘s mantle since Vettaikaran is a lengthy piece of sadistic nonsense from the get-go with nary a moment’s pause.
The nonsense in Vettaikaran starts right at the outset when we see our 36-year-old ‘young general’ Vijay playing the part of a 12th standard school student ‘Police Ravi’ and flogging asinine dialogs like:
Nanga aella ninaicha mudipom, mudikaerradhathan naennapom.
Guess, we’ve to be grateful Vijay was not cast in the role of a baby hanging on to mama’s teats!
And such stupid shit is only the beginning of this mind-blowing garbage where ‘Police Ravi’ models himself upon a super-cop and ‘encounter’ specialist Devaraj.
Our hero ‘Police Ravi’ soon graduates to sillier dialogs like anniki sonnadhu innikum, inniki sonnadhuthan yennikum and joins a college in the big city while driving an auto like his idol Devaraj in his younger days.
When his goal of becoming an police officer like Devaraj is thwarted by the villain Vedanayagam (Salim Ghouse) and his cartoon of a son Chellam (Sai Kumar), the insanity on the screen increases manifold till it becomes unbearable.
Sanjay Shinde as the corrupt policeman Kattaboman adds to the misery quotient with his simian antics.
The fight scenes in Vettaikaran are intolerable, even by Vijay’s lowly standards or lack of it.
Not Music, An Affront
Like most films featuring our Punnaku Pandi, Vettaikaran’s music too is a ceaseless affront to viewers.
From the first Naa adicha thangamatae to Puli Urumudhu, Chinna Thamarai and the other numbers, the songs and their boring picturization add to the viewers’ suffering.
Chinna Thamarai is the most irritating with Vijay in a weird ponytail and his hair dyed brown.
Sadly, Vijay’s co-star Anushka does not have much of a role in the movie.
Alas, we’d have liked to ogle more at this well filled out babe.
More Pain Ahead
To think that Vettaikaran is only Vijay’s 49th film and the bozo likely will continue his oppressive antics on fans for another three decades is to say the least extremely dispiriting.
All in all, Vettaikaran is rotten as hell but par for the course from the augean sewers that we commonly refer to as Kollywood.
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Kuruvi Review – Nonstop Nonsense
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