Reviewer's Summary - Average|
Actors: Pasupathy, Bharat, Bhavana, Shreya Reddy, Priyanka
Director: Vasanta Balan
Music: G.V. Prakash Kumar
Written by: Vasanta Balan
It's Pasupathy's awe inspiring performance that rescues Veyyil from the dungheap of Tamil movies.
Easily one of the finest actors in India today, Pasupathy leaves all his co-stars in Veyyil in the shade.
Pasupathy, alas, is but one element of Veyyil and cannot completely salvage this film.
After a particularly brutal beating by his butcher father for watching movies when he should be in school, a movie-crazy young kid called Murugesha runs away from home after stealing the family jewels and money. The young lad initially finds work as a cleaner at a cinema theatre in a small town and eventually becomes the projection equipment operator at the same theatre.
The grown-up Murugesha (Pasupathy) also finds love in the form of the shapely Thankam (Priyanka) who lives opposite the theatre.
But Pasupathy's placid life is disturbed when he's hit with a double whammy - his lady love Thankam dies and the theatre is demolished.
With no money in his pockets and emotionally disturbed, Murugesha decides to return home to the family - his father, mother, two younger sisters and a brother Kadir (Bharat) - he turned his back on 20 years earlier.
Murugesha gets a mixed welcome upon his return home. His brother Kadir and mother are overjoyed at his return but his father makes it clear in no uncertain terms that he is unwelcome.
Also elated at Murugesha's return is Pandi (Shreya Reddy), the girl he had a crush on when they both were youngsters.
Unfortunately for viewers, Shreya Reddy has too small a role in Veyyil to create the kind of impact she did as the foul-mouthed Ishwari in Thimiru.
Murugesha wants to leave but stays at the request of his brother Kadir, who runs a small advertising agency in the town.
When he's not attending to his ad agency, Kadir is romancing a young girl Meenakshi (Bhavana).
Meanwhile, Kadir's growing success has roused the wrath of his rivals setting in motion a violent fight that ultimately leads to Murugesha losing his life.
Bharat and Bhavana are all right but don't set the screen afire the way Pasupathy does.
We weren't bowled over by Veyyil's music.- Copyright SearchIndia.com