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  • kimian26 October 2011
    Vijay is back to what he does best; mass entertainers, and what better time to unveil a mass entertainer than Diwali. With the music already a rage, the excitement was palpable as fans headed in droves to theatres on the festival of lights.

    Raja has done a fine job of mixing all the elements that go towards making a mass hero film, though he has lost the balance a bit in the last hour. His adeptness at placing comedy, romance, sentiment and the mandatory 5 songs into a script that has an alter-ego(istic) superhero should be commended. Nothing looks out of place, as we enjoy Santhanam's wisecracks, Vijay's dances and the brother-sister sequences. It is a while since we have seen Vijay excel in an emotionally heavy scene, Raja gets it out of the actor, in Velayudham. Also, placing 5 songs in a movie with none of them sticking out like a sore thumb is quite an achievement; though we should say that Vijay's presence is a major factor in ensuring this.

    Everyone in front of the camera has done a fine job. Vijay is sprightly, energetic and every bit the way we love to see him. He has experimented a bit with his look in the songs and they have come out well. Hansika is there in many scenes, but for most parts is a silent spectator, being called upon once in a while, mostly for glamour. She does not look out of place as a village girl, but the makers' claim that she would remind us of Khushboo is an overstatement. Genelia gets quite a significant part and looks convincing. A laugh is guaranteed every time Santhanam is on screen. Saranya Mohan too deserves a round of applause for being good enough to make the audience feel the depth of the siblings' bond.

    A racy entertainer this Deepavali season. A right choice for the festival mood. Enjoy with Your Family !!!!
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    Velu (Vijay) is a village milkman who stays with his widowed mother, a beautiful sister Kaveri(Saranya Mohan) and a cute Murai Ponnu Vaidhiyalakshmi (Hansikha). He is liked by one and all in the village. He loves to help the needy.

    Genelia D'Souza is a TV reporter who comes to village to do coverage of her viewers where she happens to fall in love with Vijay.

    Genelia was earlier harassed by the misdeeds of Villain Abhimanyu Singh. He is the most influential person in the city and an underworld mafia don. One fine day Genelia happens to witness an accident where bunch of goons die. She uses this incident and she creates a fictional character 'Velayutham'. When Vijay visits Chennai there are few bomb blasts planned but he prevents all the bomb blasts without his knowledge. So people start to think that he is Velayutham.

    Genelia meets Vijay & tells him about the fictional character & Villain. Vijay initially hesitates to continue this fictional character but it so happens that he continues this character to panel the evil minds and save his villagers.

    And rest of the film speaks about how Vijay takes over villain and his gang.

    PERFORMANCE:

    Vijay has entertained all classes of the audience who has followed the success path of the Kollywood Superstar Rajinikanth. Vijay too has set his own style to entertain the fan club. His style steals millions of hearts.

    Hansika creates an impact on the audience.

    Genelia gives a neat image of next door girl.

    Santhanam's comedy is another highlight of the movie.

    Saranya Mohan as sister to Vijay has done justice to her character giving a neat performance from her part.

    Shayali Shinde comes as a Villain.

    The film also has MS Bhaskar, Sathyan, Illavarasu, Vincent Ashokan and Raaghav playing their roles perfectly.

    Vijay Anthony tops the musical charts.

    VT Vijayan's editing plays a major part in the film.

    Priyan's camera showed different angels on the big screen.

    Director Jayam Raja who is famous for successful remakes can now go for any number of big remakes with more Kollywood stars.

    COMMENTS:

    Velayutham a full length action mass entertainer promises to take Vijay's career to another level of stardom.
  • saw the movie first show at AGS-chennai at 6.15 am..vi jay has proved his metal again..after the huge success of kaavalan...thalapathy has given yet another mass entertainer..first half was a roller coaster ride with vi jay-santhanam&co combo scenes..the story moves very fast showing the relationship between saranaya(sister) and vi jay.thanks to Vijay's own incredible comic sense. After a long while, you see not the star Vijay, but a genuinely affectionate brother who wants to get his sister married well. His antics, together with those of Speedu (Santhanam) set the audiences rolling right away. It's this Vijay that you've missed, for so long.second half shows how vi jay turns in to super hero VELAYUDHAM to save people.stunts has shaped up pretty decently.vi jay has did some homework for fight seqs which can be witnessed from the stunts.pass mark to screenplay because all the scenes follows the order with logics behind it.special mention about a particular scene post intermission when saranya dies,vi jay has performed extremely well and gets applause from the audience as well.coming to the climax which is very different from other vi jay movies says a social message to the people which has been done beautifully by vi jay.on casts genelia has not given her 100% and hansika has done her part well with her bubbly appearance.On the whole,people who still doubt whether vi jay can give mass entertainer onddate in his own style,here is the answer in form of VELAYUDHAM which had everything to be declared as MASS HIT!!!!
  • A wonderful experience with this movie.A great Action,Comedy,Romance,Fantasy,Family entertainer.Again a mass hit from our'Thalapathy Vijay'.A coincidence leads vijay to do good in this film.Action scenes were awful.Comedies were good.Dance steps were good. Raja done his best in this movie plot.All will enjoy this movie.Please watch this movie in cinemas.A movie with joy,sentiment,action,etc.. We can watch this movie twice and thrice.A wondderful movie from Vijay.This will be a mass,mass,mass hit from vijay.A great hit after Kaavalan.My wishes to my Thalapathy Vijay for his forth coming movies.I wish him to give a very successful upcoming movies .
  • rishim8727 October 2011
    10/10
    Great
    Awesome movie.... Vijay the real mass...

    Vijay and Raja team up to give an unpretentious entertainer. It is a good movie to see relish and enjoy. Vijay at his best, it has everything to appease movie -buffs On the downside, the film is far too long, especially the second half. Shorter in length, one song sacrificed, its action scenes trimmed, Velayudham would have been crisp. But still it is a perfect outing with family, if you are looking for time pass entertainment.

    Velayudham is all about a common man who puts on a super-hero mask to vanish the evil in the society. The first half of the film is racy, engaging the audiences with interesting comedy and thrilling elements. On the flip side, the pace of the second half drops and the story moves in a routine formulaic way. Nevertheless, Vijay holds your attention all the way with his stylish attire, dances and action.
  • rouben9326 October 2011
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    Vijay Performance SUPEEEER 'ma !!!! Climax MINDBLOWING except when the little girl scream in the crowd ! i think its ridiculous and Director Raja could think a better idea ! anyway it's another SUPER HIT FOR THALAPATHY ! AND : a little request as a fan of THALAPATHY : Please don't do the stupid scenes like girl who screaming or a "feeling scene" in between a fight scene (i mean when Velayutham save all the girls and talk to the little girl at the end of the fight) it waste the scene in that case ! Santhanam comedy is excellent too !!! The shot (15-20sec) when vijay cry for his sister is MINDBLOWING !!! i saw a NEW VIJAY !!! Harbour fight sequence excellent ! otherwise Hats off to the all team of VELAYUTHAM !!! again VIJAY performance is Excellent !
  • After huge expectation when the songs have already topped the charts , the wait is finally over for all our fans. Velayudham - The ultimate weapon fired all cylinders and was fully loaded with all the ingredients required for a mass commercial movie and thoroughly satisfied the expectation of every fan who were eagerly waiting for the result. There are many scenes in the movie where your adrenaline rushes, heart pumps and finally you end up with dry throat screaming at your maximum possible decibel level.

    Highlights :

    Vijay carries the entire movie on his shoulders. He serves as the messiah for poor, general public and his character has been perfectly sketched and he has been fed with a neat and a mass script which demands for his image.

    Songs have been perfectly placed and beautifully captured, opening song was a treat to watch, beautiful colors and was a perfect start to a fast paced movie.

    All the artists have done justice to their role and i actually lost count on the number of artists who have appeared.

    Stunts need to mentioned here, beautifully choreographed by stunt Silva and Arasu, each and every punch was breathtaking.

    Director Raja has been underestimated by all of us, he proved all of us wrong and gave a perfect mass commercial movie which can be enjoyed by all sections of people and also keeping the family audience in mind.

    The two pretty ladies, in fact three including Saranya Mohan, they have done their part and also gave their best which is required for the script. Hansika with her cute expressions and innocent behavior and with her glamor quotient makes the audience spell bound, Genelia as a press reporter a much serious role and also an important part of the movie has done her role very well.

    Verdict: Velayudham - 1000 gems in the sky
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    Prior to this movie's release a lot of people wrote vijay off claiming that surya had overtaken vijay in terms of star power. Well i do not think those words will ever be uttered again in a long long time. I went for this movie a week after watching 7am arivu(English meaning 7th nonsense) yes, i needed some time to recover from it. I had no expectations but by the end of the movie i was surprised by how much the movie entertained me. I think this was Vj's best since ghilli.He looked like he enjoyed making the movie. Everything was in it's place, the songs, the jokes, the fights(do not worry laws of gravity are respected). Amongst the female leads, Genelia had the role which drives the plot forward the other one was their only for eye candy and the sister did her part well.Among the action scenes the train part certainly catches the eye and the climax in the stadium was certainly better than i expected it to be. The movie will not win awards or stay with you after its viewing but it will entertain you.Give it a try and chillax, it might surprise you.
  • thanks to MASS STAR for such a treat for DIWALI....Again a mass hit from our'Thalapathy Vijay'.A coincidence leads VIJAY to do good in this film.Action scenes were awful.Comedies were good.Dance steps were good. Raja done his best in this movie plot.All will enjoy this movie.Please watch this movie in cinemas..in 1st half,fantastic comedy .. never expected this. what an acting from VIJAY, comedian SANTHANAM,GENELIA.........VIJAY's single show..2nd half was racy, stunts are not that much like other movies, other than that train fight, others are super.. sword fight super.........THALAPATHY BECOMES NO1, ONCE AGAIN THALAPATHY PROVED, VIJAY IS NOT THE COMPETITOR FOR SURYA, ITS ALWAYS THALA THALAPATHY..... .OUR THALAPATHY HARDWORK WINS THE RACE AGAINST UDAYANITHI CREW..........

    ONCE AGAIN HATS OF THALAPATHY..........
  • First of all Thank u M.Raja for superb packaging

    The first half of t movie is rollicking fun-Heroism is shown in a very nice way

    Second Half is very racy n t mass starts.....

    rocking action n sensible drama keeps us engaged throughout leading to a nice climax

    Songs r BGM r strong points for t movie

    Each song is gud

    Sonna Puriyadhu is like a festival-superb

    Chillax-Hansika is just too hot n very cool steps too

    Mayam Seidhayo-is my pick-very diff song -nice CG n graphics-rocked

    Moolachu Moonu-pick of t lot-superb cool -very well picturised song

    Vijay cryn scene in t second half-makes us cry-awesome perf

    Dance-Action-Comedy-Sentiment....Vijay just rocks

    All cast have done a good job

    Hansika was gud in comedy n glamorous

    Gene was cute

    All in All a Blockbuster movie
  • Velayudham is a definitely a good try by Raja. Way Raja has transformed Vijay from a Milk man to a super hero trying to protect people is really done well. Raja could have tried to give a better definition for the Villains.

    Vijay's usual formula: "People coming to watch a movie should just enjoy the 2.5 hours without thinking too much. Come.... Watch... Enjoy and Go.... No Brain teasers", worked very well for him.... This movie has also done its part.... Already producer Ravichandran has confirmed movie is a smash hit all over the world.

    Vijay's performance was really good in the movie. Vijay continue entertaining the fans like you do always. Waiting to watch your upcoming movies Nanban and one with ARM. Velayudham is a movie worth watching.
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    The movie opens with Vetrivel (Vijay) having a happy, rural life in a village. He has a younger sister (Saranya Mohan) and a mother who are very affectionate. His father had passed away a few years ago. Vijay is teased by his Uncle's daughter (Hansika Motwani) who has a big crush on him. She chases him all the time, but Vijay is not in love with her. Satyan is a close friend of Vijay, who hangs out with him. Vijay's main aim is to get his sister married to a good family and get her settled.

    The next episode opens in Chennai, which is dominated by Rowdies. Genelia is a writer for a popular daily magazine who struggles with rowdy activities. She has had enough and wants to put an end to the rowdyism in Chennai, but does not know how. As luck would have it, she witnesses some rowdies fall off a mountain top and die. This is an accident, but Genelia decides to take the opportunity to portray a Super-Hero who killed these goons. She creates a character called 'Velayudham' who has arrived to eliminate rowdyism and creates a propaganda. Soon, the general public starts believing the story and expect Velayudham to eliminate rowdyism. Pasupathy is the D.I.G of Chennai, and starts trying to find Velayudham.

    Vijay's sister Saranya Mohan, falls in love with another village boy. They both are caught red handed by Vijay. Vijay tells the boy to bring his parents and ask for a conventional wedding. Both the sides agree for the wedding and Vijay needs to get the money from the finance company in Chennai. He has been saving money and depositing in the finance company for many years, for his sister's wedding.

    Vijay comes to Chennai to get the money, however he accidentally lands on a bomb waiting to explode in a public place. The place is full of innocent children, women and old people. He removes the bomb from the place and saves the people. He catches the rowdy who planted the bomb and realizes there are 5 more time bombs planted all over Chennai. He removes each and every bomb, and saves the city of Chennai. Because of this great feat, people think that he is the Super hero 'Velayutham'. Genelia quickly approaches Vijay and asks him to take the role of the Super Hero. Vijay refuses, as he wants to go back to his village and get his sister married. He also becomes friends with Santhanam, who lives in Chennai. The next morning, Vijay goes to the finance company, and realizes that it is a fraud. The company had cheated a lot of innocent, poor people of their hard earned money. Vijay sees a mother of a young girl commit suicide and decides to take revenge on the person who is responsible for this. To do this, he dons the role of the super hero "Velayutham" . In the mean time, Genelia falls in love with him.

    KrishnaDeva (Omi Vaidya) is a very religious Hindu, who lives as a saint, but is behind all the corruption, counterfeiting, Bombing in Chennai. The general public believes that he is a very religious Hindu and lives by the Hindu principles. In reality, he is a Muslim terrorist, who is trying to disrupt India, by these activities. Omi Vaidya is already angry because Vijay removed all the bombs he planted. Now both of them come to stand off, and one of them should die. What happened next? Did "Velayutham" get rid of terrorism? Was his true identity revealed to the public? What happened to Genelia?
  • Indian cinema is flooded by loads of commercial movies and yet people make fun of such movies. The reason is that the movie fails to give the basic stuff, Entertainment. Only those movies turn out well which clearly understands the so called evergreen formula well and make it as per the present generation's liking. Velayudham (2011), is the latest in such list and is sure to entertain any cinema goer. So even if you are not an Indian and do love Indian movies, Velayudham is the kind of movie you are looking for.

    Even though the commercial movies looks same, it is not easy to simply mix 5 songs, 5 fights, few comedy scenes, a couple of romantic and sentiment scenes and make a movie. It would fail drastically unless the screenplay is good and unwanted stuffs are removed. One can appreciate the director's brilliancy in Velayudham, who for the first time is handling such a kind of movie. He has clearly understood the need of the story and the need of the people and has delivered the best.

    The basic theme of movie being, one should take care of their problem themselves rather than expecting some superhero to come and solve it. The message is delivered but may lack the impact on the audience, which in my view the director should have taken care. The other technical aspects is all fine and one wont expect any big time graphics work for any Indian movie but still the crew has managed to showcase a hi-profile train stunt sequence in a decent way. It will make you laugh, the sentiment scenes are well taken, may be less or no focus on any romance portion but the songs are very well choreographed.

    Finally talking about the person on shoulder of whom his movies depend on, "Ilayathalapathy" Vijay, who was not having a good time in his career in recent past. Movies went average, one of the movie's big time success was suppressed to due to political issue. He came back strongly in his previous movie Kaavalan earlier this year, despite all the political pressure he faced for his movie release. Now he seems to be ready to fire all cylinders, Velayudham will mark the biggest hit of his career.

    A big thanks to the crew of Velayudham for such an entertaining movie. Special mention about Vijay fans for being with the ups and downs of Vijay and proving that a Vijay movie's ads, his strength are only his fans. You guys are being an example of how to support their guy, which even a Rajnikanth or a Shah Rukh Khan doesn't entertain.
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    my rating is 10/10 film super... festival special....top ten 1st Velayutham, 2 nd Ra one, 3rd 7 sense...Vijay is back... game start...he is one and only.. next superstar..movie 100% sure 200 days.. 2011 huge BLOCKBUSTER is VELAYUTHAM..Vijay's 'Velayudham' which is released for Diwali has seen an excellent opening in the entire place. The film has being screened at more than 500 theaters across state are planning release more prints.

    Ilayathalapathy Vijay has once again proved that he is the king of box office in Kollywood. His recent release Velayudham, which also has Hansika and Genelia in lead roles, has got a massive opening across the state.Ilayathalapathy, A single man doesn't speaks, but the whole world is speaking about his success in Velayudham

    Velayutham biggest hit of the year. 2nd Mankkatha 3 rd 7 sense
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    The movie Velayudham contains great comedy scenes revolving around 30 main comedy artists of Tamil cinema. Illayathalaphy VIJAY is known for his songs and dance...In this movie all songs and dance are exceptionally superb...The action sequence are mind blowing and Hollywood stunt director Bob Delmer performed a stunning stunt sequence with the train... The brother sister relationship between Vijay and Saranya Mohan is portrayed wonderfully throughout the movie...Santhanam comedy ,Hansika bubbly character and Genelia energy are great plus points to the movie...The screenplay is fast and the unexpected climax is the most special about the movie...Vijay once again proved he rules TAMIL INDUSTRY...The best family entertainer for this Deepavali...
  • A wonderful experience with this movie.A great Action,Comedy,Romance,Fantasy,Family entertainer.Again a mass hit from our'Thalapathy Vijay'.A coincidence leads vijay to do good in this film.Action scenes were awful.Comedies were good.Dance steps were good. Raja done his best in this movie plot.All will enjoy this movie.Please watch this movie in cinemas.A movie with joy,sentiment,action,etc.. We can watch this movie twice and thrice.A wonderful movie from Vijay.This will be a mass,mass,mass hit from vijay.A great hit after Kaavalan.My wishes to my Thalapathy Vijay for his forth coming movies.I wish him to give a very successful upcoming movies .
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    A great movie with wonderful climax.. First half was awesome nd equal to his previous blockbuster Ghillli.. Vjiay shows his mass by winning diwali race.. The other two releases are not up to the mark and did not do well in the box office.. Vijay once again proves that he is the king of commercial and there is no one to beat him. M.Raja has shown a different formula in this movie and it worked out very well.. Vjay antony plays a very important role in the success.. Two actress are Genelia and Hansika Motwani.. Genelia plays a very bold role and this has shown her in very different level.. The glamor portion is played by the actress Hansika Motwani.. The baseline of the movie is very Strong.. Velayuhdam - A great Entertainer..

    My rating - 10/10..
  • Vijay is back to what he does best; mass entertainers, and what better time to unveil a mass entertainer than Diwali. With the music already a rage, the excitement was palpable as fans headed in droves to theatres on the festival of lights.

    Raja has done a fine job of mixing all the elements that go towards making a mass hero film, though he has lost the balance a bit in the last hour. His adeptness at placing comedy, romance, sentiment and the mandatory 5 songs into a script that has an alter-ego(istic) superhero should be commended. Nothing looks out of place, as we enjoy Santhanam's wisecracks, Vijay's dances and the brother-sister sequences. It is a while since we have seen Vijay excel in an emotionally heavy scene, Raja gets it out of the actor, in Velayudham. Also, placing 5 songs in a movie with none of them sticking out like a sore thumb is quite an achievement; though we should say that Vijay's presence is a major factor in ensuring this.

    Everyone in front of the camera has done a fine job. Vijay is sprightly, energetic and every bit the way we love to see him. He has experimented a bit with his look in the songs and they have come out well. Hansika is there in many scenes, but for most parts is a silent spectator, being called upon once in a while, mostly for glamour. She does not look out of place as a village girl, but the makers' claim that she would remind us of Khushboo is an overstatement. Genelia gets quite a significant part and looks convincing. A laugh is guaranteed every time Santhanam is on screen. Saranya Mohan too deserves a round of applause for being good enough to make the audience feel the depth of the siblings' bond.
  • Vijay has entertained all classes of the audience who has followed the success path of the Kollywood Superstar Rajinikanth. Vijay too has set his own style to entertain the fan club. His style steals millions of hearts.

    Hansika creates an impact on the audience.

    Genelia gives a neat image of next door girl.

    Santhanam's comedy is another highlight of the movie.

    Saranya Mohan as sister to Vijay has done justice to her character giving a neat performance from her part.

    Shayali Shinde comes as a Villain.

    The film also has MS Bhaskar, Sathyan, Illavarasu, Vincent Ashokan and Raaghav playing their roles perfectly.

    Vijay Anthony tops the musical charts.

    VT Vijayan's editing plays a major part in the film.

    Priyan's camera showed different angels on the big screen.

    Director Jayam Raja who is famous for successful remakes can now go for any number of big remakes with more Kollywood stars.

    COMMENTS: Velayutham a full length action mass entertainer promises to take Vijay's career to another level of stardom.
  • Vijay is back to what he does best; mass entertainers. He is back to form with this Blockbuster. All theaters in Kochi witnessed a massive rush on Wednesday, as the much-hyped Shah Rukh Khan, Suriya and Vijay films finally hit screens.

    Really Vijay proves the best. "Ilaya Dalapati rules always. Vijay played a romantic hero in 'Kavalan', and now he is back in form doing what he does best, being the real mass hero. The introduction song was a visual treat", says Prashanth S, a die-hard fan of Vijay.

    As of now, it looks like the going could be slightly tough for SRK and Suriya, but given enough time, they might just continue to rake in some more moolah.
  • Vijay had come back with a bang. The story deals with how an ordinary man turning into a vigilant. Comedy,Action,sentiment,Humor are in right proportion for the commercial entertainer. All the action sequences are in top notch quality. The movie also comes with a strong message in the climax. I am guaranteed that you will get entertained and satisfied.

    Vijay's masala entertainer 'Velayutham' is an action masala entertainer set the screens on fire today.

    The first show of Ilayathalapathy Vijay starrer Velayutham has entertained all classes of the audience who has followed the success path of the Kollywood Superstar Rajinikanth who has his unique style of stealing millions of hearts at a glance. Vijay too has set his own style to entertain the fan club.

    Velayutham Plot:

    Vijay is a young happy guy who is a milkman in a village who lives with his widowed mother and a lovely beautiful sister played by Saranya Mohan. He is liked by one and all in the village who helps the need. Hansika Motwani appears as a village girl who falls in love with our Illayathalapathy Vijay.

    The twist in the story happens when this innocenet happy go lucky guy turns into a vigilante and the savior of the village people from the hands of the evil minds

    Genelia D'Souza is a TV reporter who comes to village to do a coverage of her viewers where she happens to fall in love with Vijay.

    Genelia was earlier harassed by the misdeeds of the Villain Abhimanyu Singh who is the most influential and an underworld mafia don. Genelia creates a fictional character called 'Velayutham' who attacks the goons and the villagers accidentally happen to assume Vijay as Velayutham.

    Vijay initially hesitates to continue this fictional character but it so happens that he continues this character to punil the evil minds and save his villagers.

    Our hero Vijay wears themast of Velayutham to stop the corruption in the city and the rest of the film speaks about how Vijay takes over villain and his gang

    How does Vijay defeats the evil forces and saves his people is said in a heart gripping action sequences and intelligent climax.

    Who wins the heart of Vijay and who forms his best on screen pair in Velayutham is something to be watched on Big screen?

    Celebrate your Diwali watching 'Velayutham' on the silver screen

    Performance of the stars:

    Hansika bubblly babe doesn't fail to leave an impact on the audience

    Genelia leaves a girl next door image

    Santhanam's comedy is another highlight of the movie

    Saranya Mohan as a sister to Vijay has done justice to her character giving a neat performance from her end

    Shayali Shinde comes as a Villain

    The film also has MS Bhaskar, Sathyan, Illavarasu, Vincent Ashokan and Raaghav playing their roles perfectly ]

    Musical tracks

    The musical tracks 'Chillax and Rathathin Rathame' scored by Vijay Anthony are already topping the musical charats

    VT Vijayan's editing plays a major part in the film

    Priyan's camera showed different angels on the big screen

    Director Jayam Raja who is famous for successful remakes can now go for any number of big remakes wih more Kollywood stars

    Velayutham a full length entertainer promises to take Vijay's career to another level of stardom
  • vijay,who was struggling from past,had got a break through kavalan,this movie velayutham just made each and everyone to see vijay as they really wanted him to.....;just for vijay fans...i enjoyed the movie,can they say is there any masala remaining in the film,a pure vijay entertainer....the best thing is the release time,that too against all medias mearely and that too a politically powerful producer,he started blocking theaters and released all big screens,but now the theatre owners asking for more prints of velayutham,just think about the response if they ask for MORE PRINTS.....this is enough to say about the film...

    simple words:this may not be a ghilli or pokkiri but sure it is some where near that only....
  • Velayudham – 7/10 – Velayudham certainly halts the continuous falling streak of Vijay in recent years and announces a big comeback for the actor. With a premise adapted from a telugu film, 'Azad', Jeyam Raja (who is famous for adapting successful films to Tamil) have once again proved his forte in it with an entertaining fare, Velayudham. Velayudham is not an experimental film with pretentious plot but first of all it also did not promise to offer one. It contains a story which is tested many times but what makes it sparkle, is the way it is being presented. Vijay delivers a well-balanced performance after a long time and walks away with applause in every frame as he enhances them with amazing amount of energy and freshness.

    Despite taking a commercial route, Raja did not deviate too much from logic and tries to inject fair amount of intelligence too and of course a thoughtful message at the end. Most importantly unlike previous ventures of Vijay, Valyudham does not over exaggerate too much in the name of glorifying, at any parts. He shows maturity having able to handle a sensitive subject and direct scenes with almost 50 experienced artistes in once scene. No doubt it is a big step for him to step into the leagues of biggies of Koolywood.

    Performance wise, all of them do their role well and stands just behind Vijay is Genilia with a matured makeover and in the other end Haniska over emotes at many instances.

    Technically the film is quite competent. Priyan's cinematography needs a special mention which enhances the Super Hero theme very well. Vijay Anthony's tune might not be so innovative but satisfies the audiences especially Vijay's fans. Out of all, 'Chillax' stands out the most while 'Mayam Seidayo' is a visual treat.

    In Overall, Velayudham is not a landmark film in Kollywood but has all the ingredients to entertain the audience which is what expected from Vijay.
  • First of all I want to say that velayudham is not only for Vijay Fans to watch.Its a good family entertainer.Direct M.Raja always good at directing movies with huge star cast .yet again he as done it in "Velayudham"

    The cast includes "Vijay" ,Hanshika,Genilia,Santhanam,Shayaji shinde.....the list goes on.The movie is a great ride for those who like the humor.Having Santhanam leading the troop there are totally 30 comedy actors who shared screen space with him.

    Story: The crux of the story revolves around Bharathi(Genelia),is a genuine reporter who want to the baddies to be punished.In the process she creates a fictional character(Super Hero) named "Velayudham".In the Village ,Velayudham(Vijay) and her sister Kavery(Saranya Mohan) makes chaos in the Villages by playing pranks on the people.

    Later Vijay comes to chennai to collect the money which he invested in chit fund for her sister's Marriage.Vijay unknowingly saves people from danger and people think it is the fictional character(Velayudham) who does it.At a later point of time Genailia explains Vijay about the fictional character "Velayudham" and how people are trusting him as superhero.She also request him to continue beating the baddies.

    Did Vijay accept it?.Did Velayudham punishes all the baddies ..forms the rest of the story.

    Performances:

    Vijay has done a phenomenal job.This is what he is so good at..entertaining people.Let it be his dance or comical sequences with santhanam.he has simply rocked in all the departments.

    Genelia has done a fair job considering her space in the movie.

    Its difficult to believe Hanshika as village girl but she has tried her hand in the comedy which has come out good.

    Santhanam has an unsuccessful thief ,tickles the ribs in every scene.His combination with Vijay works out pretty well

    Even though the film as a huge Star cast ..Raja has brought the best out of every body in the silver screen.

    Music: Songs are the huge plus for Velayudham.all the songs were chart busters even before the release of the movie.Chilax being the mass hit of the all.All the songs were refreshing and different.Re-Recording and music takes velayudham to the next level.

    Screen Play: The movie has a good screenplay but it had have been even more racy if some action sequences got trimmed.The Train stunt sequence was excellent.At the end of the sequence it gives the feeling the movie got over but the movie still continues after it.Mind you its run time is 3 hour 20 minutes if I am not wrong.but the clever thing about the director is to bring back santhanam for the village sequence so the audience never felt bored.Raja managed to keep the audience through out.Another good thing about the movie is not revealing the true identity of Velayudham even at end of the movie

    Dialogues: Dialogues by Subha is one of the pluses for the Velayudham. all the dialogues were short and meaningful.The lengthier one should be the one in Climax where he speaks to the public.Considering the message the length seems a valid one.

    Conclusion: Logic is something you have to forget while u watching commercial movie.Velayudham is no exception but Raja packaged it very neatly with a good presentation thus making it a enjoyable movie.Overall a great family entertainer and right movie for the festive mood
  • velayutham is awesome movie with full mass and class by ilayathalapathy vijay and this film will be a milestone for him.the story lineup is up by a move of a superhero who saves his country people...genelia has a important role of a gernalist and hansika of a glamour and has a good comedy sense and santhanam rocks away with his comedy once again...jayem raja direction is a bit worthy...once again vijay gives a blockbuster super hit movie and remains on the top...ILAYATHALAPATHY ROCKS ONCE MORE...hope his action continues again...at last hansika motwani has joined with vijay and genelia is not a pair for vijay and vijay gives a good message in this movie that is what velayutham is within us...
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