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Balle Vellaiyathevaa Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Friday, December 23, 2016 • Tamil ]
Balle Vellaiyathevaa Review
9th production
Sasikumar, Tanya, Kovai Sarala, Sangili Murugan
Solai Prakash
Darbuka Siva
Balle Vellaiya Thevaa

Sasikumar almost monopolizes rural movies and here comes one more, but this time he has attempted an all out comedy with dark shades directed by Solai Prakash that leaves a lot to be desired.

Sasikumar plays Shakthi a youth who settles in a new village as his mother (Rohini) who is a postmaster gets transferred there. He becomes close to a childless old couple Kaathaayi (Kovai Sarala) and Kanakku (Sangili Murugan) and also falls in love with the butcher’s daughter Thanikodi (Tanya). When Shakthi crosses paths with the local rowdy Sundaram (Valavan) a cat and mouse game starts between the two and did he cross his hurdles and get his girl forms the rest of the story.

Sasikumar’s character in the film is just an extension of all his previous ones, with a more comic tone which he manages well. He is his best in the solitary fight scene, but looks misplaced in the love scenes with a very young heroine. It is time Sasikumar started choosing better scripts like ‘Poraali’ and ‘Nadodigal’ which provided him his stature. Nothing to complain about debutante Tanya, who fits the village girl role aptly and she gets to perform in the climax when the only genuine twist comes. Kovai Sarala is billed above Sasikumar in the credits and she occupies a lot of screen space. The scene when she gets a lunch cooked by the induction cooker salesman brings down the house, but the one emotional scene for her is forced and does not make the desired impact. Valavan as the antagonist and Sangili Murugan have done a fairly neat job. The girl playing the character Priya is worth mentioning as she gets the laughs on a couple of occasions.

Ravindranatha Guru’s cinematography and Praveen Antony’s editing are up to the mark. Darbuka Siva’s songs are pleasant to hear in the theaters and his background score too suits the film’s theme. Director Solai Prakash shows promise by starting and ending the film through the lenses of a local TV crew, which follows many scenes in the film, the dark twist to the heroine’s character and the villain’s daughter. But on the whole the screenplay is wayward and inconsistent and most of the comedy turns out to be damp squibs.

Verdict: Go for it if you are a diehard fan of Sasikumar and a few laughs here and there.

Rating: 2.25 / 5.0

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