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Vaali

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01 May, 1999 2 hrs 39 mins U/A
Ajith Kumar, Simran, Jyothika
Ajith Kumar, Simran, Jyothika
S. J. Suryaah
Synopsis
What makes this rather predictable film appealing to an extent is the lighthearted manner in which Ponram tells his story.
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  • Critic's Review
  • Times of India
Synopsis: Bosepandi (Sivakarthikeyan), an aimless youth, is constantly at loggerheads with Sivanandi (Sathyaraj), a big shot in his village. Matters come to a boil when he falls in love with Sivanandi's daughter Lathapandi (SriDivya). Will the hot-tempered father accept his tormentor as his son-in-law?

Review: If films are a reflection of the times we live in, we are clearly living in the era of the wastrel. First, we had righteous heroes, who fought for the common man; then, came the angry young men, who rebelled against the corrupt system; now, we have the wastrels, who seem to have realized the futility of fighting the system and become aimless, self-centered individuals. Varuthapadatha Vaalibar Sangam continues Tamil cinema's recent trend of the worship of the wastrel.

The film's leading man, Bosepandi, is an unemployed youth who is content to live with his widowed father, whiling away his time running a club, the titular Varuthapadatha Vaalibar Sangam , with his similarly worthless friend Kodi. They are their village, Silukuvarpatti's bete noires, wooing the girls and picking up unnecessary fights with the elders. Bosepandi often crosses the path of Sivanandi, the village's unofficial head honcho, whose fearsome image is fabricated by his four aides. And, on the side, he is using his school-going daughter Lathapandi to send love notes to her teacher (an indifferent cameo by Bindu Madhavi), ruining his plans to marry off the 16-year-old Latha, and eventually falling for her (though, she is 18 by this time).

What makes this rather predictable film appealing to an extent is the lighthearted manner in which Ponram tells his story. That is why the framing device that he uses to tell this story — the film starts with the question whether Sivanandi murdered his daughter to protect his honour — feels out of place, though, the debutant director does turn this amusing towards the end. The film is also overlong, with unwarranted songs (though Oodha Kalaru is infectious) and prolonged scenes that at times make the humour seem repetitive.

But the actors are endearing enough to make us forget these flaws and have a good time. His streak of success has boosted Sivakarthikeyan and here, he effortlessly slips into the role of Bosepandi and finds the right pitch to not make him an annoying character. At one stage, he even admits he is unable to come up with a wisecrack to counter a comment. Soori compliments him quite well though it is a role which is tailor-made to his strengths, while Sathyaraj's performance always suggests that we shouldn't take things too seriously. But the real surprise is debutant SriDivya, who, is expressive, and can lip-sync very well, which isn't the case with most of our heroines today. Do not be surprised if, like Lakshmi Menon, she soon becomes the go-to girl for directors scouting for homely heroines
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Avg Users’ Rating 2.9/5 ( 52 users )
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Siddhanth Ramesh
comedy entertainment by sivakarthikeyan so that no one gets bored
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Mauli Agarwal
nice
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Motilal Lal
Family entertainer Must watch if you love comedy
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