Ilayathalapathy Vijay and Prabhu Deva, the combo that had given us the blockbuster hit Pokiri is back in action with Ayngaran International’s Villu. Like the title suggests, the movie is a fast paced commercial entertainer targeting the mass audience especially Vijay fans. So, is it the Pongal treat that the loyal fans were waiting for? Keep reading.
Ilayathalapathy Vijay returns back to the silver screen with Villu after Tharani’s Kuruvi. He does a dual role for the second time and Nayantara who was supposed to be his pair in Kuruvi plays his love interest in this movie directed by Prabhu Deva. The movie also has Prakash Raj, Anantha Raj, Vadivelu, Ranjitha and Geetha.
Devi Sri Prasad composes the music and Ravi Varman is the cinematographer. The movie has editing by Kola Baskar and stunts by FEFSI Vijayan.
The story is inspired by Bobby Deol’s Soldier which was released nearly a decade back. Vijay plays an affectionate son who seeks revenge on the men who were responsible for the death of his father.
Major Saravanan (Vijay) is an honest army officer who on the verge of capturing three army officials involved in trading of weapons and ammunitions to terrorists and drug lords gets murdered by them. The men frame him as a terrorist and strip off the medals and commendations from his dead body during the cremation. Saravanan’s dead body is left to rot in the sun since the villagers refuse to cremate him in their neighbourhood. He is survived by his wife (Ranjitha) and his only son Pughal (Vijay) who then takes revenge on the murderers and wipes out the terrorist image off his patriotic father.
The movie with an outdated story such as this is completely shouldered by Vijay with his screen presence and the music of Devi Sri Prasad. Vijay impresses the audience with his style and mannerisms. As usual, Vijay rocks in the dance department. Many of his moves receive a huge applause.
Nayantara, the dream girl of many a youth today never fails to sizzle the screen with her seductive costumes as Janvi. Vadivelu who was very successful in his comedy track with Vijay in Prabhu Deva’s Pokiri has delivered a below average performance. Prakash Raj, Anantha Raj have nothing much to do except to show a villainous face and keep challenging the hero to death. Geetha and Ranjitha are just part of the cast.
Ayngaran International who had given a stylish look for Ajith in Billa and Aegan does the same to Vjiay in Villu. The cinematography and the costumes are excellent. Stunts deserve a special mention.
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