It is sad to see a director who promised a lot with his debut movie making shoddier films after that. Valiyavan from M Saravanan is an exaggerated and unappealing presentation of a very simple revenge thought. Soaked in unnecessary romance and flawed by an aimless narration, this movie from the director who made Engeyum Eppodhum is a huge let down.
The story revolves around the life of Vinod who is a floor manager in a mall. A girl surprisingly proposing him astonishes him and his search for her ends up in some unusual revelations. The influence of the girl in making him a boxer and how Vinod takes revenge for a loss that actually broke his family relationship is what Valiyavan talking about.
The core idea of the movie is actually presented in the last half an hour of the movie. Until that point director, Saravanan unnecessarily drags the movie to nonsensical humor and romance filled with irrelevant songs and indigestible sentiments. By the time the movie reaches its main agenda, you as a viewer will be much on the overheated side because of the mediocrity shown on screen. With this much buildup for a slap on the face, Valiyavan will definitely test your patience.
Saravanan really needs to work on finding a good plot for his movies. The lack of plot is the main reason for his screenplay being shoddy. Writing desperately tries to be commercial and subplots looks more like embedded ones. Cinematography and edits are on the okay side. Art was good. Except for that “Aha Kaadhal” song, D Imman cannot really impress the audience with his tracks. Moreover, not a single song was in accord with the movie’s feel.
On screen, Jai’s efforts are limited to just body building. The over written character given to him does not get any better with his performance. Andrea was the only relief when it comes to main performers. Azhagam Perumal and Bala Saravanan are okay in their characters.
Overall Valiyavan is another disappointment from M Saravanan after an over ambitious Ivan Veramathiri. The rating for Valiyavan is 1.5/5. Even the least of expectations won’t help you.
Soaked in unnecessary romance and flawed by an aimless narration, this movie from the director who made Engeyum Eppodhum is a huge let down.
Green: Recommended Film
Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films
Red: Not Recommended