Helmed by Mohan Raja, Sivakarthikeyan, Nayanthara and Fahadh Faasil starrer Velaikkaran was one of the much-awaited movies of 2017. The film, which also stars Prakash Raj, Sneha, Thambi Ramaya, Rohini, hits the screens today. After a blockbuster like Jayam Ravi, Nayanthara and Arvind Swamy starrer Thani Oruvan, Mohan Raja joined hands with Siva (whose previous film Remo was also a blockbuster) for Velaikkaran. In this film, one could see the effort the director and his team have put forth. While the audience loved the movie, take a look a what the critics got to say about this film.
Behindwoods.com: Velaikkaran doesn’t follow the tried and tested commercial Tamil film template with comedy taking the front seat. Mohan Raja wastes no time to establish what type of film the audience has paid for, driving the proceedings forward with one powerful message after another, in a pretty engaging manner for the majority of the first half. The length of the movie is a downer, maybe the second half could have been crisper. However, the second half gets a little superficial and preachy. The dialogues are extremely powerful and SK delivers them nonchalantly. Anirudh deserves a round of applause for consistently giving chartbuster tracks. On the whole, Velaikkaran has a powerful script with some exciting moments but some may find the film to be preachy. ALSO READ: (Tiger Zinda Hai Quick Review: Salman Khan – Katrina Kaif’s Film Is A Gritty, Riveting Entertainer)
Times of India: Right from the opening scenes, Mohan Raja tells us what he is after with Velaikkaran is not telling a story but a message. Nayanthara’s is largely a supporting role and the actress makes up for it with her screen presence. Narration and the preachy tone keep pulling down the film.
Sify Movies: Frankly, Velaikkaran is the Sivakarthikeyan show, and boy, what a show he puts on. It is easily Siva’s career best, as he presses the pause button on his usual comedy gimmicks and delivers an intense performance with lots and lots of dialogues as a socially responsible young man. The best thing about Velaikkaran is that there is no introduction scene, unwanted action, duets, comedy tracks or a climax fight.
Tamilglitz.in: The film’s plot deals with how FMCG corporates use their Marketing techniques and force Consumers to buy their products without knowing the effects it can cause. Arivu vs Aadhi is easily best. Sivakarthikeyan delivers his career-best performance. The rise of this young star is amazing. The performance of other characters says Prakash Raj, Sneha, Thambi Ramaya, Rohini must be appreciated. Comedy works whenever needed. Dialogues are the biggest plus, though there were so many dialogues each one was so much relatable and eventually scores claps from the audience. The research what the team has done is commendable. This movie may make people think of many places. The choreography of much-expected Karuthavenlam Galeejam is too good and sets the mood. BGM had no effect except for Fahadh Faasil character.