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Velayutham – Review

Chennai, Oct 26 (): Finally the most expected Vijay’s ‘Velayutham’ set the screens on fire today. It is an action masala entertainer. Velayutham is a remake of 2000 Telugu film “Azad” starring Nagarjuna and Soundarya in the lead roles.


Star Cast : Vijay, Genelia, Hansika Motwani, Saranya Mohan
Direction : Jayam Raja
Music : Vijay Antony
Screenplay : Jayam Raja
Cinematography : Priyan
Editing : V. T. Vijayan
Producer : Venu Ravichandran


Velu (Vijay) is a village milkman who stays with his widowed mother, a beautiful sister Kaveri(Saranya Mohan) and a cute Murai Ponnu Vaidhiyalakshmi (Hansikha). He is liked by one and all in the village. He loves to help the needy.

Genelia D`Souza is a TV reporter who comes to village to do coverage of her viewers where she happens to fall in love with Vijay.

Genelia was earlier harassed by the misdeeds of Villain Abhimanyu Singh. He is the most influential person in the city and an underworld mafia don. One fine day Genelia happens to witness an accident where bunch of goons die. She uses this incident and she creates a fictional character ‘Velayutham’. When Vijay visits Chennai there are few bomb blasts planned but he prevents all the bomb blasts without his knowledge. So people start to think that he is Velayutham.

Genelia meets Vijay & tells him about the fictional character & Villain. Vijay initially hesitates to continue this fictional character but it so happens that he continues this character to panel the evil minds and save his villagers.

And rest of the film speaks about how Vijay takes over villain and his gang.


Vijay has entertained all classes of the audience who has followed the success path of the Kollywood Superstar Rajinikanth. Vijay too has set his own style to entertain the fan club. His style steals millions of hearts.

Hansika creates an impact on the audience.

Genelia gives a neat image of next door girl.

Santhanam’s comedy is another highlight of the movie.

Saranya Mohan as sister to Vijay has done justice to her character giving a neat performance from her part.

Shayali Shinde comes as a Villain.

The film also has MS Bhaskar, Sathyan, Illavarasu, Vincent Ashokan and Raaghav playing their roles perfectly.

Vijay Anthony tops the musical charts.

VT Vijayan’s editing plays a major part in the film.

Priyan’s camera showed different angels on the big screen.

Director Jayam Raja who is famous for successful remakes can now go for any number of big remakes with more Kollywood stars.


Velayutham a full length action masala entertainer promises to take Vijay’s career to another level of stardom. On the whole, ‘Velayudham’ marks the comeback of actor Vijay, who had most of his previous films not so good in its places.