‘Veetla Vishesham’ film evaluate: RJ Balaji’s ‘Badhaai Ho’ remake is a hilarious drama


The movie manages to tick all the suitable packing containers and does justice to the supply materials

The movie manages to tick all the suitable packing containers and does justice to the supply materials

When it was introduced that actor-filmmaker RJ Balaji would remake Amit Ravindernath Sharma’s 2018 Hindi comedy-drama Badhaai Ho, the intrigue was concerning the filmmaking method that he would take. This was as a result of the unique was each in Balaji’s zone — for its humour and socially related theme — and away — for its refined type. Luckily, Veetla Vishesham has every thing we like about Balaji, making it each grounded and humourous. Sarcastically, it’s severe in nature as nicely, particularly when in comparison with LKG and Mookuthi Amman, the opposite latest movies that had him within the lead.

The movie follows the lifetime of Ilango (Balaji), whose life turns into chaotic when his middle-aged mother and father (performed by Urvashi and Sathyaraj) announce that they’re about to develop into mother and father but once more. Dealing with humiliation and mock from society, the household of 5, which additionally consists of Elango’s brother and grandmother (KPAC Lalitha), are pressured to fastidiously manoeuvre their private and social lives.

In the course of the promotions for the movie, Balaji, who has directed the movie together with NJ Saravanan, stored suggesting that he checked out this as a chance to ‘higher’ the unique, a regular promise advised for all remakes. Fortunately right here, this doesn’t develop into a case of a pie within the sky. The makers appear to have been clear about what to retain from the unique and what to depart out. Even in scenes that appeared straight out the unique screenplay, one thing contemporary and quirky is added. This occurs proper from the introduction scene, a shot-by-shot reproduction that moreover has a terrific comedic alternate involving actor Deepa Shankar, who performs one of many neighbours.

Many of those new additions embody carefully-placed Tamil cinema and pop-culture references. For example, the well-known ‘Naan Seidha Kurumbu’ music from Rajinikanth’s Moondru Mugam seems out of the blue throughout a hilarious non-verbal alternate. Equally, Tamil music composers Anirudh Ravichander and Hip Hop Tamizha are talked about in a joke, including a layer to its counterpart within the authentic.

Even music is innovatively used to elicit nostalgia. The very best one is in a good looking scene that includes the elder couple, by which ‘Sippi Irukkuthu’ from Balachander’s Varumayin Niram Sivappu is referred to; the scene ends with a remixed instrumental rating of the traditional music that solely provides to the temper.

Veetla Vishesham

Director: RJ Balaji, N J Saravanan

Forged: RJ Balaji, Urvashi, Sathyaraj, Aparna Balamurali

Storyline: When a middle-aged woman will get pregnant, a household of 5 have to tug themselves collectively to cope with the problems

Veetla Vishesham is an assortment of many types of comedy, that additionally consists of tragicomedy, situational comedy, slapstick, and Balaji’s well-known witty counters. As one would possibly count on, the movie additionally tones down its intercourse jokes and intimacy, in all probability in a bid to make the topic family-friendly

The way in which the characters are written additionally work in its favour. Ilango is written as a struggling character with a conservative method to issues, one thing that doesn’t go nicely together with his girlfriend (performed by Aparna Balamurali). This arc ties with the general storyline. The ability dynamics between the daddy and the son helps the movie’s development, and the drama within the sequences involving Sathyaraj and Urvashi is, fortunately, sans melodrama.

A still from ‘Veetla Vishesham’

A nonetheless from ‘Veetla Vishesham’
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Urvashi and KPAC Lalitha give their every thing to the characters and that is greatest displayed in an excellent tear-jerker of a scene between these two ultimately. One can’t say the identical for lead actor Balaji, whose onscreen struggles throughout sentimental sequences develop into too obvious.

Past comparisons with the unique, Veetla Vishesham manages to face by itself as a well-written drama that takes its theme severely and as an entertainer that leaves the viewers in splits throughout common intervals. That is additionally in all probability RJ Balaji’s first movie with an ‘introduction card’. Additionally it is a movie that appears to be introducing to audiences what one would possibly assumed because the ‘RJ Balaji Cinematic Universe’ (RJBCU). Will this develop into the season of cinematic universes in Tamil cinema?

Veetla Vishesham is at the moment operating in theatres


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