Review By : Movie Run Time : 2 hours 12 minutes
Censor Rating : U
Veera Sivaji (aka) Veera Sivaji review
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Production: S Nandha Gopal
Cast: John Vijay, Motta Rajendran, Robo Shankar, Shamili, Vikram Prabhu, Yogi Babu
Direction: Ganesh Vinayak
Screenplay: Ganesh Vinayak
Story: Ganesh Vinayak
Music: D Imman
Background score: D Imman
Cinematography: M Sukumar
Editing: Ruben
Art direction: Lalgudi N Ilaiyaraja

Sivaji (Vikram Prabhu), is a middle-class youngster who leads a simple life like the majority of the youngsters. He faces one particular situation, which demands a ransom amount. He tries to get the money and gets trapped into the plan of a money mafia group. Did Sivaji get the money he wanted? Did he escape from the money mafia group? Looks like an interesting plot right?

Though the core plot of the movie is interesting, the way it is executed is disappointing. There are so many masala additions to add up to the commercial value. One will not miss witnessing at least one Thala - Thalapathy reference in films releasing these days. Veera Sivaji doesn’t miss out either. Within the first fifteen minutes, there are three Vijay references, and throughout the film, you can see much more.

From the very first scene, a lead-in voice over for hero's intro, till the climax fight, everything falls on the template commercial pattern. The first half of the film looks very much elongated and is predictable at many places. The cuteness of the baby in Thavazhndhidum Thangapoove number is beautifully captured,  but other songs do not make an impact.

Vikram Prabhu’s performance is neat, but something stops us from accepting him as a mass hero. Shamili, the Anjali papa, makes her debut as a female lead in this film. It is a templated role for the beauty, where she has to fall in love with the hero and sing duet songs. Robo Shankar and Yogi Babu’s chemistry have worked out really well and their characterisation is inspired from the famous chocolate advertisement brothers. John Vijay and Motta Rajendran are very much quirky, while Vinodhini does justice to her role. Special mention to the girl, who has played Vinodhini’s daughter.

The technical finesse is impressive, with Sukumar’s visuals being a backbone. Ruben’s cuts are stylish as usual, but the screenplay lag couldn’t be helped by him either. Though you get a deja-vu feel, D.Imman’s background score is powerful and massy. Ganesh Vinayak has got an interesting story, which is not clearly woven into an engaging film. Had the screenplay been more engaging, rather than sticking to the template, it would have worked a lot better.


Verdict: An interesting plot falls flat with a loose screenplay


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( 2.0 / 5.0 )





Review by : Behindwoods Review Board
Album Release Date : Aug 31,2016

D.Imman’s latest album for Vikram Prabhu - Shamili starrer Veera Sivaji has a lot of interesting elements such as a song by Simbu, one by Bombay Jayashree and interestingly a song by Vaikom Vijayalakshmi in Arunraja Kamaraj’s lyrics. Find out how the album has turned out:

Thaarumaaru Thakkalisoru
Singers: Simbu, Deepak, Maria Roe Vincent
Lyrics: Rokesh

STR crooning for Rokesh’s raving lyrics is a highlight in the album. Seemingly aimed at becoming a social media storm, the song has a peppy horse-hoof beat that has the potential to easily make it to the bathroom singer’s playlist. There is another version of this song sung by Deepak and we wonder which of these will feature in the film.

Adada Adada
Singers: Sriram Parthasarathy & Shreya Ghoshal
Lyrics: Yugabharathi

Strings, Santoor and Shreya Ghoshal along with Sriram Parthasarathy and soothing smooth progressive beats easily makes this the better song in the album for the radio junkie. Has an impressive orchestration which should work magic in theaters

Singers: Vaikom Vijayalaksmi
Lyrics: Arunraja Kamaraj

Vaikom Vijaylakshmi’s voice is a revelation through this song for being a great choice for an item number. You can feel her tone dancing to the tune of sitar and sarangi, rhyming with rhythm through the well-written words of Arunraja Kamaraj. Even then, we feel the song fails to register even after ample listens.

Thavazhnthidum Thangapoove
Singers: Bombay Jayashri

Awesome lyrics with an applauding composition and the alluring voice of Bombay Jayashree. What more do you need in a song? Thavazhnthidum Thangapoove will easily crawl into the playlist of the mature at heart.

One Man show
Imman has done well to make Veera Sivaji’s theme and give the film it’s unique identity through an aptly titled track.

Verdict: Veera Sivaji is a typical Imman treat
( 2.75 / 5.0 )


Veera Sivaji (aka) Veera Sivaji

Veera Sivaji (aka) Veera Sivaji is a Tamil movie. John Vijay, Motta Rajendran, Robo Shankar, Shamili, Vikram Prabhu, Yogi Babu are part of the cast of Veera Sivaji (aka) Veera Sivaji. The movie is directed by Ganesh Vinayak. Music is by D Imman. Production by S Nandha Gopal, cinematography by M Sukumar, editing by Ruben and art direction by Lalgudi N Ilaiyaraja.