Plot & Narration
Fun Factor & Music
A passable comic actioner
Veera’s script is incomplete in its portion although it could have been a complete one with a little more dose of mass. There is something new to notice that everybody had negative shades but little more spice to the narration could have made Veera a fine gangster film.
Cast: Krishna, Iswarya Menon, Karunakaran, Thambi Ramaiah, Yogi Babu, Motta Rajendran, Naren & others
DOP: Kumaran & Vignesh
Music: Leon James
BGM: SN Prasad
Editing: TS Suresh
Stunts: Don Ashok
Written by: Bakkiyam Sankar
Release Date: 16-02-2018
Run Time: 02:08:00
With a gangster plot featuring an array of rough faces, one would expect it to be a blood splashing show but it quietly ends on a comical note. Veera’s script is incomplete in its portion although it could have been a complete one with a little more dose of mass.
The film starts off well as a raw film with a background voice over of how youngsters are pulled into politics and how they are used to be in power. A group of youngsters in North Chennai wants to take over an association (Mandram) and control the area. One among them is Krishna (Veeramuthu) who is backed up by his friend Karunkaran (Pachamuthu). They have been treated as third level rowdies and they look into every chance to get the leader’s post in the association since the current leader of the association Sura murugan has no good terms with Krishna and looks to corner him in all the meetings.
Meanwhile Krishna gets advice from Thambi Ramaiah, a long standing member of the group and goes to Radharavi to learn some skills and ends up in jail because of a mishap. Krishna in jail meets up with another gangster and seeks his help to take control of the association; in return he asks him a favour to kidnap the heroine Iswarya Menon, daughter of Adukalam Naren, a don. Did Krishna help the gangster and how he manages Naren and
whether he takes the control over the association forms the plot.
Thambi ramaiah played his role sensibly, Mottai Rajendran, Yogi Babu, Naren have all justified their roles. Although a few of their characters are incomplete with a slight lag to the narration, they have the potential and could have been utilized well.
An almost second lead, played by Karunakaran enjoy a promotion in Veera in terms of the character. Iswarya Menon had underplayed her role to her part with a tinge of negative shade as well. In terms of the script, there is
something new to notice that everybody had negative shades but little more spice to the narration could have made Veera a fine gangster film.
As far as the technical aspects go, the Music and BGM add weight to the narration. The runtime almost saved the show, thanks to the editor TS Suresh and the film is well set up with the backgrounds.
Overall, Veera is nicely placed but the unwanted lags and a slight confusion to keep the film in a serious note misfires. A comical script attempted by the director to satisfy audiences has worked only adequately.