Vaayai Moodi Pesavum – Movie Review
Visuals & Music
Silence speaks Volumes
"Vaayai Moodi Pesavum" is a pleasant summer chill-out camp. The movie brings down its pace at parts in second half and the silence can be a gamble. Overall 'Fun'tastic time at the cinema hall.
Cast : Dulquer Salman, Nazriya Nazim, Madhoo, Pandirajan, Kaali Venkat, John Vijay, Robo Shankar, Balaji Mohan, RJ Balaji & Others
Music : Sean Roldan
Cinematography : Soundararajan
Editing : Abhinav Sunder Nayak
Written & Directed by : Balaji Mohan
Produced by – Sashi Kanth & Varun Manian
Distribution – Red Giant Movies
Run Time : 2:19:00
Release Date : 25-04-2014
From the team that brought “Kadhalil Sothapathuvathu Yeppadi” comes another light hearted venture titled “Vaayai Moodi Pesavum.”
The movie starts off at Panimalai, a hill station filled with colorful characters. Enter Aravind (Dulquer Salman), who is a sales representative with a vision of becoming an RJ for a local radio station. He believes all problems can be solved by talking and negotiating, and runs along solving problems surrounding him. In contrast to Aravind’s personality comes Anjana (Nazriya Nazim) who is a very unhappy personality who feels talking leads to problems. Working for a government hospital as a junior doctor, she is unhappy with the fact that her father had married for the second time to Vidhya (Madhoo) and is unable to accept her as a step-mother in her life. There comes a day where RJ Balaji visits Panimalai as a guest in one of the local radio stations for a special programme. RJ Balaji coughs precariously and loses his voice. On investigating this strange disease, the doctor comes to know about a new wide-spread flu titled “Dumb Flu” and predicts it as a severe threat to the society. Sundaralingam (Pandiarajan) who comes in as the health minister takes charge to resolve this new menace. Aravind meets Anjana while he catches the flu and they interact on a frequent basis through consultation, thereby developing a soft corner for Anjana. However, on the other hand Anjana has her relationship issues with her current boy friend who seems to be over possessive and wants to dominate her. How the flu becomes endemic to Panimalai and its impacts form the rest of the story.
The second half goes into complete silent mode by resting the ears and keeping your vision occupied. The movie revolves around multiple/selected characters and their emotions.
The story-line seems to be fresh and breezy and it elevates the narration to a different level. Sean Roldan practically holds the movie with his moving background score. Balaji Mohan has handled a huge cast that fits the bill and ensured that the characters are not miscast. Cinematography by Soundararajan takes away the heat with his cool visuals of the hill station. Editor Abhinav Sundar Nayak should be lauded for his effective cuts at right junctures. The Sundaralingam mash-up is quite enjoyable.
Dulquer Salman takes a daring walk to the Kollywood industry after having a good run in the Malayalam film industry. Nazriya does justice to her role and fills the candy space in the movie. The other hyped character in the movie which is of Madhoo had less screen presence but backs it up with her emotional expressions. Pandiarajan, Vinu Chakaravarthy, Robo Shankar, Ramesh, John Vijay and many others who are in supporting roles end up putting a good show. Special mention for Robo Shankar for his performance as “Mattai Ravi.” He places a big foot and leaves the audience in splits throughout. Balaji Mohan who did a cameo in his previous venture, has extended his screen presence as a news reader and keeps it live & exclusive.
Overall, “Vaayai Moodi Pesavum” is a pleasant summer chill-out camp. The movie brings down its pace at parts in second half and the silent scenes are certainly a gamble.