Vishal, after a critically acclaimed performance in Bala's Avan Ivan has decided to re-visit his roots with Vedi (remade from 'Shouryam', a Telugu super hit). Claimed to be a 'mass masala' entertainer, it had all the cliches going for it:
1. A story line with revenge as the epicenter
2. A brainless heroine falling head over heals for the hero for no reason
3. A brassy villain with his bunch of long-haired henchmen
4. 3 duet songs with an item number
5. Some rehashed comedy
6. Action which will drain you off till the end.
If we mix all these in any proportion, we land up with Vedi. Obviously logic goes for a toss from the start till the end. By the time when the movie progresses towards the climax, one can easily get infuriated and nothing much can be done about it as every bit of energy is lost to tide over it.
Vivek's comedy, tried to raise a few laughter in the first half, but reminds me of his 'Dhool' days and is completely overshadowed with the mindless proceedings.
Sayaaji Shinde, who is portrayed as a powerful villain is reduced to a stature of a buffoon. All henchmen who were much heavier and better built than Vishal were beaten by him with a few kicks.
Music by Vijay Antony is a huge let down and BGM is completely cacophonous as a hen yard.
Technicalities for this flick have not reserved a place in this review.
Another mindless action movie from Prabhu Deva's stable.
Verdict: Avoidable - Its going to be 'Vedi' at the box office!