After playing suave urban roles in his last few outings, Ajith is back in a mass avatar aimed at impressing the masses. He does that rightly so but in the process gives us a mediocre product that reeks of violence and lacks logic.
The story revolves around Vinayagam (played by Ajith) who stands up for the people he cares by putting his life on the line. He has raised his four brother singlehandedly, and therefore, he is loved and respected by them. But when situation forces Vinayagam to put down his arms for the sake of love, will he do it?
The title ‘Veeram’ stands synonymous to Ajith’s character of a courageous, lion-hearted man. He is as usual charismatic in his role and plays his rural character with ease. But sadly his performance is complemented by a clichéd story that has milked dry over the years. Siva, who has made films like Souryam and Siruthai, doesn’t quite put any effort to make the film likable. It’s as commercially flawed as any film is in this genre has been in Tamil cinema over the years.
Siva’s Souryam was as violent as Veeram, but he presented it nicely with a satisfying family sentiment. But that’s absent in this film that completely relies on Ajith’s presence and expects him to carry it singlehandedly as he raises his brothers in the film. The direction is mediocre and so is the music by DSP, who gives us an awful soundtrack and jarring background score.
Tamil cinema’s commercial films need punch dialogues but too much of it is always bad. The dialogues penned by Bharathan are razor-sharp to some extent but they don’t carry enough sentimental quotients to make the fights and exchanges meaningful.
Actors who play Ajith’s brothers hardly have any screen presence despite being always seen together in all scenes. Tamannah is merely reduced to a Barbie doll, while Santhanam provides some laughter in the role of a lawyer.view less