Chandi Veeran repeats the same message of Kamal Haasan’s Thevar Magan—violence won’t help the humankind to move forward and all the natural resources belongs to everyone.
The film begins with Bose Venkat gets murdered in the battle between two villages and his own son Paari (Atharvaa Murali) sees it at his very young age. Later, as an adult Paari goes to Singapore to earn money and returns back to his own village but there is no change, he could still that both the villages are fighting for water from a common water reservoir which is under the control of a powerful village industrialist (Lal).
Interestingly, Atharvaa also falls in love with the industrialist’s daughter Thamarai (Atharavaa) so our hero has two reasons to fight against the baddie. Does he win? Watch out on big screen…
Director Sarkunam actually has tried to convey a rural entertainer with maximum violence and minimum message but the packaging lacks flavor and convincing screenplay. Yes, there is no flow in the movie as the cuts are hush-hush and one couldn’t see a stable lengthy shot in the movie.
Also, the first half of the movie majorly deals with the romance of Atharvaa and Anandhi. May be, the director should have actually concentrated on the core plot instead of the stereotypical romance portions.
Another drawback of the movie is that the climax is too preachy and the dialogues are not at all convincing. Protagonist changing the entire village with his ten minutes speech is definitely over the board and clichéd.
Overall, if you like rural commercial cinema with regular clichés, go for Chandi Veeran otherwise stay away!