Vedi is a story of a young man who goes to Kolkata in search of his sister and gets stuck with a local don whose son is after the young mans life. Meanwhile, the heroine who is being troubled by the dons boys, seeks help from the hero. The story that follows shows how the hero accomplishes his mission of destructing the peopl...more
Vedi is a story of a young man who goes to Kolkata in search of his sister and gets stuck with a local don whose son is after the young mans life. Meanwhile, the heroine who is being troubled by the dons boys, seeks help from the hero. The story that follows shows how the hero accomplishes his mission of destructing the people responsible for spoiling his familys happiness. less
Prabhudeva chooses to direct a formula film after the lukewarm response he received for his romantic outing, Engeyum Kaadhal. He picks an average Telugu film to remake and makes a below average film overflowing with filmy cliches.
Vishal plays Prabhakaran, a fearless cop who challenges the most dreaded extortionist (played once again by Sayaji Shinde) in Thoothukudi and puts him behind bars. He then ventures on his mission to find his long lost sister and traces her in Kolkata. Just like in many bad scripts, Kolkata is filled with Tamilians and he has no communication problems and finds her very easily, thanks to cinematic coincidences. Sameera Reddy is Paru who falls for his machismo after some initial (obviously, mindless) clashes. Sayaji Shinde gets out of jail and follows Vishal to Kolkata with his goons to thwart his noble plans. After some flashbacks, fights, abductions and blood shed, all ends well.
Prabhudeva wanted to make a quickie, nothing wrong. But that he does not bother to add even one fresh element is completely unacceptable. An old fashioned plot, hackneyed screenplay, average performances, uninspiring climax... ordinariness and predictability at their pinnacle. This filmy Kolkata is totally unsafe as there is not a single cop in sight in all this melee of violence and blood shed.
Vishal desperately tries to become a mass hero once again and kicks away all the appreciation he had received for Avan Ivan. He needs to understand that such mass heroes are fast becoming a dying breed. Sameera plays the typical heroine in a formula film and has nothing much to do. But she is quite likeable and looks fetching in the song sequences. Poonam Kaur as the sister does not make a big impression. Vivek does a patented Vadivelu act and succeeds in making you miss Vadivelu. Urvasi as the madcap doctor who treats a dying Sayaji Shinde is partly funny and partly annoying.
R D Rajasekhar's cinematography is nothing mind-blowing. Some song locations do look fresh,though. Vijay Anthonys music is very ordinary. Except 'Ippadi mazhai adithaal' which is hummable other songs are easily forgettable. The supposedly innovative art direction in the 'Rightaa' song hardly impresses.
A film filled with everything that is done-to-death, flaws included.