Behind the Movie Vetadu Ventadu: Infact Vishal is one of those rare actors who developed parallel market in Telugu and Tamil. However, the recent flops were disappointing and this time he teamed with Thiru and Trisha to bring this entertaining thriller flick. Let us see, what is this project all about?
In the Movie Vetadu Ventadu: Shankar (Vishal) is the son of a forest officer who is in love with Roopa (Sunaina). Into the very second episode of story, Roopa breaks up with Shankar to go abroad on a silly reason. Antagonized Shankar suffers with the loss of his girl friend but soon packs his bags to Bangkok receiving the letter from Roopa who wanted him to arrive in Thailand. On board the flight, Shankar meets fun loving co-passenger Maya (Trisha) who helps him clear the immigration checks. Unfortunately, Roopa does not arrive at airport and Shankar begins the search with the help of a cop (Sampath Raj).
Confusions begin to creep in Shankar's life once his idenity is mistakenly assumed as a businessman. While he is respected by some, he is targeted by others. Amidst all the disorientation for Shankar, there comes in villains Fredrick (JD Chakravarthy) and Rajesh (Manoj Bajpayee). What is the bettiShankarng game they are playing with Shankar and how does our hero trap them in return in this cat andmouse game is the rest.
Values of the Movie Vetadu Ventadu: What is so special about this subject is Hollywood flavored suspense thriller. Such genre of films require strong screenplay magic with back to back twists and turns. However, Ventadu Vetadu has the scope to create the same but director Thiru was only half successful. The ground well built for a nerve breaking thriller fails to capitalize later on in second half. Richard M Nathan's camerawork was awesome while editing by Anthony Ruben could have been far better. Yuvan's score for songs is weak while Dharan Kumar's background is reverbarating. More than all, composition of stunts was the good work. Dialogues by Sheshank Vennelakanti are also just mediocre. Production values of 5 Colors are top notch.
Perfomrance wise Vishal has done good job as a perplexed guy who is buried deep in a screenplay written by baddies. He is brilliant in action scenes. Trisha looks pretty young and glamorous in skimpy costumes. JD Chakravarthy and Manoj Bajpayee enter late into story and are definitely unusual with embellished dialogues and gestures. Sunaina's role is just limited while Sampath Raj and Sreeman did their part well.
Out of the Movie Vetadu Ventadu: For all those regular moviegoers who wait for innovative plots might be thrilled to see this genre. Definitely there is a bit of interest created in second half where twists and turns unlock the clues but a better screenplay and more excitement filled narration could have helped the final output. Movie is slick with moderate pace added by rich production values excelled the grandeur on-screen. However, director Thiru himself seems to have fallen in confusion in the process of confusing the audience.
Telugu audience who love entertaining comedy mixed into the main plot will miss the same here. Songs hindered the flow and director took extreme cinematic liberties missing core logics necessary for a thriller. Yet Thiru narrated what he has fixed in mind missing the cleverness. Despite numerous flaws, VV entertains to some extent with stylish presentation of new content.
Cinejosh Verdict of Vetadu Ventadu: Neither Haunting Nor Hunting.
Cinejosh Rating: 2.75/5
Reviewed by Srivaas