Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya- Review

26 Feb

Vinnaithandi Varuvaya, the much expected and much-hyped movie of Gautam Vasudev Menon with Simbhu & Trisha in the lead is released today.The songs already hit the chartbusters with A.R.Rahman’s Magical Music which helped create anticipation for the movie. I watched FDFS (First Day First Show) today at Maayajaal 9 am show. It’s not only the music that induced me to watch the film FDFS, but it’s the director’s depiction of romance on screen right from his debut Minnale which I watched 3 times in theatres by bunking the college for first time. Even in action films like Kaakka Kaakka and Vettayadu Vilaiyadu and family drama like Vaaranam Aayiram, the romantic scenes are refreshing with cute & chirpy dialogues. Since it’s a full-fledged romantic movie I never wanna miss FDFS and this time I bunked office for the first time.

The movie is all about Karthik, an aspiring film maker and Jassi, a program Analyst working in Polaris. It starts in Jassi’s wedding at a Church where Karthik narrates his flashback. We simply forget Simbhu and Tisha and can see only karthik and Jassi romancing. He falls in Love with the ravishing Jassi at the first sight so similar to Surya’s Love at First Sight for Meghna in the directors previous movie Vaaranam Aayiram. He almost imitates Surya in most of the shots. He comes to know that she’s a year elder than him but still he proposes Jassi without knowing anything about her and she refuses it. She goes to Alleppy to spend a week vacation with her grandma. Soon Karthik follows her to Alleppy to say sorry to her.  This time the director himself has added a dialogue referring to VA. Seems Gautham is still in VA hangover. Meanwhile he befriends Ganesh, a cinematographer and tries to join as an assistant to director K.S.Ravikumar with his reference. Ganesh supports his love and accompanies him to Kerala. Karthik asks Jassi to forgive for his behaviour and wants to be a friend with her. Jassi likes the way he proposed and also the way he said sorry. She likes his courage and befriends him like Meghna of VA. She starts loving him but denies to accept it since his parents are staunch Christians  and will never allow to marry a Hindu guy. But she wants to be with him just as a friend. Their parents come to know about their affair and Jassi’s parents arrange for her marriage while Karthik’s parents shift their house to another area. Jassi leave for Kerala for her marriage. Karthik goes to Kerala with Ganesh and narrates the story to us till this part.

The story has the twist in its 2nd half which is the highlight of the movie. Unlike other Gautam movies, the 2nd half is pretty interesting despite its slow pace. I don’t want to disclose the twist. It has a very good feel of romance. I bet that it would rekindle your Love in the present and in the past and it would take a long time to come out of the impact.

Both Simbu and Trisha have given their best performances till date. Both of them share a good chemistry. Trisha sheds her glam doll role and steals our heart as Jassi. Simbhu sans his finger mannerisms, punch dialogues, double triple meaning sleazy dialogues makes a strong impression as Karthik. To say in Thamizh, adakki vaasichirukkaar. He’s simply mindblowing when he describes the girl in his heart. Apart from the lead couple it’s Ganesh who comes throughout the movie without breaking the flow of the movie. Thanks to Mr.Menon for not casting a popular comedian for that role which would be a compromise for C Center audience. K.S.Ravikumar comes now and then as director and makes us laugh st times. Bob Anthony, the yesteryear villain does a neat job as Trisha’s stubborn father. His brother looks like a pucca rowdy with Gautham’s rugged voice. We can’t believe it’s Trisha’s brother. Very bad choice. Her mother- Ayyo Paavam!!! Kitty and Uma padmanabhan are just okay as Simbhu’s parents. Why they were not shown in the 2nd half? His sister doesn’t make any mark. Simbhu’s voice modulation could have been better.

Music- The greatest asset of the movie right from the beginning till the end with excellent background score. I don’t like all the songs since they are lyrically-challenged. I thought Thamarai had less job to do with 6-7 lines per song with repetitive verses. But it’s so much related to the movie. Esp Kannukkul Kannai & Mannippaya. The bitter truth is the lyrics are dominated by Rahman’s Music unlike Harris’ who gives importance to lyrics in some songs. The picturisation of Hosannah, Omana Penne and Kannukkul Kannai are visual delight but I didn’t like my favourite Mannippaya on screen. It lacks the feel that Shreya Ghoshal has in her voice. It was picturized as a happy duet instead of the melancholic lyrics. It should have come after their separation. Similarly the picturization of Aaromale is also not so apt as far as the lyrics are concerned.

Manoj Paramahamsa is the eye of the director. The locales of Alappuzha, Malta Island, and Sinbhu-Trisha’s house are treat to watch. We can feel the story is happening in our next home. He’s done a fabulous job post Eeram.

A special mention to singer Chinmayi who has done a wonderful job by lending her voice to Trisha with exact Tamil and Malayalam accents. The way she says Karthik is sooooo lovely and romantic. Does she have a BF named Karthik? Great job Chins! Also to Nalini Sriram for giving decent and elegant costumes to Trisha and making her looking gorgeous. (Esp the first blue saree till the red saree in the climax). Simbhu too looks so smart with his casual shirts.

On a whole, the movie is a must-watch. If you watch movies for time-pass and expect action, masala, item numbers, it’s not your cuppa. It’s not for those who see movies, it for those who feel movies. After Alaipayuthe, I loved this as a full and full romantic movie without any action, comedy sequences (almost after a decade). Don’t miss it if u love LOVE!

My Rating : 4/5


Posted by on February 26, 2010 in Filmy Freak, Koffee with Kaaru, Movies


29 responses to “Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya- Review

  1. Arutprakash

    February 26, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    i love ths flim . all youth’s must watch the flim. Rahman is magic. Trisha s so sweet and simbu too. goutham again rocks. Its feel good love story going intense…………….
    By Arutprakash

    • Kaaru

      February 27, 2010 at 4:40 pm

      Dear Arutprakash, welcome to my Blog. As u said, it’s an intense love story. Best performance of Simbhu n Trisha till date.
      ARR’s music is really magical.

  2. DivYA

    February 26, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Nice Review. Seeing your blog first time. Refreshing like coffee. Keep writing.

    • Kaaru

      February 27, 2010 at 4:51 pm

      Hi Divya, welcome to my blog. Thanks for ur valuable comments. Keep visiting my profile and keep posting ur comments

  3. balasrini

    March 1, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Lovely movie… first time full length romantic movie from Gowtham… I just loved the movie frame by frame…

  4. Kaaru

    March 2, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Hey Bala, I know u wud like the movie. I was thinking of you while wathing it for the first time

  5. abhijith marathakam

    March 7, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    It’s not for those who see movies, it for those who feel movies…
    I AGREEE…..and i love movies…………

  6. venu

    March 8, 2010 at 12:41 am

    I like this movie and also your comments abt this movie… dialouges are cool like – karthick will say i’ll explain in my first movie and in the climax jassi will ask karthi “how did u got my number” and karthick will say i’ll explain in my 2nd movie – thats a cool one.

  7. Karthik

    March 8, 2010 at 6:35 am

    Nice review! Searched for VTV and got here! Keep up the good work!! I just loved the movie, though was confused on the way the story unfolded. But from the next day, I started liking the movie more and more!!

  8. Deepak

    March 8, 2010 at 7:40 am

    Thambi!!!! 🙂 ini unna vaada poda nu lam kooppida maataen, VAANGA PONGA nae kooppidaraen!!!!!! :-)..
    Un blog la, tea kutty pathiyum konjam ezhudhalam la??? 🙂
    Our CV & d proposals!!!!!!!!! 🙂
    If gowtham sees it, he would direct tis story na!!!!! 🙂 🙂 :-)..

  9. SaintIndian

    March 9, 2010 at 4:00 am

    Music from ARR sucks big time, dont know whats going on with him.

  10. Vasanth

    March 9, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    I really went mad after seeing the movie
    watched it three times and still not satisfied
    my goodness how can one portray real life situations as it is and how did trisha and simbu bring out the chemistry???
    gautam menon is a breed apart other film makers
    manoj paramahamsa is simply fantastic with his close ups
    ar rahman is rocking in bgm
    nalini sriram has done a great job in making simbhu look handsome and trisha gorgeous
    im suggesting all my friends to see the movie
    im literally doing publicity for the movie
    its such a feel good movie and close to my heart!!!!!!!
    I love it

  11. Chakravarthy

    March 12, 2010 at 10:24 am

    Dear Mr… Really Its very good review so far i read in net. well I’have one doubt need clarification. Actually i saw this movie in Telugu at hyderabad as per the sources for in Telugu by keeping the Stardom of the Hero who acted in place Silambarasan Climax Entirely changed. And i failed to watch the movie in tamil as it not released so far in hyderabad. Will u say exactly the climax of the movie. Thought in Telugu Gautham given Happy end her for the sake of Fans and Strdom i want to know original one . Please revert me

    • Kaaru

      March 13, 2010 at 2:06 am

      Hi Chakravarthy,

      Welcome to my blog. Thanks for sharing ur time to read my review and dropping valuable comment. In Tamil climax the couple don’t get united. Trisha is married and Simbhu is left alone. The climax is one of the best climaxes in recent times. Do watch in Tamil

  12. Faraz

    March 15, 2010 at 1:58 am

    “It’s not for those who see movies, it for those who feel movies.” – I totally agree with this line… And its a very good review, loved the way u’ve handled each aspect with equal importance. And it so happens that I agree with it. These were the thoughts going thru my head when I finished watching it. Just watched it for a 2nd time and I’m sure I’ll watch it another time after a while.

    Please keep reviewing – U’ve got urself a follower!

    Cheers… tc

    • Kaaru

      March 17, 2010 at 1:50 am

      Hi Faraz, welcome to my blog. Thanks for sharing ur time to post ur valuable comment. Tha movie had an impact on me the whole day after watching it. Such a lovely movie. Expecting more such movies from Gautam.

  13. madhav

    March 15, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    hey iam madhav,

    ths is a romantic lovestory.especially direction is very good.

    ten the camera work,art,editing,costume designing, was very good.

  14. Arun Kumar. M

    April 3, 2010 at 4:02 am

    Really it is a good movie.. I felt like its my own story as most of the scene has come across in my life.. I badly miss my gal frnd who can never be my lyf partner in this birth..:-(

    ARR simply rocks…. he has given one another best of his musix….

    I loved Simbu’s acting skill for the first time…!!!

    Gautham…. he is an good assest to the tamil film industry…!!! what a man is he,,,,,,

    My fav dialouges in this movies are many… especially the one from Trisha “That moment has gone” when Simbu returns from Goa just to see Tirsha..!!!

    Vinnai thaandi varuvaya is an LOVE ICON…!!!

  15. Sasi

    April 7, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Its 12:42 AM here and I just finished watching Vinnai thaandi varuvaaya .. I have a habit of reading reviews after I watch a movie to see how much others get along with my opinion about the movie. I googled and for some reasons I chose your blog. Your review about the film shows how much you have enjoyed it. I loved the movie too .. I had my own love life too and frankly speaking, most of the scenes seemed to have happened in my life too .. kudos to Gautham for having captured typical guy ‘n gal mentality .. am sure this will kindle reminiscences of past / present love for so many of our folks … am sure anyone who had/has the spell of love will be able to connect with this film much better .. But, luckily my love dint leave any painful remark on me .. I am happily married to my love and now with a kid 🙂 seriously wish, could have seen Karthik / Jassi together on screen 🙂

    • Kaaru

      April 13, 2010 at 3:11 pm

      Hi Sasi, Welcome to my Blog. Thanks for sharing your views.

  16. adithya

    May 8, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Hey great review man !!!!! i just love this movie !!!!

    • Kaaru

      May 9, 2010 at 1:16 pm

      @Adithya, Thanks a lot for ur comments.

  17. Aneetaa

    May 8, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    awesome blog…nice reviews and I felt the same way about the music and lyrics for VTV….Thamarai – HJ combo is the best

    • Kaaru

      May 9, 2010 at 1:13 pm

      @ Aneetaa, welcome to my blog and thanks for spending ur time and sharing ur views. VTS is really a great movie with Musical Treat. Delight for Eyes, Ears and Heart too…

  18. Darg

    May 12, 2010 at 4:50 am

    Great review for an awesome movie..A well-made thamizh movie after a long time..What other movies do you think are in this league? (Other than GM’s previous movies)

    • Kaaru

      May 12, 2010 at 1:42 pm

      @Darg, Welcome to my Blog and thanks for ur comments. As I’ve mentioned it’s a full-length romantic movie after Alaipayuthey. I can’t think any other movie in recent times

  19. Vaishali

    June 16, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Great review! I recently watched Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya and really liked it. Loved the twist in the second half…and the scenery was gorgeous. But Trisha’s voice is dubbed? Why? She’s fluent in Tamil so why dub her voice? I’m confused because her voice is also dubbed in Telugu movies too right?

  20. Ashwin

    December 9, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    I cant express ma feelings..

    Dis fillm……Beyond the words…

    Nothing to Say…

    I saw dis film more than 38 times….and till it continous..

    in ma mob..only d songs in dis movie…

    Nothing to say..


  21. Sadhuu

    February 21, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    “Romba Azhagaa iruppa..
    Romba intense aana oru ponnu..
    Enna avalukku romba pudikkum
    Paatha udanae avalukku enna pudichu poachu, athu appdiyae enaakum easy aayiduchu.
    Nee pona illa, enakku puriyala vera yen nu.. oru 3maasathula sari aayiruchu aanaa…. then I feel better.. athukku appram vaazhkkai nallaa thaa poyittu irukku…..
    ava nalla height Jessie..
    Curly hair, full ah illa, konjam inga irunthu mattum..
    oru mathiri sirippaa irukkum ava nadakkum bothu, funny walk..
    nalla voice avalukku, ketta vaarthai pesunaa avalukku pudikkaathu..
    saree thaa neraiyaa kattuvaa, athuvae oru vidhiyaasam thaa..
    slim; simple; make up ellaa poda maatta..
    very beautiful, paathukittae irukkalaa pola irukkum..
    enna avalukku romba pudikkum..
    bike la enkooda neraiya suthirukka..
    Naa kiss pannirukkaen avala..Neraiya pesuva, malayaala vaasam veesum ava paechula..
    Athukkae gaali naa..
    verumanae katti pudichu 3 mani naeram ukkaanthirukkaen..
    ava kaala thottirukkaen..
    Really I cried on these dialouges…
    I Just Love the film and I feel the Pain of Karthik..
    And finally the dialogue, ” Thanks Jessie, Unnaala thaa intha padamae”
    Wow! How touching!!!


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