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Villu

Director: Prabhu Deva

Cast: Vijay, Nayanthara

No wonder Prabhu deva gives vijay a superman kind of introduction in Villu, because be it flying in air, planting bombs as easily as blinking the eye, riding jet boats and aircrafts and finally raising from deep sand after death to avenge the antagonists, Vijay does everything. Prabhu is also not far behind; from writing gibberish B-grade comedy track to lifting every scene in the movie from some movie or the other, Prabhu tries everything. He even surpasses Vijay with the faith cum sentiment cum fantasy cum utter stupid climax projecting Vijay as the son of the soil.

 

Story-wise like any Vijay film there is nothing to mention. The formula adapted by MGR half a century back and followed by Rajini later in being the chauvinistic youth who molests the heroine in every manner possible till she falls in love with him is used here too. Even the dialogues used to boast Vijay's image throughout the movie are lifted from various Rajini movies. Few sequences are even inspired from Billa, thanks to Devi's poor lift of that movie's theme music. Like any Vijay film, after every high octane fight sequence a song comes to let Nayanthara do for what she was paid for.

 

All said, Vijay does entertain you; be it the dance sequences or the comic situation, he scores like only he does. The aircraft fight sequence and Vijay's escape after that are well conceived. Such situations are very less yet when they come your hands automatically goes to clap; an example being the punch line- "do you know who you are up against? " And in reply – "do you know who is against you!"

 

Technically an average film, which tries to look rich, yet fails due to the yellows and greens chosen as wardrobe. Watch it, if you like B-grade masala movies.

 

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