Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam (VVS )

Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam (VVS ) is a Tamil Comedy film which takes you to jolly good fun ride. As the name suggests, is all about a bunch of carefree, good-for-nothing youngsters who are constantly at loggerheads with the older generation in their village. The laugh-spinning line-up of Sivakarthikeyan, Soori and Sathyaraj makes it enjoyable to the hilt.

Touted to be a complete laugh riot, the film features Sivakarthikeyan and Sathyaraj in lead roles along with Parotta Soori and Telugu actress Sri Divya, who plays the female lead. Actor Bindu Madhavi makes a cameo in the film. What works big-time for the film are the dialogues of Rajesh M, the most successful comedy director in Kollywood today and debutant director Ponram’s packaging. Their job is to tickle the audience’s funny bone.

The film is produced by P Madan of Escape Artists Motion Pictures and is directed by Pon Ram, a former associate of Rajesh who has penned the dialogues for the film. The story is wafer thin and can be written in one page. Bosepandi(Sivakarthikeyan) is a jolly good fellow in a small village who runs a club for youngsters mainly loafers! He locks horn with the highly egoistic and arrogant village chief Sivanandi (Sathyaraj) over the running of the local festival leading to friction. And its total bedlam when Bose falls for Sivanadi’s daughter (Sri Divya)!

VVS is able to keep you engrossed for 2 hours and 38 minutes only because of the gags and the perfect casting. We are introduced to Bosepandi, the fun-loving leader of the Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam and the secretary Kodi (Parotta Soori). Together they create a lot of trouble for the villagers who consider them to be pain in their neck. The television turned Sivakarthikeyan is terrific as Bosepandi because he makes this yarn look so believable on screen with his body language, eyes and dialogue delivery. His endearing presence makes it a delight to watch him on the screen, and his fans will definitely not be disappointed.

Soori plays his friend to perfection with his easy laid back role in a rural setting. Sri Divya is pretty and is apt with her girl-next door looks and Bindu Madhavi in a cameo is the scene stealer as the teacher.

And finally director Ponram smartly puts the most solid of actors , Sathyaraj at the heart of this slapstick madness. He is able to convey toughness and at the same time has impeccable comic timing. The climax
twist is one of the highlights of the film.

One of the major plus of the film is D Imman’s music which blends perfectly with the rural theme of the film. “Oodha Color Ribbon…” is the pick of the lot while “Paarkathey…” is also a lovely melody.
Balasubramaniyam’s camera gives it the rural Theni feel. On the downside there is no story, just a couple of gags and funny situations put together and could have been trimmed.

Music by D Imman in VVS is fun and lively. Sivakarthikeyan has sung the title track of the film; a racy folk song that has become quite popular. The peppy, Oodha Color Ribbon has some amusing lyrics and is quite addictive. The Peppy melodies with a rural touch and you get a mass comedy entertainer. Escape Artists Motion Pictures, the producers of VVS had promised in their promotions that it is a laugh riot, and they have delivered big time.