July 07, 2011

The director of Venghai, Hari belongs to KS Ravikumar’s school of filmmaking. Their films have a little something that caters to all appetites and therefore have a universal appeal. Hari’s films have action, romance, comedy, and family sentiment in generous doses. Usually these ingredients are supplemented by a strong script and this has resulted in commercial success for a lot of his films.

With Venghai being released and touted as a family entertainer, let us look at Hari’s previous films that served up the biggest portion of family sentiment.


Ayya was a 2005 release, which had Sarath Kumar in a dual role, Prakash Raj, and Napoleon. It was also the debut film of a chubby Nayanthara. The film explores both the ties of blood as well as friendship and the many things that can go wrong in the closest of relationships. It was a study in loyalty and the frailty of human bonds and went on to be a big hit.


Vishal’s first film with Hari was the 2007 hit film Thamirabarani. Barani played by Vishal lives with his mother and maternal uncle Prabhu. Their family has a strained relationship with the other big family in the village that comprises Nadiya, Nasser, and Vijayakumar. Needless to say Vishal falls for Nadiya’s daughter and after a struggle the warring families are reunited.


Suriya had a double role in this 2007 super hit. He played twins who get separated at birth by the hand of fate. One grows up with his parents and the other with his adopted family. When the truth comes out there is a lot of drama and sentiment making for a very interesting movie.


Venghai with Dhanush and Tamannah is also going to be a family entertainer along the lines of these films. Since family sentiment is something of Hari’s specialty we are expecting fireworks from this one.

Tags : Venghai, Vel, Thamirabarani, Ayya, Hari
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