Review By : Movie Run Time : 1 hour 56 minutes Censor Rating : U

Production: Company Production Cast: Kovai Sarala, Leesha, M Sasikumar, Sangili Murugan, Tanya Direction: P Solai Prakash Screenplay: P Solai Prakash Story: P Solai Prakash Music: Darbuka Siva Background score: Darbuka Siva Cinematography: Ravindranath Guru Dialogues: P Solai Prakash

Balle Vellaiya Thevaa (BVT) marks the fourth film of actor Sasikumar this year after Tharai Thappattai, Vetrivel and Kidari, not taking into account his cameo in Appa. Incidentally, it is his third production venture this year!

If you think BVT is about Vellaya Thevan, the Commander-in-Chief of Veerapandiya Kattabomman, you have stepped into a wrong film. If a title has to have a connect with the story, then debut director Solai Prakash does it with the repeat phrase of Balle Vellaiya Thevaa through part of the song and also by Sasikumar and Kovai Sarala whenever they get hyper.

Usually in Sasikumar’s films, there will not be any dearth of family sentiments or humor or action, but in BVT one needs to search hard for the story in vain. You try hard to figure out what the film is all about till the very end.

Sasikumar comes to a village with his grandfather and mom Rohini who works in a post office. He instantly gets friendly with Kovai Sarala, her husband Sangili Murugan and a character called Ramesh. There is also a reference of Kangal Irandaal and the swaying of head behind Sasikumar in this too. Kovai Sarala is called Selfie Kathayi but you wonder the relevance of this till the end credits roll. All the characters in the film do random things that could baffle you big time.

In the name of comedy, the artists churn out things that bring your annoyance out rather than your chuckle. There are some heavy duty emotional scenes out of nowhere without a rhyme or reason. This seems to be the pattern in the entire film.

It is sad to see artists like Rohini get totally wasted. Heroine Tanya has nothing to do but to give some steely glares at Sasikumar in the initial scenes. One nice thing is we get to hear her speaking her lines. It must be one of those rare films when a heroine feels very proud about her family’s poor antecedence!  Sasikumar is his usual self. At times, Kovai Sarala makes you go crazy with her screech.

You remember Darbuka Siva’s title score because it keeps getting played out. His BGM in certain places is decent. That aside, other departments of filmmaking do their required job.

If the director had made up his mind about his story and had narrated sincerely, Balle Vellaiya Thevaa would have made you say Balle Sabash! But sadly, it does not happen.

Verdict: The usual strengths of Sasikumar that we see in his rural based films are missing in BVT


1.75 5 ( 1.75 / 5.0 )







Review by : Behindwoods Review Board Album Release Date : Dec 05,2016

Balle Vellaiya Thevaa is an upcoming comedy film starring M.Sasikumar, Tanya and Kovai Sarala in lead roles. Music for the film is composed by Darbuka Siva.

Kan Vatchutta 

: Haricharan, Sanjana Kalmanje
Lyrics: Vivek

An essentially feel good number sung by the very talented Haricharan paves the way for the album’s beginnings. The velvety blues feel of the 80s is clearly heard in the song and the interesting usage of guitar and the keyboard is quite appealing. The tune is instantly hummable and also has a folk dimension to it.  Sanjana does a good job joining this experimental musical feast. The interludes are equipped with lazed out trumpets which set the late night listening mode with all ease!

Balle Vellaiyathevaa

: Sathyaprakash, Shilpa Natarajan
Lyrics: Arunraja Kamaraj

On the contrary, here is a feisty alternative rock number with supreme usage of live drums and electric guitars. Interestingly, the lead vocals follow the folk style while the orchestration is quite modern. Arunraja Kamaraj’s lyrics are quite conversational and this experiment strikes the bull’s eye with mastery. The song never falters in the energy levels and the interludes also have electronic Sitar solo which is quite racy.

Aasa Theera Aadikkalam

Singer: Sathyaprakash, Kovai Sarala
Lyrics: Mohanrajan, Emcee Gonzales

A beautiful rustic folk number begins with amazing rendering of nadaswaram and the thavil usage takes the listener to the village style wedding atmosphere of Madhurai in the so called modern terms. Sathyaprakash does a commendable job with his sweet sounding vocals and the celebrating percussions are a huge plus. The interludes also have an impressive toss of acoustic guitar as a support for the native nadaswaram!

Balle Vellaiyathevaa

Singer: Sathyaprakash, Shilpa Natarajan
Lyrics: Arunraja Kamaraj

The folk number which managed to strike the chord gets a modern twist with digital sequencing and loops in this version. The song sounds even more fun and appealing with these additional touches. Watch out for the bass work which tantalizes the listener with its impressive journey. The electric guitar solo in the first interlude is quite fun to hear.

Verdict: Balle Vellaiya Thevaa is an album which is high on experimentation and novelty.
( 2.5 / 5.0 )

Balle Vellaiya Thevaa (aka) Balle Vellaiya Theva

Balle Vellaiya Thevaa (aka) Balle Vellaiya Theva is a Tamil movie. Kovai Sarala, Leesha, M Sasikumar, Sangili Murugan, Tanya are part of the cast of Balle Vellaiya Thevaa (aka) Balle Vellaiya Theva. The movie is directed by P Solai Prakash. Music is by Darbuka Siva. Production by Company Production, cinematography by Ravindranath Guru.