IPPADAI VELLUM MOVIE REVIEW

Review By : Release Date : Nov 09,2017 Movie Run Time : 2 Hours 19 Minutes Censor Rating : U/A

IPPADAI VELLUM CAST & CREW
Production: Lyca Productions Cast: Daniel Balaji, Manjima Mohan, Radhika Sarathkumar, Soori, Udhayanidhi Stalin Direction: Gaurav Screenplay: Gaurav Story: Gaurav Music: D Imman Background score: D Imman Cinematography: Richard M Nathan Dialogues: Gaurav Editing: Praveen KL Art direction: Videsh Stunt choreography: Dhilip Subbarayan Singers: Aadharaa, Imman, Kumaresh Kamalakannan, Nalini Krishnan, Shreya Ghoshal Lyrics: Arunraja Kamaraj, Madhan Karky PRO: Nikkil Murugan

Udhayanidhi Stalin has teamed up with Thoonganagaram and Sigaram Thodu fame Gaurav Narayanan for Ippadai Vellum, produced by Lyca Productions. The film has hit the screens today, and now let us see how the movie is, through this review.
 

Madhusudhanan (Udhayanidhi Stalin) and Kuzhandai Vel (Soori) fall prey in the Police mission of trapping a most wanted terrorist Chotta (Daniel Balaji). How do they unknowingly fall into this, and how do the duo come out of this safely is what 'Ippadai Vellum' talks about.


Udhayanidhi Stalin is improving as a performer, and he has delivered a decent performance with his share of subtleness. Thankfully, Soori has a little more scope to act, than his previous films. Also, his comedies work well in Ippadai Vellum. The bubbly and cute Manjima Mohan gets a role that travels throughout the movie and performs well. Daniel Balaji looks terrifying as the terrorist, who bombs important cities in the country. We've seen him as a baddie in many other films, and this one is no less for him. RK Suresh's character could have been more effective as a police officer with negative shades. Radhika Sarathkumar has less screen space, gets only one scene to showcase her acting skills, and she registers her experience.


As told earlier, Daniel Balaji is terrifying, thanks to the opening build-up shot for him, which is very impressive. When the villain’s standard is set high, the audience would naturally expect a strong and intense climax. But that is the problem with Ippadai Vellum. The climax is a letdown as it looks very normal. A section of an audience might feel that the film ended on a blunt note. However, a smart amount of work has gone through the writing process, as we are made to witness few exciting things, like the email conversations, etc.


The director can be appreciated for not placing any songs as a speed breaker. The duet song comes within the first thirty minutes, and after that, the film travels on the dotted lines, without any deviations. The dialogue-driven situational humours also work in favour of the film, and during some of the most serious situations, the film takes the comedy route, and that helps to an extent. These unexpected humour elements would be interesting for the general audience, who go with no expectation. Sadly, there are a few logical issues at places, and it lacks clarity in the screenplay. 


Richard M Nathan’s visuals are very notable and attractive. Special applauds for shooting two different sides in a parallel manner, like the one where Police track down Udhay and Soori, and the scene where both Udhay’s team and Daniel Balaji’s team come out of their apartment. D.Imman’s theme number Ippadai Vellum helps the mood of the film, but on the whole, the score looks average. It could've been more intensifying. Praveen KL's editing is apt suiting the film's mood.


Gaurav’s writing is good, but the execution lacks more force and impact for the core knot, as the film deals with a serious subject about a terrorist. The audience doesn't get that terrifying feel at all, anywhere in the film, and it looks like that is where the makers could've worked more on.

IPPADAI VELLUM VIDEO REVIEW

Verdict: Ippadai Vellum is watchable in-spite of few logic issues!

BEHINDWOODS REVIEW BOARD RATING

2.5
( 2.5 / 5.0 )

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IPPADAI VELLUM SONGS REVIEW

Review by : Behindwoods Review Board Album Release Date : Oct 12,2017

Ippadai Vellum Nichayame
Singer : Shreya Ghoshal
Lyricist : Arunraja Kamaraj


An inspirational melodious track rendered in one of the sweetest of voices. Shreya Ghoshal delivers beautifully and lifts up the spirit of the positive-sounding track. The chorus backs up her voice well as well. Instruments like woodwinds, strings, bass guitars, flutes and even saxophone have been used well. Ippadai Vellum Nichayame is a pleasant yet impacting listen.


Godfather Kanmaniye
Singer : Aadharaa
Lyricist : Arunraja Kamaraj


An out and out melody sun by Aadharaa in a typically composed Imman tune. This song Godfather Kanmaniye has use of electric, bass and acoustic guitars giving it a western touch in terms of instrumentation, beats and tune. The violin portions enhance the track and give it some highs and lows.


Thodra Paakkalaam
Singer
: D. Imman
Lyricist : Arunraja Kamaraj


Another positive sounding energetic number delivered by the composer Imman himself in his voice. Thodra Paakkalaam has lyrics by Arunraja Kamaraj and follows the usual pattern of songs that we hear from the composer. Stringed instruments, guitars dominate the track with a tinge of Nadhaswaram.


Kulebaa Vaa
Singer : Kumaresh Kamalakannan, Nalini Krishnan
Lyricist : Madhan Karky


Kulebaa Vaa is a jazzy number that has been sung b Kumaresh and Nalini. It has an arabic touch to it especially in the latter half of the track. Madhan Karky’s lyrics are quite catchy and the arabian rhythm section is something nice. Apart from this, there is the usual use of the guitars and also has the use of accordian.

 

Ippadai Vellum Theme
Singer : D. Imman, Chennai Choir
Lyricist : Arunraja Kamaraj


The theme music which serves as the finale for the album has chants by composer Imman himself and chorus by Chennai Choir. A standard theme by Imman which has the use of strings, guitars and sax blended into this short track.

Verdict: A melody based, positive sounding album that has some good energy delivered in Imman's style!
2.5
( 2.5 / 5.0 )

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Ippadai Vellum (aka) Ippadai Velum

Ippadai Vellum (aka) Ippadai Velum is a Tamil movie with production by Lyca Productions, direction by Gaurav, cinematography by Richard M Nathan, editing by Praveen KL. The cast of Ippadai Vellum (aka) Ippadai Velum includes Daniel Balaji, Manjima Mohan, Radhika Sarathkumar, Soori, Udhayanidhi Stalin.