Review by : Behindwoods Review Board
Release Date : Feb 28,2014
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Production: Aascar Ravichandran
Cast: Adhi, Atul Kulkarni, Jagan, Jayaprakash, Kreshna, Mrudhula Basker, Nakul
Direction: Arivazhagan
Screenplay: Arivazhagan
Story: Arivazhagan
Music: S Thaman
Background score: S Thaman
Cinematography: Bhaskaran
Dialogues: Arivazhagan
Editing: Sabu Joseph
Stunt choreography: Silva
Dance choreography: Dinesh, Shobi
Singers: Andrea, Haricharan, K.G. Ranjith, Mukesh, Nakul, Naveen Madhav, Rahul Nambiar, S Thaman, Sriram Parthasarathy, STR
Lyrics: Parvathy, Vaali, Viveka
PRO: Nikil
Vallinam (aka) Vallinam release expectation


Arivazhagan, who made people take note of his work in his debut film Eeram, is ready with his second film titled Vallinam that means the hard consonant in Tamil in literal sense. Vallinam belongs to the sports genre which is not an oft attempted format.
Vallinam stars Nakul and debutante Mrudhula Basker in lead roles and is produced by Aascar Ravichandran with Thaman’s music.
When director Arivazhagan was probed to find out about the USPs of Vallinam, this is what he had to say.
  • Sports based films are few and in that sense Vallinam will stand out different. That said, the film will also talk about other emotions like friendship and love with college as the backdrop.
  • Vallinam will have a very strong sports based social message that one cannot overlook but at the same time, it will be a wholesome entertainer too.
  • The central theme of the film will be- no pain, no gain- which reiterates the fact that if one needs to acquire something, he/she needs to work for it.
  • The highlight of Vallinam would be a train sequence which was shot continuously for 72 hours without break due to constraints in getting permission from the authorities.  
  • The climax will be a perfect ending one can think of as we had put a massive basketball court set in T Nagar. The spirit of the game can be well felt in the scene. The minute details have been looked into and the most important sequence of the movie had come out perfect and stunning.
  • It is difficult to make an actor play a basketball player. Nakul has worked very hard for Vallinam and practiced for hours. An exclusive coach trained him in the sport and the result will be there for the audience to witness and appreciate.
Censor Certificate   : U
Runtime                     : 2 hours and 27 minutes


Vallinam (aka) Vallinam

Vallinam (aka) Vallinam is a Tamil movie with production by Aascar Ravichandran, direction by Arivazhagan, cinematography by Bhaskaran, editing by Sabu Joseph. The cast of Vallinam (aka) Vallinam includes Adhi, Atul Kulkarni, Jagan, Jayaprakash, Kreshna, Mrudhula Basker, Nakul.