Anandham Vilayadum Veedu boasts what I idea to call ‘Kadaikutty Singam energy’ henceforward. The screenplay is fully woven round a dozen closely-knit household participants relentlessly oscillating between expressing esteem and abominate towards one one more for 147 minutes, whereas the central character tries to salvage the chaos.
Solid: Gautham Karthik, Cheran, Saravanan, Shivathmika Rajashekar
Directed by: Nandha Periasamy
Right here, Cheran’s Muthupandi is the protagonist of the story, whereas Gautham Karthik’s Sakthivel plays the hero of the film. Let me point to the distinction: Cheran’s character is central to the fable and drives it forward, whereas Gautham serves the extra ‘hero-ly’ tasks admire romancing the female lead and punching the goons. Honestly, it takes time for us to settle for the fact that Anandham Vilayadum Veedu is certainly Muthupandi’s story, and Sakthivel appropriate serves as a instrument for the film to spoil unswerving into a song right here and a wrestle there.
Masala movies the build the heroine would get replaced by a lamp are easy to attain help by, but these the build the hero would get replaced by one are exhausting to stumble upon, and sadly, Anandham Vilayadum Veedu is one such uncommon chicken. The disparity between the significance and screentime these two characters earn is jarring and perplexing. At one point in the 2d half, when the drama will get thickly invested in the battle surrounding Muthupandi, we almost fail to recollect Sakthi’s existence. The filmmaker’s efforts to shoehorn a pair of ‘fearless’ moments plod in vain on story of they search for admire dispensible adornments on a reasonably smooth wall.
Speaking of partitions, the title Anandham Vilayadum Veedu is no longer figurative by myself; the titular dwelling is obligatory to the location. Location in Dindigul, Samuthurakani’s voiceover ushers us unswerving into a household gathering the build we are presented to dozen-queer participants (It took me an complete half to decide out how they are linked to 1 one more). A patriarch of the household had two wives, with Kasi (Saravanan) being the son of the elder wife and Muthupandi being the son of the youthful wife. The connection between stepbrothers couldn’t be extra harmonious. When the stepbrothers snatch to invent a apartment collectively to be particular they can dwell collectively alongside with their respective siblings, the chance proves to be a Sisyphean assignment, with challenges rising in the affect of a manipulative Karuppan (Daniel Balaji, taking half in the identical role he essayed in Tuck Jagadish a pair a months ago), who creates a tumult in the household to resolve ratings with Muthupandi and Sakthi.
Anandham Vilayadum Veedu has a wholesome—familiar, alternatively—belief, which presents some unswerving emotional moments sporadically. To illustrate, after an intense meltdown in entrance of his siblings, a fuming Muthupandi visits his stepbrother Kasi, handiest to be served meals first. In a the same vein, the presence of Shivathmika Rajasekhar may per chance well well smartly be restrained to being the functional heroine, however the design in which her character is outdated to persuade one other character ends up in a shockingly heartfelt scene. There’s also a restful particular person in the household, whose resourcefulness in a loud melodramatic scene makes him a likable presence. Gain out about, there’s an effort to justify the existence of every member on this enormous household, to construct a mini-ecosystem of kinds. To illustrate, we are proven that Kasi’s youthful brother (played by Snekan), who hides his lay off from the household and but continues to help his household whereas he struggles to construct ends meet in a overseas country. He is so upright that when his brother asks for the cash to invent a apartment, he presents away the lumpsum amount he has been saving to birth a industry on his have. Despite the fact that his character doesn’t earn closure or make contributions well-known to the story, his presence corroborates the amicable relationships Nandha Periyasamy tries to painting in the film.
Anandham Vilayadum Veedu is an over-the-top loud film, indubitably. The upright folks are too upright to be upright; Muthupandi’s introduction scene comprises him instructing a lorry driver to no longer pressure the lorry on story of this can disturb a sparrow, who has built a nest all thru the vehicle. Accomplish you look how upright he’s? On the assorted hand, miscreants outnumber the upright folks in the film. After a degree in the 2d half, the drama will get so loud as these folks birth to capture pleasure in relentless screaming, crying, and even inflict bodily abuse on anyone. Admire the filmmaker intends, we birth to abhor them, but when they are reformed with a snap of a finger in the climax, it isn’t convincing at all. With fragile egos and manipulable personalities, these half a dozen characters wished a greater redemption arc. Cheran, alternatively, is gigantic as the biding pressure yearning to build the households collectively. It’s his point to all of the design in which, and his presence compensates for the gravity the writing lacks.
Brooding about it’s an emotional drama, there’s an effort to construct us shed tears; thru terminate-u.s.of emotional faces, heavy dialogue, and extra importantly, an unrelenting soundtrack. Violin is so extensively outdated that I wondered how times the strings broke all thru the composition.
When we pace into Anandham Vilayadum Veedu, we know what we are strolling into and that’s precisely what we earn. Below the flaws, the melodrama, a bunch of squawking characters, there’s some coronary heart to be expose on this household drama, alternatively it wished extra. In other phrases, the basis is unswerving sufficient, alternatively it wished a stronger invent.