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Vallavanukkum Vallavan

Vallavanukkum Vallavan Movie Review

by rameshe

Critic’s Rating : 2.5 / 5

Vallavanukkum Vallavan Movie Review : Bobby Simha saves this averagely-written con drama

Vallavanukkum Vallavan Movie Synopsis: Two conmen, who believe that money can solve all their problems, decide to extract money from wrongdoers. Trouble begins when a mad policeman crosses their way.

Vallavanukkum Vallavan Movie Review: The success of films that feature its protagonist as conman lies in clever writing and conflicts that it brings on the table. Vallavanakkum Vallavan, despite making it to the bigscreen after almost seven years, manages to offer a bit of newness in characterisation and staging. However, the incidences are not effective enough to keep us hooked throughout.

There are a couple of situations in the second half that pulls us into their world but ofcourse, we have to try hard to stay there.

Vallavanukkum Vallavan revolves around the lives of two conman – Bobby Simha and Karunakaran, who believe that money can solve all their problems in the world. In the very first scene, the two pose as police officers to extract money from a notorious gangster. What follows next is series of incidences where they use their skills to commit fraud and cheat people from different walks of life including an aged communist fighter. Trouble begins, when all these people, including a mad policeman (Anandraj), manages to get hold of the two who are constantly on a mission.

Will Bobby and Karunakaran pursue their final mission – of looting money from a minister or fall prey to the greedy policeman?

Director Vijay Tesingu surprises us then and there with his clever writing, especially in the heist portions. For instance, there is a scene were Bobby dresses up like Cuban revolutionist Che Guevara to cheat on an old communist fighter who is also a memory loss patient. In another incident, we see Karunakaran disguising as Vasco Da Gama’s grandson to extract money. All these ideas are quite interesting, but then the screenplay lags the punch that usually accompanies a genre of this.

The two conman chase after money and eventually manage to find love on the way. Both Sshivada and Pooja Devariya has done a great job and their roles do make things interesting to a certain extent. If Vijay Tesingu would have brought yet another shade to both their characters, the second half would have been much more enticing. The comical sequences in the film fails to evoke laughter among viewers and it’s one of the biggest drawbacks. Most of the heist portions are predominantly written with an intention to bring some thrills and fun, but works only in parts.

Bobby Simha has done really well and his performance needs a special mention. Probably, after assault Sethu, this is one the bests in his career. Karunakaran, too, has delivered his best and his portions in the first half are something to watch out for.

Napoleon appears only the climax sequence and his character, of course, adds value to narrative. Vallavanukkum Vallavan would have definitely worked for the audience if it would have released few years ago as planned. But now, having witnessed a lot of films of this genre, it might hardly engage the viewers.

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