Susienthiran is a filmmaker who does not limit himself to a single genre. After presenting hit commercial entertainment in quick succession, he is releasing a surprise action thriller. His strategy works some of the time and sometimes it doesn’t. The director has all the necessary components and twists for a decent rustic action drama in his latest film with Jai, Veerapandiyapuram, but fails to get the combination right.
The film’s setting sets the stage for a gripping thriller of revenge and remorse. However, as the film develops, the plot takes many detours, making it difficult for viewers to sympathize with the protagonists. Rathnasamy (Sharath Logidas) and Chellathurai (Jayaprakash), the leaders of two opposing factions in Veerapandiyapuram who are waiting for an opportunity to exact revenge on each other, are introduced in the first scene. Despite the intervention of many officials, the loss of life in both their families has fueled discontent among both categories for years, and both individuals are out for revenge.
Then, Rathnasamy’s daughter, Venba (Meenakshi Govindharajan), falls head over heels in love with Siva (Jai), who poses as an orphan and a professional artist. Venba decides to elope with Siva and marries her in front of her friends, knowing her father’s temper. Her fantasy is shattered, however, when Siva interrupts the wedding and asks her to take her to her father. Siva claims that if their love is genuine, his father will be convinced. Siva’s hidden purpose is a surprising aspect when everything seems to be going smoothly. At a time when we think Siva’s life is in danger, Susienthiran surprises us by assassinating Rathnasamy with the help of Solomon (Kaali Venkat). The second half focuses on Siva’s identity and what prompted him to seek revenge against Rathnasamy and his three brothers.
With this image, I made his debut as a composer, and he does a pretty good job with the background music, which enhances some of the key situations and draws us into the emotions. However, as things become predictable over time, the film’s script could have been better. We’ve seen flashback sequences with Siva and Yasoda (Aakanksha Singh) in a number of movies. However, Yasodha’s portrayal has a reason, and Aakanksha does a great job of portraying him.
Overall, Veerapandiayapuram could have been a good movie if the script had more depth and better storytelling.