the huge success of Aarambam, expectations were sky-high for the
Ajith starrer Veeram. Directed by Siva, who gave the
commercially successful Siruthai in 2011, the film is produced
by Vijaya Productions, the prestigious banner of the late
producer B. Nagi Reddy.
Set in a rural backdrop, Veeram is a slow-paced family drama
that revolves around Vinayagam -Ajith and his four brothers
Vidharth, Bala, Munish and Suhail Chandhok. All of them are
known to be extremely violent and get into fights at the
Vinayagam has brought up his brothers single-handed and is
determined to stay unmarried as he fears that bringing a woman
into the house will disrupt the family and cause a rift among
The brothers, however, have
other plans. Two of them are already in love and believe that
the only way to make Vinayagam approve would be to make him fall
in love, too.
On a mission to find an ideal match for their brother, they zero
in on Kopperundevi (Tamannaah), who is part of a group that
restores old statues in temples.
Along with Santhanam, who is their lawyer and friend, they
devise several plans to bring Vinayagam and Kopperundevi
together. After a few hiccups, the two do fall in love, but now
there is a decided twist in the story.
Will it be Vinayagam’s violent past that destroys his chance at
happiness or will Kopperundevi and her family’s past come to
haunt them? All this in the second half that seems to be just as
slow as the first.
The film seems to pick up momentum only during the action
sequences. Ajith sports a different look in the second half,
reminding us a little of the good old boy-next-door Ajith of
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