Vaalu Tamil Movie
Simbu's Vaalu, which finally hits the screens today after facing a truckload of financial troubles over the past three years, is an average commercial entertainer.
The film's story, screenplay and even the punch-lines look outrageously outdated. Had the film released on time, may be, we would have enjoyed the comical portions a little more.
Priya (Hansika) loses her mobile phone while boarding her bus and Sharp (Vaalu) gets hold of it without knowing the owner of the handset. Meanwhile, in another parallel track, Sharp falls in love at first sight when he meets Priya. When he decides to pursue her, he gets to know that the girl who he is stalking is the owner of the mobile phone which he has been keeping for a while. Priya and Sharp become friends over a course of time and to enhance this relationship to the next level, Sharp seeks the help of Santhanam, who plays Simbu's friend and manages to leave the house in splits, but only on few occasions. But, Priya has already given her consent to her uncle, played by Aditya Rajendra, who is eagerly anticipating to get hitched. Will Sharp join hands with Priya in marriage? This forms the story.
Vaalu is just another template commercial entertainer which goes on to hibernation mode during the most of its time. It is Simbu and Santhanam's superb energy level and spirited performances that make the film alive on screen.
The first half is filled with quite a lot of gags and wordplays - delivered by Santhanam - which are, surprisingly, fresh even after three years. The second half is a terribly boring and monotonous dead rubber which has no purpose to serve other than the brilliantly choreographed 'Thaarumaaru' song where Simbu dons several claps-worthy makeovers of MGR, Rajinikanth and Ajith.
Vaalu has a hodgepodge of commercial elements that are naive and deadly boring. Santhanam is the only favour in the film who manages to light the screen once in a while.