Vellai Pookkal Review

Apr 30, 2019 By ARR

A retired cop on a visit to his son's place at Seattle, US gets into investigating the neighborhood kidnap enigma, which at one point falls in personal.


The veteran comedian Vivek as protagonist hits a maximum as the retired cop Rudran from TN investigating the kidnap mystery in Seattle neighborhood, with an intriguing attitude and boldnatured characterization.


Rudhran, a retired police officer from Tamil Nadu, decides to spend time with his son who lives in the USA. There, he meets his daughter-in-law and various interesting neighbors, quickly making new friends. However, the seemingly welcoming and peaceful neighborhood soon turns hostile when people around him start to suddenly disappear, presumed dead. Rudhran's police instincts kick in, and he embarks on his own investigation to identify the serial killer on the loose. His journey leads him to tussle with local gangsters in a chase across the Pacific Northwest, with his initial interest in the case turning to obsession and desperation when someone close to him goes missing. Along with his newfound friends, he risks his life to find the culprit.


The finest dimension of actor Vivek had been brought out, which none of the creators have explored earlier. Hats off to the makers! A scene where Vivek cries on a situation is proof that the actor still has immense to deliver on various roles!


Charlie - Another gem in a supporting role as Vivek's neighborhood resident in the US... is a perfect cast amongst other supporting roles.The way Vivek expresses "Life in the US" as "Kambi illatha Jail" is hilarious and factual truth. The sync of parallel track mystery has been well brought out and rightly justified at the end.


With the entire movie been shot in and around Seattle, the debutant director Vivek Elangovan's screenplay and film-making behold the viewer from start till the end, with a whodunit mode.


More producers like Dhigha Sekaran and Ajay Sampath should emerge in Kollywood, to make a quality movie such as this, which had given more focus on the script and characterization, than the star powers.





A mystery that captivates and well made! A retired cop on a visit to his son's place at Seattle, US gets into investigating the neighborhood kidnap enigma, which at one point falls in personal.
Rating: 6.5 / 10
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