Veetla Vishesham Review – RJ Balaji Breaking Stereotypes

Veetla Vishesham Review – RJ Balaji Breaking Stereotypes

Veetla Vishesham RJ Balaji Movie

Language: Tamil
Subtitle: English
Classification: P13
Release Date: 17 Jun 2022
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Family
Running Time: 2 Hours 10 Minutes
Distributor: KS Movie Sdn Bhd
Cast: RJ Balaji, Sathyaraj, Urvashi, Aparna Balamurali, K.P.A.C. Lalitha
Director: RJ Balaji, N.J. Saravanan
Format: 2D

Plot:

A middle-aged couple are not the only ones who got a surprise when they found out that they are pregnant, much to the chagrin of their two grown-up sons.

My Review:

Let’s start with how amazing this movie is as a remake! Veetla Vishesham is not a frame-for-frame recreation of the Bollywood smash Badhaai Ho. Sure, the picture maintains a ton of stuff, including scenes and even a few frames. But a lot has changed as well; even what remains feels extremely different from Badhaai Ho. That’s a terrific trait for a remake to have, regardless of whether the modifications succeed or not, because it demonstrates an effort to see the movie through new eyes.

Veetla Vishesham Remake of Badhaai Ho

Remakes are difficult, especially when the original is a National Award-winning film about a sensitive topic for many in the south indian audience. But, with Veetla Vishesham, RJ Balaji and NJ Saravanan have captured the essence of Badhaai Ho and created an enjoyable experience that makes us laugh and cry in equal measure. The film also breaks stereotypes by bringing a sensitive topic which is later pregnancy. These are often seen as taboo topics so this movie tackled that area and sort of changes your perception on this matter.

Veetla Vishesham is a mash-up of many comic techniques, including tragicomedy, situational humor, slapstick, and Balaji’s well-known sharp counters. As one might assume, the film toned down its sex humor and intimacy, most likely to make the topic more family-friendly. Society, family and friends can be judgemental when it comes to things like this but overcoming this taboo is what RJ Balaji has tried to convey the pakka Tamil style!

Veetla Vishesham
Source: Pinkvilla

It also helps that the characters be written well. Ilango is shown as a striving individual with a conservative outlook on life, which does not sit well with his girlfriend (played by Aparna Balamurali). This arc is linked to the broader plot. The relationship between the father and son aid the film’s advancement, and the drama in the Sathyaraj and Urvashi segments is, happily, free of sensationalism. The film speaks volumes that is definitely not usual in any Tamil films per say. This film really did it when I say BREAKING STEREOTYPES.

When compared to the original film, the remake version Veetla Vishesham contains many more daring elements that need to be discussed in our daily lives. In this film, RJ Balaji portrays a biology teacher who wants his pupils to learn about sex education but on the contrary he can’t accept the reality that his middle-aged mother is pregnant. This was one of the best parts of the film along with the one where Aparna tells RJ Balaji that its all in the mindset.

Performances In Veetla Vishesham

Satyaraj, Urvashi, and RJ Balaji did an excellent job. Their performances give a sense of comedy to the picture, making it more enjoyable to watch. Sathyaraj has a very innocent light hearted character in this film which is cute to watch. After him playing various dad roles like Sivanandi or James in Raja Rani, him as Unni, a malayalee in the film was something different. He has also spoken some malayalam in the film. The late KPAC Lalitha also gives a good performance. Its her dialogues that give clap worthy moments to audiences! Being a legendary actress in the Mollywood industry, this role is a piece of cake for her. Missing her terribly…  Aparna Balamurali on the other hand, who plays Ilango’s girlfriend in Veetla Vishesham, is a gem. As how we loved her in Soorarai Pottru, you can help but admire how natural her acting is.

Veetla Vishesham is a charming comedy-drama entertainment that embodies the phrase “family entertainer.” A worthwhile film to watch with family and friends. It is a subtle reminder for us to grow as humans and be supportive of our people, despite our societal conditioning. A big kudos to RJ Balaji and his team for such a bold attempt of such a film. It takes guts to make such a taboo topic a film like Veetla Vishesham that would suit the South Indians especially the Tamil speaking audiences. Love love loved it!!

After multiple action movies on the run especially a big film like Vikram, this movie Veetla Vishesham was light and so entertaining.

Rating: 5/5

 

 

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