Namma Veettu Pillai

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Namma Veettu Pillai
Namma Veetu Pillai.jpg
Second look poster
Directed byPandiraj
Produced byKalanithi Maran
Written byPandiraj
StarringSivakarthikeyan
Aishwarya Rajesh
Anu Emmanuel
Music byD. Imman
CinematographyNirav Shah
Edited byRuben
Production
company
Release date
  • 27 September 2019 (2019-09-27)
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil
Budget₹30 crore

Namma Veettu Pillai (transl. Our Home Child) is a 2019 Indian Tamil-language action comedy film[1] written and directed by Pandiraj and produced by Kalanithi Maran under the banner Sun Pictures.[2] The film stars Sivakarthikeyan, Anu Emmanuel and Aishwarya Rajesh, with a supporting cast of Samuthirakani, Yogi Babu and Soori. The movie marks the third collaboration between Pandiraj and Sivakarthikeyan after Marina and Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga.[3] The music for the film is scored by D. Imman, while cinematography and editing is handled by Nirav Shah and Ruben respectively.[4] The film was released worldwide on September 27, 2019.[5]

Plot[edit]

Arumpon (Sivakarthikeyan) is a village youth who loves his adopted sister Thulasi (Aishwarya Rajesh) dearly. Thulasi was the daughter of Dharma (R. K. Suresh), a close friend of Arumpon's late father Chandrabose (Samuthirakani), who adopted Thulasi after Dharma's death. Arumpon and his family are neglected by his paternal uncles, who show no affection for Arumpon or his mother and consider Thulasi as a curse on their family. Arumpon's uncles even speak ill of Arumpon and Thulasi to the families of any prospective grooms for Thulasi, as a result of which Thulasi is unable to get married. The only family members who show affection for Arumpon and Thulasi are Arumpon's grandfather Arulmozhi (Bharathiraja), who is the local medical practitioner, and Arumpon's cousins Paramu (Soori) and Maangani (Anu Emmanuel), who is romantically involved with Arumpon, despite her father's (Shanmugarajan) opposition to their relationship.

Arumpon and Paramu have a running feud with Ayyanar (Natarajan Subramaniam), a local goon who along with his uncle (Aadukalam Naren) run various illegal businesses. When Arumpon and Paramu shut down Ayyanar's liquor shop and do not allow his real estate company to build flats on illegally-acquired farm land, Ayyanar decides to marry Thulasi in revenge with the hope of separating and creating a rift between Arumpon and Thulasi. Arumpon, on his mother's and Thulasi's insistence, reluctantly agrees to the marriage.

While Ayyanar and Thulasi love each other, their marriage is strained due to Ayyanar's hatred for Arumpon. Thulasi soon finds out that Ayyanar is hoarding liquor illegally, even after his liquor shop was shut down. When confronted by Thulasi, Ayyanar assaults her. In retribution, Arumpon mercilessly thrashes Ayyanar, only stopping short of killing him as he is Thulasi's husband. Following this incident, Ayyanar fights with his close friend Maari over a petty issue and during the course of the fight, he accidentally kills Maari with a beer bottle. Maari's supporters attempt to kill Ayyanar in revenge, but Arumpon and Thulasi manage to rescue him and lodge him in prison for his crime, prompting Maari's supporters to target Arumpon instead. They drag Arumpon, his mother and Thulasi to the panchayat and even attempt to attack Arumpon in front of the entire panchayat. Arumpon subdues his attackers and explains his actions, and this along with intervention from Maari's widow, who tells the villagers to spare Arumpon and his family, calms everyone down.

In a scene during the credits, Arumpon, Thulasi and Arumpon's mother and grandfather have reconciled with the rest of his paternal family. Arumpon and Ayyanar, who has been released from prison, are on good terms, while Arumpon's relationship with Maangani is accepted by the latter's father as well. They are all happily attending Thulasi's Seemantham.

Cast[edit]

The cast includes:[6][7]

Marketing[edit]

The first look poster of the film was unveiled on August 12, 2019.[8] The official trailer of the film was launched by Sun Pictures on September 14, 2019.[9]

Soundtrack[edit]

Namma Veettu Pillai
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedSeptember 1, 2019
Recorded2019
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length50:18
LabelDivo
ProducerD. Imman
D. Imman chronology
Bakrid
(2019)
Namma Veettu Pillai
(2019)
Laabam
(2019)
External audio
Audio Jukebox on YouTube
Singles from Namma Veettu Pillai
  1. "Yenga Annan"
    Released: August 23, 2019
  2. "Mailaanji"
    Released: August 28, 2019

The music for the film was composed by D. Imman, with lyrics by Yugabharathi, Vignesh Shivan, Arunraja Kamaraj, GKB and actor Sivakarthikeyan himself. This is Imman's fifth collaboration with Sivakarthikeyan and his second collaboration with director Pandiraj.[10][11] The rights for the soundtrack album were acquired by Divo. The first single, Yenga Annan was released on August 23, 2019 with lyrics by Vignesh Shivan and sung by Nakash Aziz and Sunidhi Chauhan. The second single Mailaanji was released on August 28, 2019 with lyrics by Yugabharathi and sung by Shreya Ghoshal and Pradeep Kumar.[12][13] The full soundtrack was released on September 1, 2019, with Sivakarthikeyan, composer Imman, director Pandiraj and other cast and crew in attendance. The songs were available on streaming apps a few days after the launch.[14] The launch event was telecast on Sun TV, on September 8, 2019.

After the film's release, an additional song from the film titled Yenakkaagave Poranthavaley which is sung by Sathyaprakash was released on October 8, 2019 through all digital streaming platforms.[15]

Track listing
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Yenga Annan"Vignesh ShivanNakash Aziz, Sunidhi Chauhan4:27
2."Mailaanji"YugabharathiShreya Ghoshal, Pradeep Kumar4:03
3."Unkoodave Porakkanum" (Brother's Version)GKBSid Sriram4:20
4."Jigiri Dosthu"Arunraja KamarajJayamoorthy, Anthakudi Ilayaraja5:28
5."Unkoodave Porakkanum" (Sister's Version)GKBShashaa Tirupati4:20
6."Gaandakannazhagi"SivakarthikeyanAnirudh Ravichander, Neeti Mohan4:03
7."Namma Veettu Pillai" (Theme Song)Arunraja KamarajD. Imman2:54
8."Unkoodave Porakkanum" (Instrumental - Violin)InstrumentalSruthi Balamurali4:20
9."Yenga Annan" (Karaoke)  4:27
10."Mailaanji" (Karaoke)  4:03
11."Unkoodave Porakkanum" (Karaoke)  4:20
12."Gaandakannazhagi" (Karaoke)  4:03
13."Yenakkaagave Poranthavaley" Sathyaprakash2:01
Total length:50:18

Release[edit]

The film released worldwide on September 27, 2019.

Reception[edit]

The Times of India rated 3 out of 5, stating that "As a family drama, Namma Veettu Pillai is perfectly OK even though it offers us nothing new in terms of story or treatment."[16] Behindwoods rated the film 2.75 out of 5, stating that "Namma Veetu Pillai engages with strong emotions and family values."[17] Sify rated the film 3 out of 5 stars, viewing that "Namma Veettu Pillai is a well made rural family drama which is highly recommended!"[18] The Indian Express rated the film 3 out of 5, and summarised that "Barring a few missteps, this Sivakarthikeyan-starrer is a definite crowd-pleaser."[19] India Today rated the film 2.5 out of 5 stars and summarised that "Director Pandiraj's Namma Veetu Pillai starring Sivakarthikeyan is reminiscent of the filmmaker's previous film Kadaikutty Singam. However, the emotional connect seems to be missing in Namma Veetu Pillai."[20] Indiaglitz rated the film 3.25 out of 5, summarising that "Namma veettu Pillai is the perfect movie to watch and relish over this long holiday weekend, much needed break that Sivakarthikeyan wanted. Watch it with your family to relish the lovely bond of a brother and sister."[21]

Box-office[edit]

The film collected ₹25 crores, within 3 days and ₹51 crores in 12 days.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NAMMA VEETTU PILLAI". British Board of Film Classification.
  2. ^ "The First Look of Sivakarthikeyan, Pandiraj's New Film Namma Veettu Pillai is Out, See Here". CNN-News18. 12 August 2019. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Sivakarthikeyan's film with Pandiraj titled 'Namma Veettu Pillai'". The Times of India. 12 August 2019. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Sivakarthikeyan's SK16: Meet the complete cast-crew of Pandiraj's next". International Business Times. 7 May 2019. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
  5. ^ @sunpictures (20 September 2019). "#NammaVeettuPillai releasing Worldwide September 27th!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  6. ^ https://www.cinemaexpress.com/stories/news/2019/aug/12/meera-mithun-to-be-part-of-sivakarthikeyans-namma-veetu-pillai-13586.html
  7. ^ https://www.deccanchronicle.com/entertainment/movie-reviews/290919/namma-veetu-pillai-movie-review-sivakarthikeyan-shines-in-feel-good-e.html
  8. ^ "Sivakarthikeyan film helmed by Pandiraj titled 'Namma Veetu Pillai'". The News Minute. 12 August 2019. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  9. ^ "Namma Veettu Pillai - Official Trailer - Sivakarthikeyan - Sun Pictures - Pandiraj - D.Imman". YouTube. Sun TV. 14 September 2019.
  10. ^ @sunpictures (6 May 2019). ".@immancomposer will be composing the music for #SK16BySunPictures" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  11. ^ "D. Imman to compose music for director Pandiraj's SK-16 ft. Sivakarthikeyan". Behindwoods. 6 May 2019. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
  12. ^ @immancomposer (22 August 2019). "#YengaAnnan #NVPFirstSingle today at 11am IST! A jolly Brother-Sister relationship song" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  13. ^ @immancomposer (28 August 2019). "#MailaanjiFromToday 6pm IST! Check out for a romantic melody sung by the amazing #PradeepKumar and @shreyaghoshal" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  14. ^ @sunpictures (7 September 2019). "#NammaVeettuPillai songs now available on these music streaming apps" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  15. ^ @immancomposer (4 October 2019). "#nammaveettupillai 's Additional Audio track #YenakkaagavePoranthavaley will be launched officially on all digital platforms coming 8thOctober,Tuesday! Stay Glued" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  16. ^ "Namma Veettu Pillai Movie Review {3/5}: Sivakarthikeyan starrer is an okayish family drama". m.timesofindia.com. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  17. ^ "Namma Veettu Pillai (aka) Nama Veetu Pillai review". Behindwoods. 27 September 2019. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  18. ^ "Review : Namma Veettu Pillai review: Sivakarthikeyan is back in form (2019)". www.sify.com. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  19. ^ "Namma Veettu Pillai movie review: A largely satisfying rural family drama". The Indian Express. 27 September 2019. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  20. ^ ChennaiSeptember 27, Janani K.; September 27, 2019UPDATED:; Ist, 2019 14:43. "Namma Veetu Pillai Movie Review: Sivakarthikeyan is mass hero in a mish-mash of Pandiraj films". India Today. Retrieved 5 October 2019.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  21. ^ "Namma Veettu Pillai review. Namma Veettu Pillai Tamil movie review, story, rating". IndiaGlitz.com. Retrieved 5 October 2019.

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