Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam
|Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam|
|Tamil||வருத்தப்படாத வாலிபர் சங்கம்|
|Produced by||P. Madhan|
|Music by||D. Imman|
|Edited by||Vivek Harshan|
|Distributed by||Escape Artists Motion Pictures|
Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam (English: Youth Gang Without Worry) is a 2013 Tamil romantic comedy film directed by Ponram, a former assistant of directors M. Rajesh and S. A. Chandrasekhar. It stars Sivakarthikeyan, Sathyaraj and Sri Divya. The film was produced by Escape Artists Motion Pictures and has music by D. Imman. Rajesh wrote the dialogues for the film. It was filmed in Padalur, Theni, Tiruchi and Chennai. The film released on 6 September 2013 and received positive reviews from critics and became a box office success. The film was remade in Kannada as Adyaksha with Sharan playing the lead role and in Telugu as Current Theega with Manoj Manchu.
The film begins with police arriving at Sivanandi's (Sathyaraj) house questioning him about killing his daughter Lathapandi (Sri Divya) because she ran away with the guy she loved. Bosepandi (Sivakarthikeyan) and Kodi (Soori) are two friends who are the leaders of a group called Varuthapadadha Valibar Sangam. One day, Bosepandi falls in love with Kalyani (Bindu Madhavi) who is a teacher at a school. Bosepandi writes a love letter for her but wants someone to go give it to her so that's when he finds Lathapandi. Lathapandi gives the letter to her teacher and tricks Bosepandi into believing many things.
Sivanandi fixes a marriage for Lathapandi but she is not willing to marry because she is very young and she wants to study further. Despite her attempts, nothing stops her marriage. Her marriage was posted on a billboard and Bosepandi and Kodi decide to stop it. They go to the police station and threaten the police that they will go to the commissioner. The police talks to Sivanandi and makes him stop the marriage. One day, Lathapandi delivers the news to Bosepandi that Kalyani is getting married. He decides to move on in life, so he arranges for a Dindigul programme to happen in his area. He sees Lathapandi in a sari and immediately falls in love with her. The same night, the police reveals to Sivanandi that the person who stopped Lathapandi's marriage was Bosepandi.
A day later he tells her about his love for her but she ignores him and says no. Bosepandi walks away listening to a sad song when a gang comes and bashes him. He later finds out that it was Sivanandi's gang who hit him. So Bosepandi and Kodi decide to steal what Sivanandi considers his 'soul' and that is his gun. Bosepandi and Kodi steal the gun and run away and cause a lot of trouble. Bosepandi then tells Lathapandi that he will return the gun if she comes to their friends marriage and so he returns the gun without anyone knowing. Lathapandi in return, goes to that marriage and takes lots of photos with Bosepandi. Her mother warns her that this is not correct and she should stop it. Sivanandi's cow falls into a well when he goes out of town so Bosepandi helps to get it out. That night he stays with Lathapandi in her house and they see Sivanandi sleepwalking. After that, they wake up in the morning and they see Sivanandi walking again. This time he is awake but Bosepandi thinks he's sleepwalking again and so he tells Sivanandi about liking his daughter. Once he finds out that he is indeed awake, he runs out of that house.
Sivanandi then makes Lathapandi promise that she will only marry the guy who Sivanandi tells her to marry and so she does promise her dad. They fix a marriage for Lathapandi but on the night before her marriage, she decides to run away with Bosepandi. When running away at night, they see Sivanandi and he tells them to run away and gives them some money so that they never come back. Sivanandi wants Bosepandi and Lathapandi to run away because he doesn't want Lathapandi to marry the guy he has chosen for her and he can't stop her marriage because he has too much respect in his village. He watches them get married and then he walks home with blood on his shirt (the blood is of a goat that he killed) and lies to everyone that he killed his daughter because of his reputation. Bosepandi and Lathapandi return though and ruin Sivanandi's plans and Bosepandi stated that he returned because his father offered him more money. The film ends with Sivanandi and Bosepandi laughing happily.
- Sivakarthikeyan as Bosepandi, President of Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam
- Sathyaraj as Sivanandi, Lathapandi's father
- Sri Divya as Lathapandi, Bosepandi's love interest
- Soori as Kodi, Bosepandi's friend and Secretery of Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam
- Soundararaja as Pullichathanni, Sangam member
- Shalu Shammu as Kodi's lover, Lathapandi's friend
- Rajendran as Coolmayi, Sivanandi's enemy and Bosepandi's uncle
- Sriranjini as Dhanalakshmi, Lathapandi's mother
- Swaminathan as Lawyer Veerasamy, advocate of Sangam
- Elango Kumaravel as constable
- Yaar Kannan as Bosepandi's father
- Dhandapani as Sivanandi's sidekick
- Subramaniyapuram Raja as Sivanandi's sidekick
- Hello Kanthaswamy as Sivanandi's sidekick
- Vinodhini Vaidyanathan as Inspector Bharathi
- Joe Malloori as Inspector
- Bindu Madhavi as Kalyani (Special Appearance)
|Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam|
|Soundtrack album to Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam by D. Imman|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|D. Imman chronology|
The soundtrack was composed by D. Imman, which is the second time he has contributed the score for a film starring Sivakarthikeyan after Manam Kothi Paravai. Sivakarthikeyan had sung a song in this film. The audio was released on 14 July, Actor Dhanush released the audio CD and director A. R. Murugadoss received it. Behindwoods wrote:"Made for onscreen enjoyment" while Indiaglitz wrote:"Overall one for the mass and fun factor".
|1.||"Oodha Colour Ribbon"||Hariharasudan||04:42|
|3.||"Paarkathe Paarkathe"||Vijay Yesudas, Pooja Vaidyanath||04:35|
|4.||"Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam"||Sivakarthikeyan, Anthony Dasan||04:00|
|5.||"Yennada Yennada"||Shreya Ghoshal, Sooraj Santhosh, SuVi||04:18|
|6.||"Indha Ponnungale (Dubstep mix)"||Jayamoorthy, Tha Prophecy||03:41|
On 13 July a making of song recording video of the song sung by Sivakarthikeyan was released and next day a theatrical film trailer was released, by Sony Music India on their YouTube channel. The film was given a "U" certificate by the Central Board. The film was released in 340+ screens worldwide, the widest release for Sivakarthikeyan till then. The satellite rights of the film were sold to Kalaignar.
Baradwaj Rangan wrote, "The film has enough silliness to qualify as mild amusement, especially in the scenes with Bosepandi and his friend Kodi (Soori) — but these gags would work just as well as a compilation clip on YouTube. The plotting is too loose to warrant a two-hour-and-forty-minute movie, with sentimental detours and meandering subplots".
Behindwoods Review Board rated 2.75 out of 5 and wrote, "Charmingly mischievous Siva Karthikeyan, comical Soori and the majestic Sathyaraj make VVS a jolly good entertainer."
Praising the work of the actors in the film, Indiaglitz says, "The film's biggest strength is Sathyaraj, and the climax alone is enough to show his strength. The man who has shifted gears towards character roles is doing a good job out of it. Siva again, it is a wonder to see this guy in yet another healthy fun movie."
Sandesh of Oneindia says, " 'Varutha Padatha Valibar Sangam' is a full-ledged comedy and family entertainer. Actor Sivakarthikeyan, Sathyaraj and comedian Parota Soori are the main highlight of the movie."
According to Sify, "Ponram through VVS follows the comedy template set by his guru Rajesh and blends them with his hero Sivakarthikeyan's image. Add D Imman's peppy melodies with a rural touch and you get a mass comedy entertainer".
Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam had the biggest opening in Sivakarthikeyan's career at the time of its release; it earned approximately ₹ 4.55 crore net on the first day of its release. According to Sify, the film, which released in 343 screens in Tamil Nadu, took ₹ 14.25 Cr in its first three days and had collected ₹ 31.5 Cr after 17 days at the Tamil Nadu box office.
It was termed as a "BlockBuster hit" by Behindwoods. It has completed 100 days successfully in many theatres.
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