Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam

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Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam
Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam Poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Tamil வருத்தப்படாத வாலிபர் சங்கம்
Directed by Ponram
Produced by P. Madhan
Written by
Starring
Music by D. Imman
Cinematography Balasubramaniem
Edited by Vivek Harshan
Production
company
Distributed by Escape Artists Motion Pictures
Release date
  • 6 September 2013 (2013-09-06)
Running time
158 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil
Budget 7.1 crore[1]

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.[2][3] It stars Sivakarthikeyan, Sathyaraj and Sri Divya.[4][5] The film was produced by Escape Artists Motion Pictures and has music by D. Imman. Rajesh wrote the dialogues for the film.[6] It was filmed in Padalur, Theni, Tiruchi and Chennai.[4] The film released on 6 September 2013 and received positive reviews from critics and became a box office success.[7] The film was remade in Kannada as Adyaksha with Sharan playing the lead role and in Telugu as Current Theega with Manoj Manchu.[8][9]

Plot[edit]

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.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam
Soundtrack album to Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam by D. Imman
Released 2013
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Language Tamil
Label Sony Music
Producer D. Imman
D. Imman chronology
Desingu Raja
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Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam
(2013)
Ennathan Pesuvatho
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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.[10] The audio was released on 14 July,[11] Actor Dhanush released the audio CD and director A. R. Murugadoss received it. Behindwoods wrote:"Made for onscreen enjoyment"[12] while Indiaglitz wrote:"Overall one for the mass and fun factor".[13]

Track list
No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Oodha Colour Ribbon" Hariharasudan 04:42
2. "Indha Ponnungale" Jayamoorthy 04:32
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
Total length: 25:48

Release[edit]

On 13 July a making of song recording video of the song sung by Sivakarthikeyan was released[14] and next day a theatrical film trailer was released, by Sony Music India on their YouTube channel.[15] The film was given a "U" certificate by the Central Board[citation needed]. The film was released in 340+ screens worldwide, the widest release for Sivakarthikeyan till then.[16] The satellite rights of the film were sold to Kalaignar.[17]

Reception[edit]

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".[18]

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."[19]

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."[20]

Rediff wrote, "Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam is boring and gets repetitive after a while".[21]

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".[22]

"IBNLive has given 3 out of 5 "you are likely to enjoy it more".[23] IBTimes review verdict is "Good Entertainer, Worth a Watch".[24]

The New Indian Express wrote, "A promising work by a debutant, the film though not the best of comedies, makes for a fairly pleasant watch".[25]

Box office[edit]

Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam had the biggest opening in Sivakarthikeyan's career at the time of its release;[26] it earned approximately 4.55 crore net on the first day of its release.[27] 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.[1]

It was termed as a "BlockBuster hit" by Behindwoods. It has completed 100 days successfully in many theatres.[28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "VVS is a blockbuster - The Economics". SIFY. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  2. ^ S. R. Ashok Kumar (27 July 2013). "Audio Beat: Varuthapadatha Vaalibar Sangam - Songs to lift your mood". The Hindu. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Varutha Padatha Valibar Sangam first look poster". The Times of India. 12 June 2013. Retrieved 13 June 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "'Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam' gets ready!". Sify. Retrieved 13 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Sivakarthikeyan and Sathyraj join hands!". The Times of India. 2 April 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Imman composes for Siva Karthikeyan's next". The Times of India. 28 December 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "Chennai Box-Office - Sep 13 to 15". SIFY. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  8. ^ http://www.bangaloremirror.com/entertainment/reviews/Movie-review-Sharan-Adyaksha/articleshow/40310678.cms
  9. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/telugu/movies/news/Current-Teega-is-a-Tamil-film-remake/articleshow/42641729.cms
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  11. ^ "Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam audio launch on July 14". Indiaglitz. 10 July 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  12. ^ "Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam Songs Review". Behindwoods. 14 July 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  13. ^ "Varutha Padatha Valibar Sangam Music Review songs lyrics". Indiaglitz. 18 July 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  14. ^ "YouTube". YouTube. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  15. ^ "Varuthapadatha Vaalibar Sangam - Official Theatrical Trailer". YouTube. 14 July 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  16. ^ "Varutha Padatha Valibar Sangam Tamil Movie". IndiaGlitz. 3 September 2013. Retrieved 17 September 2013. 
  17. ^ "DEEPAVALI 2014 SPECIAL MOVIE VARUTHAPADATHA VALIBAR SANGAM IN KALAIGNAR TV CHANNEL ON 22/10/14, KALAIGNAR TV CHANNEL SPECIAL PROGRAM ON DIWALI 2014". Indreporter. 13 October 2014. Retrieved 5 September 2015. 
  18. ^ Baradwaj Rangan (7 September 2013). "Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam: Jest cause". The Hindu. Retrieved 17 September 2013. 
  19. ^ "Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam Movie Review Sivakarthikeyan, Varutha Padadha Vaalibar Sangam". Behindwoods. 6 September 2013. Retrieved 17 September 2013. 
  20. ^ "Varutha Padatha Valibar Sangam Tamil Movie Review". IndiaGlitz. 6 September 2013. Retrieved 17 September 2013. 
  21. ^ "Review: Varthapadatha Valibar Sangam is boring". Rediff. 9 September 2013. Retrieved 17 September 2013. 
  22. ^ "Movie Review : Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam". Sify. Retrieved 17 September 2013. 
  23. ^ "IBNLive". IBNLive. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  24. ^ "IBTimes". IBTimes. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  25. ^ Mannath, Malini (8 September 2013). "Varuthapadatha Vaalibar Sangam: Karthikeyan's splendid take". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 17 September 2013. 
  26. ^ "'Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam' opens big!". SIFY. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  27. ^ "IBTimes". IBTimes. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  28. ^ "Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam box office collection". Behindwoods. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 

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