Vel (film)

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Vel
Velsurya.jpg
Directed byHari
Produced byM. Chinthamani
Written byHari
StarringSuriya
Asin
Vadivelu
Kalabhavan Mani
Music byYuvan Shankar Raja
CinematographyPriyan
Edited byV. T. Vijayan
Production
company
Sree Rajakaalaiamman Medias
Distributed byKalasangham Films
Release date
8 November 2007
Running time
161 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Vel (transl. Spear) is a 2007 Indian Tamil-language action film written and directed by Hari and produced by Mohan Natarajan. It stars Suriya in a double role as identical twins as protagonists, Asin as the female lead, and Kalabhavan Mani as the antagonist. It also features Vadivelu, Lakshmi, Saranya Ponvannan, Charan Raj, Ambika, and Nassar in supporting roles.[1] The film's score and soundtrack was composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja.[2] The film released on 8 November 2007, coinciding with Diwali. Upon release, the film received mixed reviews but was a critical and commercial success.[3] The film was later dubbed and released in Telugu as Deva and in Hindi as Main Faisla Karunga in 2014.[4][5]

Plot[edit]

(Charan Raj) and (Saranya Ponvannan) who have twins lose one of them while traveling between Tirunelveli and Chennai. The child stolen by a beggar for its gold chain is abandoned at the door of a rich feudal landlord. He is brought up in the family as Vel (Suriya) and becomes the darling of everybody including Appatha (Lakshmi), the family head. Meanwhile the other twin grows up and becomes a private detective Vasu (Suriya), who falls in love with a television hostess, Swathi (Asin). At the same time Vel is given a tough time by Sakkara Pandi (Kalabhavan Mani), a former minister and local strongman who has his own axe to grind. The twins meet, swap their roles and unite to fight the villain, forms the rest of this predictable yarn.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Vel
Soundtrack album by
Released
13 October 2007 (India)
Recorded2007
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelSony Music Entertainment
Think Music
Ayngaran Music
An Ak Audio
ProducerYuvan Shankar Raja
Yuvan Shankar Raja chronology
Kattradhu Thamizh
(2007)
Vel
(2007)
Machakaaran
(2007)

Director Hari once again teamed up with composer Yuvan Shankar Raja for the musical score of Vel after having worked together in Thaamirabharani. The soundtrack of Vel was released on 13 October 2007 and features 6 songs. Lyrics were written by Na. Muthukumar and Hari. Comedian Vadivelu had lent his voice for one of the songs.

The album received mixed reviews.[6]

Track list[edit]

Track Song Singers Length (m:ss) Lyrics
1 "Indha Ooril" Shankar Mahadevan 4:30 Na. Muthukumar
2 "Kovakkara Kiliye" Sujatha and Tippu 4:15 Na. Muthukumar
3 "Aayiram Jannal" Vadivelu, Premji Amaran and Rahul Nambiar 5:13 Na. Muthukumar
4 "Thoppul Kodi" Sriram Parthasarathy 2:11 Hari
5 "Onnapola" Shankar Mahadevan and Srilekha Parthasarathy 4:03 Na. Muthukumar
6 "Ottraikannale" Haricharan and Suchitra 4:08 Hari

Box office[edit]

This film's theaterical run was 50 days in 17 centers and 100 days in 13 centers making it a commercially successful venture.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vel". The Times of India. 8 November 2007. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  2. ^ http://creative.sulekha.com/vel-movie-review-diwalicontest_313676_blog
  3. ^ http://www.behindwoods.com/tamil-movie-articles/movies-07/vel-review.html
  4. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6H0ywl3484I
  5. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZ0z3YToHYU
  6. ^ "Yuvan's great escape". Sify. Retrieved 6 August 2009.
  7. ^ "Suriya's Vel 100 days it collected 520millionCelebration". Sify. Retrieved 6 August 2009.

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