A story of friends hunted by situations that tests their loyalty. Jai Krishna, a former associate of Kamal Haasan has tried making a convincing family drama, but violence is dominated by its title Vanmam that goes very well with the film as well.
Kanyakumari is the hometown of Radha (Vijay Sethupathi) and Chella Durai (Kreshna) who have been friends from their childhood. Vadhana (Sunaina) and Chella Durai are deeply in love, which strongly objected by her elder brother (Madhusudhan of Goli Soda fame) leads to some conflict. Accidentally, when Radha tries to save his friend from her brother during a fight, he accidentally gets his throat slit open. Both of them try to hide this killing their own conscience and how far would be they loyal to each other forms rest of the story.
Vijay Sethupathi never minds taking up any roles and sometimes even a cameo as well. But he etches out the best spell from his store and easily wins the applause and appreciation. Over here, scenarios are same as the story stumbles halfway through the drama and yet his performance gives some life to the tale. Kreshna had gained a decent market with Yaamirukka Bayamey followed by moderate appreciation in Vanavarayan Vallavarayan. However, he has to change his style of performance to retain his status in Tamil cinema. Sunaina doesn’t fit the role so much and her emoting skills are a stark mediocre.
Musical score by Thaman doesn’t get your praises. The young music director needlessly follows the same pattern of musical score and none of the songs are captivating.
It takes nearly a hour and half for the actual story to commence and we are tested badly with our patience. To make it more simple, if not for Vijay Sethupathi, you walk earnestly walk out of theatres before the intermission unwinds.
Verdict: Overdose of violence, lack of drama