Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa [2010] : Just Love....nothing else.

Hell Yeah ! Great question there... So, here comes another from 'A film about films'. VTV ! "Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa' [Will you Cross the Skies for Me?]

This is a movie, which I can blindly suggest to people who love Romantic movies. Written and Directed by Gautham Menon- Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa is absolutely lovable tale of - Karthik & Jessie. Played by Silambarasan Rajendar and Trisha Krishnan.

As you know, I am not a regular watcher of Southie movies. Its been just a few movies I've seen so far. But I was so curious about this one, just because I've heard a lot about its music via my fellow Twitter friends. I came to know that Rahman has created a magical score for this one. So I got hold of the soundtrack, and believe me, the songs still can't get out from my head. Wonderful songs. For the first time I am listening to Tamil songs, and can't get enough. To Start off with - Hosanna.

Then absolutely touchy - Mannipaya sung by Shreya Ghoshal and Rahman. And Omanna Penne... and more. Just love all.
Oh, I was talking about the film, no?. VTV is story of a Hindu boy and a Christian Girl. Got the story? Father of the girl don't like boy from other caste seeing his girl. Menacing brother of heroine is also there. But hey... the cliches stop there. And fresh treatment starts. Story moves on with interestingly different track. How the girl denies facts though she's also in love, how further twists add more problems to life of these lovers and finally how destiny plays its role. Really refreshing storytelling. And underplayed lead characters makes it more special.

There is subtle charm in the love story which won me over. And can't get enough of re-watching the songs and the moments. Also what complements the movie most after music, is its breathtaking visuals. Beautiful Kerala captured with equally beautiful Trisha. See my thoughts spoken by Karthik....

Camera work is also different from usual stuff. Many scenes have hand-held camera like effects. Even the animation is used brilliantly in a song toward the end. To say in few words, the movie scores high with technical beauty.

As mentioned earlier, performances are underplayed, but leaves impact. Silambarasan has his own style of speaking, which I found interesting. While Trisha looks stunning in Saarees and plays her part flawlessly. It must be tough for her to play such character. A scene near finale, made me cry throughout Ten minutes of it. Just one word for the actors - Fantastic !

Steal it.. download it.. or buy it - but must watch it !


  1. Thanks for the review! I've also come across a lot of praises for VTV online. I guess I should watch it soon!

  2. Oh, so THIS is where Hosanna is from! I kept on seeing people mention the song and had no idea what they were talking about. Trisha looks gorgeous. :-)

  3. one of my friends just got this movie and told me she'll be sending it to me! cannot wait!!!

  4. Instead of sleeping, I was just rewatching this. I love when he is in KFC and he says to the guy, Biryani Irruka? Lol! so many scenes, Humorous,well meaning, beautiful dialogues. Amazing songs. Bittersweet film.

    As you say story is nothing new but the treatment...not surprising though as it is from Gautham Menon.

    I am glad you enjoyed it.

  5. I love it^^
    Glad to see ur review!
    You really should watch Vaaranam aayiram, prev movie from this director :)

  6. So this is from the director of Vaaranam Aayiram? Then I definitely have to watch it!!!! Because I managed to watch the whole movie without subtitles (when I was travelling in India on bus) and enjoyed the movie a lot! I hadn't started even exploring the South Indian cinema at that time.......

  7. Sonia
    Yes, watch it now. Will love to read ur thoughts on it.

    haha. yes, THIS IS Hosanna. :) doesn't she?

    I bet you won't stop taking screencaps !!

    Oh yeah. The scenes are different, and KFC was good too. Lovely treatment of the movie indeed. Any suggestions of Gautham's works?

    Oh, thanks for the suggestion. Definitely looking forward to Menon's movies.

  8. This looks really good! I will watch it for sure. :)

  9. Ooh great review, will definitely look for it! :D Thanks

  10. @Darshit, my personal favorites are:

    Vaaranam Aayiram, About a dad/son relationship over many years. A bit long and gets side tracked in the middle but totally worth watching.

    Kaakha Kaakha - A well paced,well exected cop story. Romantic dialogues in both are brilliant.

  11. Filmi Girl & pitu
    :) yes, a must watch for all lovers of Indian films.

    Thanks for your suggestions. Will try to get them.

  12. Hmmm, finally you watch the movie. try to watch the posters of the telugu version "Ye Maya Chesavo" of this actress (SAMANTA) introduced for jessi charecter. she has done excellent job, and the way of presentation you'll like it.i don't recommend to see entire movie, because it is same from clap to clap, but at least watch songs, "she is beautiful"


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