5/24/2017 6:24:00 PM
Radharavi, Vaagai Chandrasekhar and Nizhalgal Ravi are the heads of a village in the southern part of Tamil Nadu. The trio every year oversee the formalities in the festival in the village where the traditional goat fighting sport is conducted. To them, winning in the goat fighting competition is a matter of pride. And, a goat fight between Radharavi and Vaagai Chandrasekhar's goats are scheduled to happen in which Chandrasekhar's goat emerges triumphant. Radharavi takes the loss too personally on the lines of humiliation and commits suicide. Soon, a riot erupts in the village and Nizhalgal Ravi is killed. Fearing for the safety of her son, Seetha, his wife takes him and leaves the village.
Fast forward 18 years later, the village is now close to turning into a desert. The village temple has also been closed and no festival has taken place over those 18 years. The village elders then realize the reason for the village turning so barren is because of them not celebrating the festival and decide they have to resume it once again soon. They then head to Vaagai Chandrasekhar, who outright rejects the idea citing Radharavi's family members will raise new problems. He then asks them to seek the permission of Radharavi's family, but his wife Vadivukarasi completely denounces such an event from happening. In the meantime, Seetha's son Selvam and Vaagai Chandrasekhar's granddaughter Anitha are in love with each other. On the other hand, Vadivukarasi poses a challenge to Vaagai Chandrasekhar to enter into a goat fight once again and says if his goat wins the contest, she will allow the festival once again to resume. However, if Vadivukarasi's goat wins the battle, Vaagai Chandrasekhar along with his family must leave the village. Who wins the goat fight and whether the festival is once again allowed to be conducted forms the rest of the plot of Veera Vamsam.
Being veterans in the industry, Radharavi, Vaagai Chandrasekhar and Nizhalgal Ravi have tried their best to give life to their roles in a script that's faltering on many levels and we are not able to enjoy their performance as a result. Vadivukarasi is a saving grace in this film and she delivers a ferocious performance in the second half reminding us of how she can carry the female villain roles with ease and the same can be said about Seetha, who plays the role of an affectionate mother to a tee. Selva, who comes as the hero has played his part as necessary for his character while heroine Anitha's role is minimal.
Director Bhagavathi Bala has made the film focusing on a particular section of the society. Although he has tried to show them in a glorious light, there are many moments which make us cringe a lot. There are scenes completely unnecessary to the plot as they make no sense at all leaving us completely confused. Good Luck Ravi and Kabaleeswar's music is quite average, but the duo redeem themselves in the background score department. Bhagavathi Bala, apart from his directing duties has delivered on the cinematography front.
In short, Veera Vamsam lacks depth.