Madhusudhanan (Udhayanidhi Stalin), who hails from Thiruvannamalai and son of a woman bus driver (Radhika Sarathkumar), works in Chennai. He is in love with Bhargavi (Manjima Mohan) and plans to marry her soon.
But Bhargavi’s brother Dheena (RK Suresh), an assistant commissioner of police, is against this romance. Then there is Kuzhandhaivelu (Suri), a dubbing artiste, who wants to be with his pregnant wife.
Madhusudhanan and Kuzhandhaivelu have a chance encounter with Chotta (Daniel Balaji), a most wanted terrorist who escapes from the prison to execute a serial bomb blast in Chennai city.
The two innocents are now chased by the police department as they suspect them as aides of Chotta. How Madhusudhanan comes out of the plot with his brainy ways is the crux of Ippadai Vellum.
After a rural tale in his maiden directorial venture Thoonga Nagaram and a racy urban thriller in his second filmmaking outing Sigaram Thodu, Gaurav Narayanan has come up with Ippadi Vellum, a film which reminds one of his second flick.
The star cast is comprised of Udhayanidhi Stalin, Manjima Mohan, Suri, RK Suresh, Daniel Balaji, Radikaa Sarathkumar, Marimuthu and MS Bhaskar among others and everyone has chipped in with goods.
Particularly, Udhayanidhi has done his best ever hardwork so far. Manjima performs well in whatever scope is given to her, while Suri is funny as well as touching. Daniel Balaji delivers a strong performance.
Cinematographer Richard M Nathan, besides providing colorful visuals, has also played a vital role with multiple angles and camera movements. D Imman, the music compose, has provided ample support to the script.
Director Gaurav Narayanan could have avoided cliches to make the movie more interesting. At places, the narration looks forced. But there are many plus points in this flick, and you might enjoy it if your sole intention is to kill some time in a cinema hall.
Rating: 2.75 out of 5