Friday, October 19, 2018


Valmiki is a Tamil - movie directed by G. Anatha Narayanan. Starring Akil,Meera Nandan,Devika,Ajayan Bala.

Valmiki Cast / Crew
DIRECTOR: G. Anatha Narayanan.
PRODUCER:Vikatan Talkies.



Ajayan Bala

Valmiki Review

`Valmiki`: A deja vu ride all through (Tamil Film Review) Rating **1/2
By Aravindan DI

At a time when commercial cliches rule the roost in the southern film industry, debutant director G. Anantha Narayanan has tried his hand at an emotional pot-boiler in Valmiki based on an off-beat theme.

Narayanan, a former associate of director Shankar, who is known for mega budget extravaganzas, has ensured that no shades of his mentor`s style reflect in his work.

Produced by Vikatan Talkies, Valmiki is a tale of a young wayward youth, who gets reformed. The title probably takes its inspiration from saint Valmiki, who wrote the great epic Ramayana. Valmiki was said to have been a robber earlier in his life but later reformed.

The movie is about Pandi (Akil), born and brought up in a Chennai slum. An orphan, he makes a living robbing others. His jovial ways win him the admiration of many. He comes across a good samaritan for Vandhana (Meera Nandan), who runs a cr?e. She is committed to helping others.

One day, Pandi saves Vandhana from a lunatic (Badava Gopi). They begin to meet each other often and soon Vandhana develops a soft corner for Pandi.

Pandi, fearing that he might lose the friendship of Vandana, hides the fact that he is a robber.

Vandhana, however, comes to know about his profession. She vows to reform Pandi, but succeeds in her mission only after a disaster.

Akil, who burst onto the scene with Kallori, has done a decent job. Meera Nandan reminds one of Nadhiya. Despite the fact that her character is cliched, her spontaneous expressions deserve a mention. Newcomer Devika impresses.

Ilayaraja`s music remind of his earlier ones. A couple of songs, however, sound good and fit into the story perfectly. His background score lifts the narrative in many places.

Though Valmiki manages to sustain interest in parts, a sense of dej?u does prevail all through.

In short, Valmiki begins with promise but fizzles out post-interval.

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