Sri, Urmila Mahanta, Mithun Murali, Manisha Yadav
N. Subash Chandrabose, Ronnie Screwvala Music
Vazhakku En 18/9 Review
A neat compilation of events, an ensemble of newcomers and yet film maker Balaji Shakthivel has excelled once again in his story telling skills and that too with a strong message for parents and children. Working with newbies the director has once again proved that it is only a strong script that is needed to make a movie watchable. He has done it in Kadal, Samurai, Kalloori and now again in Vazhakku En 18/9.
The story line of Vazhakku En 18/9 is about how an innocent boy gets caught in a plot and lands behind bars for no mistake of his, how money and power plays a role in depriving him of his rights. Velu (Sri) an orphan who works hard to make both ends meet falls for Jothi (Urmila Mahantha) who supports doing household chores in near by flats where Velu runs a street shop. In one of the flats lives Aarthy (Manisha Yadav) who loves Dinesh (Mithun Murali) her neighbour. Dinesh with malafied intensions gets close to Aarthy only to take obscene pictures of hers and when Aarthy comes to know of this Dinesh tries to put an end to her and in a turn of events Jothi comes in the way. Dinesh with his influence and the help of a local inspector frames Velu. Now the rest of the film is how Velu proves he is innocent has been told in a spellbound manner.
Newcomers have done a great job for their first project. Music by Prasanna is here to stay and Vijay Milton with the camera has captured the lights right. Yet again Balaji Shakthivel proves that he believes in the script and never hesitates to believe in what you believe.
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