Vaanam Kottattum is a nice film that takes an oft-repeated storyline and makes it engaging. The pace of the screenplay which didn’t dwell on any single happening for long, emotional dialogues that work, the impressive acting by the five lead actors (Raadhika, Sarathkumar, Vikram Prabhu, Aishwarya Rajesh and Balaji Sakthivel) have turned an ordinary film to one worthy of your time.[Update: The film is available on Amazon Prime Video]
The story is about two kids growing up with their mother while their father is serving his prison term for murder being realistically told, along with a thread of revenge by the son of the killed man. Yes, there are (unnecessary) side stories, like a meaningless love story between Vikram Prabhu and Madonna Sebastian and a triangle love story involving Aishwarya Rajesh, but thankfully they don’t take too much time away from the core. After the success in Namma Veettu Pillai (2019), the talented Aishwarya Rajesh seems to have become defacto loving yet bold sister to the hero for Kollywood – I am not complaining as I enjoy seeing more of her, a relief from all the plasticky looking heroines of Kollywood. Hopefully, this film will provide the lucky break for Vikram Prabhu, who has done his role well. Shanthanu Bhagyaraj makes his presence felt with the little screen time he got.