Vadhandhi Web Series Review: For the first time one of the finest actors in Indian Cinema, S.J.Suryah made his OTT debut with the series called Vadhandhi -The Fable of Velonie, and the series trailer has grabbed the attention and SJ. Suryah in it obviously the series has a lot of expectations and carrying the expectations the series premiered today December 02, 2022, on Amazon Prime Video, well, let’s delve into the review and find out whether the series lives up to the expectations or not.
Vivek, (SJ.Suryah) an assiduous cop, takes charge of the investigation of the murder of a beautiful young girl, Velonie. The rumors about her that spring up post her death threaten to irrevocably damage Velonie’s image, Vivek must wade through a web of half-truths and confusing leads to solving the case
Cast & Crew
S.J. Suryah, Sanjana, Laila, Nasser, Vivek Prasanna, Hareesh Peradi, Smruthi Venkat, Kumaran Thangarajan & others, and the series was directed by Andrew Louis, while the cinematography has done by Saravanan Ramasamy, music has composed by Simon K King and the series was produced by Pushkar & Gayatri under the banner of Wallwatcher Films.
|Music Director||Simon K King|
|Producer||Pushkar & Gayatri|
|Cast||S.J. Suryah, Sanjana, Laila, Nasser, Vivek Prasanna, Hareesh Peradi, Smruthi Venkat, Kumaran Thangarajan & others|
The series starts off with dead slow pace narration as it takes a lot of time to get into the actual story, but still, the premise prepared your brain to travel with the series, however, once Vivek takes the charge to investigate the case of a young girl called Velonie from then on the series gets interesting and makes you part of it, the first three episodes have nothing makes you thrill with the investigation as Vivek struggles to find a single clue.
From the fourth episode, the racy screenplay makes it even more interesting and makes you glued to the screen till the last episode, as every episode has perfect cliffhangers that make us curious to watch the next episode, though the series ebbs and flows in the few episodes with the narrative although the detailing investigation process holds our attention, the biggest drawback of the series is the killer motive.
Coming to the performance S.J Suryah was always killed with his performance as Vivek and once again he shows mettle in his acting, and Laila did a decent job, Nasser who has less screen time but he appears in most of the episodes and he did his best and rest of the cast Vivek Prasanna, Hareesh Peradi, Smruthi Venkat, Kumaran Thangarajan did their best.
Andrew Louis partially succeeded with the series as he come up with a regular story but the screenplay is quite good, apart from that he presented a novel thriller with regular scenes, at least if the scenes could have been written fresh then the series would have been much better.
Technically, Vadhandhi is top-notch, right from Saravanan Ramasamy’s cinematography the mood, color tone, and framing of every aspect pull into the film and make you part of it, Simon K King’s background score is good he created curiosity in many scenes with his background score and rest of the team did well.
Overall, Vadhandhi is a regular thriller as doesn’t reinvent the genre but has its own distinctive touch to it and if you are a fan of thrillers you can watch it, other sections of the audience can easily skip it.
- Few Twists
- Regular Story
- Predictable Scenes
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