Director Vijay, after his last venture Devi on the spirited activities of an actress, moves to a subject which has a social message in his film Vanamagan. Regular followers of films would know that this story is about tribal(s) and city-dweller(s). In this story of Vijay, he does touch upon this subject along with regular commercial elements.
Give Jayam Ravi any script or role and you can be assured that he is going to give more than his 100%. Vanamagan is no exception. With hardly a quarter page of words in the entire script, Ravi sashays his role smoothly like how he glides between the trees in the film with dexterity. Be it the action sequences or emotional ones, this actor is in his elements. For a debutante, Sayesha is good and is evident that she has understood her character well. Thambi Ramaiah delivers a templated performance and by now we are very familiar with his body language, counters or expressions.
Other side Bollywood movie Tublelight is also running well on Worldwide Box Office in its first week. But on US Box Office both have earned very close amount near abour 5.5 Crore approx. within starting 3 days including premier Thursday. Other side same day released Tamil movies AAA & Vanamagan is also running very well these days. DJ 1st Weekend Worldwide Share is around Rs. 44 Crore.
The vast expanse of greenery or the rich interiors of the heroine’s abode, Tirru’s camera has captured them all in the best possible way. Harris Jayaraj’s songs continue to give us a déjà vu feel despite them being hummable. While a few are rightly placed, the song by the tribals appears to be unwarranted. Totting it all up, Vanamagan does not have major complaints but needs more power to strike it big with the audiences.