RJ Balaji’s Veetla Vishesham is a competently made remake of Badhaai Ho
Remakes are challenging, particularly since the original was a National Award-winning movie about a sensitive topic for many viewers. But with Veetla Vishesham, RJ Balaji and NJ Saravanan have succeeded in creating a fun movie that simultaneously makes us laugh out loud and cry.
Unnikrishnan (Sathyaraj), a railways employee, his homemaker wife Krishnaveni (Urvashi), their two kids Ilango (RJ Balaji), a 20-something biology teacher, and Anirudh (Visvesh), a high school student, as well as his ailing mother Ammulu, are the centre of the story (KPAC Lalitha). Despite their limited resources, Unni and Krishnaveni are a loving couple who discover that the latter is pregnant after spending one special night together. Krishnaveni decides to have the baby, but they are more concerned with how the community, particularly their two kids, will respond to this news. Will Ilango and Anirudh be in a position to accept this reality and accept their parents’ choice?
In addition to tragicomedy, situational comedy, slapstick, and Balaji’s well-known smart counters, Veetla Vishesham is a collection of many comedic genres. The movie also lessens its intimacy and sex jokes, as one might anticipate, possibly in an effort to make the subject family-friendly.
It also benefits from the way the characters are written. Ilango is depicted as a hapless individual with a traditional outlook on life, which is problematic for his relationship with his girlfriend (played by Aparna Balamurali). This arc connects to the main plot. The power dynamics between the father and son aid in the development of the movie, and happily, there is no melodrama in the dramatic scenes involving Sathyaraj and Urvashi.
Please watch the movie in theatres with family.