Vaettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu is out and so are the reviews. Expectations seem to have been met.
Excerpts, as usual:
- …what gives you goose flesh is the finely calibrated performance of Kamal as DCP Raghavan. You just can’t take your eyes off him as he laces his portrayal with dignity, grace and dry wit.
- Verdict: Go for it
- …when you have somebody like Kamal who can get into the flesh of any character and Gautham Menon, who knows how to set up the right ambient mood and field, what you have is two and half hours of sustained and quality entertainment.
- Kamal’s strength is that he can shine in even lonely roles (even when he can’t feed off from somebody else’s intensity). Kamal understates and underplays the cop character with remarkable discernment. The narrative simply unfolds from him.
Update on Sep. 2: Rediff.com review says “Kamal Haasan is brilliant…”.