Vallinam Movie Review
Cast: Nakul, Mrudhula Basker, Atul Arivazhagan
After the crisp and entertaining thriller Eeram has come out with a decent sport based film Vallinam. The film tries to highlight that there are other sports like basketball, which is more gripping than Cricket which is larger-than-life sport in India and craze among the youth. Vallinam starts with Nakul’s small flashback with his friend actor Krishna and his death tragedy while playing an inter college Basketball tournament. Krishna having a weak cardiac attack dies when Nakul accidently hits him hard while passing the ball.
This incident makes Nakul very disappointed and disturbed virtually plans of walking away from the college, sport and his home in Trichy. Nakul with a heavy heart joins a college in Chennai where he meets his news friends and in accordance they happen to be the basketball players in the college. The star has shown all form of emotions and tries himself hard from being away from the sport, but situations prefer him to be in and losing that grip the star challenges the senior of the college that cricket is not only the sport that is be cherished in this country.
With this challenge the end of first half is done with making us wait for the real tournament to begin. Actress Mrudhula pairing Nakul has shown respect for her romance and the sport by supporting the hero till the very end is sure to change attitude of many youngsters today. The 2nd half is the Basketball tournament and practice all the way. Seeking sponsors for the team Nakul and co making efforts they are left humiliating and pale.
Atul Kulkarani, the coach of team takes 5 minutes to explain that any authority or association are not well formed for other sports rather than cricket in this country, is the hard painful truth that everybody should accept is the highlight of the movie. Actor Krishna and Aathi walks in for a cameo and stays in soul.
On the whole, its a smart entertainer.