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Vanamagan Movie Review

Vanamagan Movie Review Tamil Movie Review
By nettv4u.com
Review for the film " Vanamagan"
Runtime: 2 Hours 02 Minutes
Certificate: U
Released: 23-06-2017
2.5 / 5.0



" Vanamagan" is an action adventure thriller directed by AL Vijay. Vanamagan has Jayam Ravi and Sayesha Saigal in the lead roles. Varun, the grandson of Isari Velan, plays a pivotal role in Vanamagan. The film also has the participation of Prakash Raj, Thambi Ramaiah, Sanjay Bharathi, Vela Ramamoorthy, Arjunan and Ramya Subramanian. AL Azhagappan produces the film under the banner Think Big Studios. Kona Film Corporation distributes Vanamagan. The music composition of the film is by Harris Jayaraj. Tirru is the cinematographer and the editing is by Anthony.


The plot is nothing but what happens when a tribal guy, who lives on an Island with his people, visits a city. What is his reaction while he witnesses varieties of people and technological developments? Vaasi comes from a tribal island. He falls in love with Kavya, a rich girl. He wins her heart and starts living with her in her house. Kavya’s caretaker doesn’t like her to join Vaasi. Did Vaasi marry Kavya after so much of hurdles?  The answer makes the crux of the story. Watch the film on the silver screen.

Star Performance

Sayesha Saigal is a great find of Vijay to Tamil film industry. She emotes well, dances well and attracts the audiences well. Prakash Raj hasn’t been utilized well. Jayam Ravi has no space to perform much except doing gymnastics in the jungle.


Vijay, who has directed emotional dramas including Madarasapattinam, Deiva Thirumagal and “ Saivam,” has chosen this tribal setup. However, it has the reference to George of the Jungle, a Hollywood film that released in 1997. Although the subject is a predictable one, Vijay has shown the love between Vaasi and Kavya in a different perception. Vijay should be appreciated for choosing Sayesha as the lead. Jayam Ravi has taken efforts to tone up his body to a good shape. He had performed better in Thani Oruvan and “ Bogan” than Vanamagan.

What’s There?

  • Acting and dance performances of Sayesha
  • Jayam Ravi’s effort should be appreciated

What’s Not There?

  • Harris' BGM is not much impressive
  • Unimpressive comedy sequences by Thambi Ramaiah
  • Screenplay of Vijay fails to impress
  • Predictable scenes


Vijay has chosen to dedicate the film to the tribal people, who are suffering all over the world. But, he fails to impress the audiences. However, this film is a complete family entertainer that doesn’t have any vulgar dialogues or scenes. Vanamagan …. Could be watched once!