Viduthalai Part 1 Review & Ratings | Hit Or Flop?

Viduthalai Part 1 Review: Director Vetri Maaran has huge fan base among the passionate film makers and actors, as he always makes the movies that are so real and helps the actors to improve their acting skills. When Vetri Maaran announced a movie with Actor Soori in the lead role, everyone were shocked as this combination was never expected. “Viduthalai Part 1” has finally released in theatres today. Let us get into the detailed review of this movie, to know if Vetri Maaran succeeded once again with his unique making style of raw movies.

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Kumaresan (Soori), a police constable, is put in charge of “Operation Ghosthunt,” which is meant to catch Perumal “Vaathiyar,” (Vijay Sethupathi) the leader of a separatist group called “People’s Army” that fights against the government for abusing innocent village women in the name of police interrogations. In the process of hunting down Perumal, how did the life of Kumaresan take a turn is what forms the rest of the story.

Cast & Crew

“Viduthalai Part 1” stars actors Soori and Vijay Sethupathi in the lead roles. Other prominent roles in the movie are played by Bhavani Sri, Chetan, Gautham Vasudev Menon, Rajiv Menon, Ilavarasu, Munnar Ramesh, Saravana Subbiah.

“Viduthalai Part 1” is written by Jeyamohan and directed by Vetri Maaran. This movie is produced by Elred Kumar under RS Infotainment banner. Music of this movie is composed by Ilaiyaraaja and cinematography is handled by R.Velraj. Editing of this movie is taken care by R Ramar.

Movie NameViduthalai Part 1
DirectorVetri Maaran
Music DirectorIlaiyaraaja
ProducerElred Kumar
GenreAction, Drama
CastSoori, Vijay Sethupathi, Bhavani Sri, Chetan, Gautham Vasudev Menon, and others
Cinematography R. Velraj


There are few film makers in India, who never fail to deliver the best content movies and Vetri Maaran definitely tops the list. Viduthalai has all the elements that are expected from director Vetri Maaran. Movie starts off with a good note, slowly introducing the main character and his struggle for his role in the department.

All the characters in the movie are so real that audience from Tamilnadu will definitely connect to any of these characters from the movie. Movie has many metaphors that has some underlying meaning. Realistic making and in-depth characters will make us watch the movie till the end, even though there are few dull moments in the movie. Climax scene will definitely make us wait for the release of part 2.

While it comes to performances, Actor Soori looks like a perfect selection for the role of Kumaresan, who is naive and ambitious. It is refreshing to see him in such character that has less scope for comedy, but has more scope for performance. Vijay Sethupathi is brilliant as usual in the role of Perumal “Vaathiyar” and we cannot find any flaws in his performance. Bhavan Sri also did her part very well. Chetan, Gautham Vasudev Menon and all other actors did their part well as required for their characters.

Technically Viduthalai Part 1 looks very good. Songs composed by Ilayaraaja are soulful and background music added the required mood for many scenes. Cinematography by R Velraj is another highlight in the movie, as he was successful in creating the tension among the audience during some scenes. Action scenes are well designed. Production values are decent.

Director Vetri Maaran proves once again, why he is loved by everyone. His characters look so real on screen though the story of this movie is very simple. He should definitely be appreciated for all the efforts in bringing such realistic movies.

Overall, Viduthalai Part 1 is another masterpiece from director Vetri Maaran. Definitely watch this movie only in theatres.

Plus Points:

  • Characters
  • Screenplay
  • Performances

Minus Points:

  • Few dragged scenes

Rating: 3.25/5

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Bhargav Reddy

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