Let me say upfront that I walked away from this movie before it ended, so I can’t tell you whether the ending is great, or if the second half improves substantially, which is possible. However, I found nothing of interest in the first half, and decided I had better things to do with my time. I have been reading positive reviews of this film, saying it has “heart”, and I can only conclude that the standard in the industry has gotten so low that something as plastic as VTV could be called a “heartfelt” movie. I saw two characters saying words that people in love might say, but any sincere emotion or chemistry between the lead characters was nonexistent. Instead there’s weak, predictable dialogues, bloated song sequences, awkward English, and random swearing that I suppose is meant to sound “hip”.
Pay attention for a scene where the two lead characters talk alone- unconvincingly- outside a house. Though their dialogue is lifeless and awkward, the director seems to have decided that making them get close to each other physically will convince the audience that this is the passion of lovers. Sadly, it doesn’t, and no amount of glitzy editing can fix that. When I voiced some of these complaints earlier, some people told me I was wrong for expecting something different from an urban love story. This is nonsense. If you want a recent movie with an urban love story, watch Mozhi. Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya, after reading so many good reviews, was a huge disappointment for me, a glitzy love story that contains no love.