Movie Review-Valimai: Feast to action lovers

Valimai starring Kollywood star Ajith Kumar in the lead role had a simultaneous release in Telugu with the same title. Tollywood actor Karthikeya portrayed the negative shade role in the film. The film created huge buzz in audiences from the day the trailer was released. Let’s see how it fares at box-office.


Set in Vizag backdrop, the film opens with chain snatching and drug peddling scenes being organized by a hacker named Narein( Karthikeya). To track the hacker and his crime network, the police department brings ACP Arjun( Ajith) onboard. What kind of challenges will Arjun face in the process of cracking Narein’s crime world, forms the main plot of the film.


The idea of director H Vinoth’s making a movie based on the society related issues by incorporating elements such as family emotions and youth struggles in the narration is good. The proceedings lack proper impact due to uneven presentation. Though the action stunts in the film are made on a lavish scale, the over melodramatic scenes which come at regular intervals diverts the audience attention. “Valimai” is an action packed family drama that has good setup and the execution part lacks proper presentation. The most important thing is to keep a check on your expectations and watch the film.


Ajith is fine with his usual acting in the movie. While his performance in the family emotional scenes is decent, the actor has given his best in action sequences. Karthikeya gets a fleshy role and the young actor impresses with his acting in the negative shaded character. His screen presence and physical transformation are good and adds weight to the proceedings. Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi is okay in her extended cameo role. Others artists who played supporting roles did justice to their respective roles.


Background score composed by Ghibran quite good and made audience to involve in the film. Mainly, his score registers for pre-interval action block. Songs composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja are audible on screen. The cinematography by Nirav Shah is at top-notch as he picturised the action sequences in a realistic manner. Editing by Vijay Velukutty can be better as there are some lags in the film and it has lengthy runtime. Production design, dubbing work and production values for the film are apt for its gener.


Ajith and Karthikeya’s performance

Action sequences

Interval block


Lengthy runtime

Unwanted melodramatic