Veerappu is a 2007 Indian Tamil-language action drama film directed by Badri in his directorial debut. It is a remake of the 1995 Malayalam film Spadikam by Bhadran. It also draws some of the plot from the Malayalam film Narasimham (film). The film stars Sundar C in his second film as lead role, along with Gopika, Prakash Raj, Vivek, and Santhanam. The music was composed by D. Imman, while editing was done by Mu. Kasi Vishwanathan. The film was a commercial success at the box office.

Veerappu
Directed byBadri
Written byBadri
Story byBhadran
Based onSpadikam (1995)
by Bhadran
Produced byKrishnamoorthy Vijayakumar
Sujatha Vijayakumar
StarringSundar C
Gopika
Prakash Raj
Vivek
Santhanam
CinematographyK. S. Selvaraj
Edited byMu. Kasi Vishwanathan
Music byD. Imman
Production
company
Home Media [P].Ltd
Distributed byAvni Cinemax
Release date
27 July 2007
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

PlotEdit

The story revolves around an ego clash between father and son. Pulippandi (Sundar C) is a local rowdy and the son of a math teacher Vedhukannu (Prakash Raj). Vedhukannu hates Puli for being a rowdy and not being proficient in math. As part of a flashback, it is shown that young Puli was very good in physics, but his father, being a math teacher, wanted him to excel in math, which he was unable to do. As a result of repeated physical and mental abuse, Puli takes the wrong route to grow up. In the meantime, rival gangs and police try to kill him, but he is accidentally saved by his half-sister, a daughter from an affair that his father had. Puli helps his half-sister in return for her unexpected help and vouches for her safety. The rival gangs kill her and put the blame on his father. How Puli brings the truth to light and unites with his family completes the rest of the movie.

CastEdit

SoundtrackEdit

The soundtrack was composed by D. Imman.[1]

Veerappu
Soundtrack album by
D. Imman
Released2007
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LanguageTamil
D. Imman chronology
Naan Avanillai
(2007)
Veerappu
(2007)
Marudhamalai
(2007)

All lyrics are written by K. S. Selvaraj.

Track listing
No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Puliya Kili Jeyicha"Harish Raghavendra, Madhushree04:54
2."Roundukatti Adi"Bhargavi04:37
3."Poona Varuveero"Jey05:39
4."Mathematical Expression (Kanakku)"Manikka Vinayagam04:06
5."Poona Varuveero - Remix"D. Imman, Jey05:27
Total length:24:43

ReceptionEdit

Sify wrote "On the whole Veerappu, is a clean family entertainer with a nice message, worth a look."[2] Behindwoods wrote "Debutant director Badri, has nothing new to offer for the paying public and the screenplay runs in a set predictable path. Some twists and turns in the storyline could have helped in a big way."[3] Rediff wrote "The yarn has been 'commercially treated' to suit Tamil sensibilities one would be led to believe. Save for the fast paced moments towards the climax and the punctuations of stunt scenes, the result is slow and too pat."[4] Thiraipadam wrote "the film, in spite of unimpressive casting, passes muster."[5]

Box officeEdit

Veerappu was a commercial success grossing $2 million at the box office.

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