Vellai Yaanai

Vellai Yaanai (transl.White elephant) is a 2021 Indian Tamil-language drama film directed by Subramaniam Siva and starring Samuthirakani and Athmiya Rajan in the lead roles. Produced by Mini Studios, it was released on 11 July 2021 on Sun TV.[1][2]

Vellai Yaanai
Vellai Yaanai poster.jpg
Official release poster
Directed bySubramaniam Siva
StarringSamuthirakani
Athmiya Rajan
Music bySanthosh Narayanan
Country of originIndia
Original languageTamil
Production
ProducerS. Vinodh Kumar
CinematographyVishnu
EditorA. L. Ramesh
Production companyMini Studios
Release
Original networkSun TV
Original release11 July 2021 (2021-07-11)

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

Subramaniam Siva made a return as a director after a long sabbatical, and selected Samuthirakani to portray the lead role of a farmer. Athmiya Rajan was cast as the lead actress after the director was impressed by her performance in the Malayalam film, Joseph (2018) Post-production for the film began in June 2019, but the film's release was delayed by two years.[3][4][5][6]

SoundtrackEdit

Soundtrack was composed by Santhosh Narayanan.[7]

  • Vennila – Vijaynarain, Sangeetha Karuppiah
  • Aara Thedum – Santhosh Narayanan
  • Vaazha Vechonae – Vijaynarain
  • Thandhom Thana – Mukesh Mohamed
  • Nellu Vaasam – Santhosh Narayanan

ReleaseEdit

The film was directly released on Sun TV on 11 July 2021. A critic from Cinema Express wrote "inconsistency mars this well-intentioned Samuthirakani tearjerker", adding "inconsistent writing ruins the well-performed rural drama."[8] Entertainment portals Behindwoods and Dinamalar gave the film mixed reviews.[9][10][11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Samuthirakani's 'Vellai Yaanai' to release directly on TV". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 22 July 2021. Retrieved 6 November 2021.
  2. ^ "Samuthirakani's Vellai Yaanai to premiere next Sunday". The New Indian Express.
  3. ^ "Thiruda Thirudi-director Subramaniam Shiva's comeback film, Vellai Yaanai, ready for release". The New Indian Express. Archived from the original on 28 October 2020. Retrieved 6 November 2021.
  4. ^ "Samuthirakani's 'Vellai Yaanai' to skip theatrical release!". Sify. Archived from the original on 20 June 2021. Retrieved 6 November 2021.
  5. ^ Subramanian, Anupama (16 June 2019). "Samuthirakani is a farmer now". Deccan Chronicle. Archived from the original on 25 May 2021. Retrieved 6 November 2021.
  6. ^ "This film talks about the plight of farmers". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 18 June 2019. Retrieved 6 November 2021.
  7. ^ https://www.raaga.com/tamil/movie/vellaiyanai-songs-T0004834[bare URL]
  8. ^ "Vellai Yaanai Movie Review: Inconsistency mars this well-intentioned Samuthirakani tearjerker". The New Indian Express. Archived from the original on 25 September 2021. Retrieved 6 November 2021.
  9. ^ "Vellai Yaanai (Tamil) (aka) Vellai Yanai (Tamil) review". Behindwoods. 13 July 2021. Archived from the original on 20 July 2021. Retrieved 6 November 2021.
  10. ^ "வெள்ளை யானை - விமர்சனம்". cinema.dinamalar.com. Archived from the original on 2 November 2021. Retrieved 6 November 2021.
  11. ^ "Vellai Yaanai – Movie Review by Naveen". 12 July 2021. Archived from the original on 12 July 2021. Retrieved 6 November 2021.

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