Vellore Maavattam (English: Vellore District) is a 2011 Indian Tamil action film written and directed by R. N. R. Manohar, starring Nandha and Poorna. Produced by AGS Entertainment, the film released on 6 October 2011 on the occasion of the festival of Ayudha Pooja.
Nandha dons a khakhi for the first time and plays a rough tough cop in ‘Vellore Mavattam’. At a time when filmmakers go around Madurai and its interior villages, director RNR Manohar of ‘Masilamani’ fame has chosen Vellore as the movie’s backdrop and has used its geographical locations well to deliver a slick entertainer.
Although cop stories need no introduction in Tamil cinema, the swift screenplay of ‘Vellore Mavattam’ sets it apart.
Nandha plays an IPS officer who fights not just against evil men in the society or anti-socials, but corrupt men within the police department too. Poorna plays his wife while the cast includes Azhagam Perumal, GM Kumar, Santhanam and Mayilsamy.
Muthukumar (Nandha) is the son of a vegetable vendor in a village. His father wants him to study well and come good in life. He strives and becomes an IPS officer. After a brief stint of training at National Police Academy, Muthukumar is appointed as Additional Superintendent of Police in Vellore district. Meanwhile, he meets Priya (Poorna) and both fall for each other. They eventually get married.
Muthukumar’s problems start after he aspires to make Vellore a haven of peace. But there is Gurumurthy (Azhagam Perumal) who with his nexus with politicians and police officers play spoilsport on Muthukumar’s dreams.
Nandha is bubbly, agile as young police officer. He looks trim and seems to have done his home work well. He has enough stunt sequences too. Poorna as Nandha’s wife has a small role to essay but she makes an impression with the little role she has. Santhanam as constable Kumaravelu tickles your funny bone, but at places goes overboard with double entendre.
GM Kumar and Mayilsamy form part of the cast. Azhagam Perumal plays a baddie. Cinematographer Vettri has captured Vellore district well, while editor Suraj Kavee tries to liven up the pace thanks to his scissors. His crisp editing deserves special mention. Sundar C Babu’s music is peppy. Produced by AGS Entertainment, ‘Vellore Mavattam’ is good in most parts, although the script may set in a sense of déjà vu, it’s quite entertaining.
Directed by R. N. R. Manohar
Produced by Kalpathi S. Aghoram, Kalpathi S. Ganesh & Kalpathi S. Suresh
Screenplay by R. N. R. Manohar
Story by R. N. R. Manohar
Starring Nandha, Poorna, Santhanam
Music by Sundar C Babu
Edited by Suraj Kavee
Production AGS Entertainment
Distributed by AGS Entertainment
Release date 6 October 2011