(This article is authored by Alar)
The first part of Simbu's Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu hit the big screens on Thursday - September 15 and it opened for a rousing reception from the fans across and beyond the borders. Thousands of fans thronged the theatres in Chennai and in various cities to relish watching the movie on First Day First Show (FDFS). The visuals from the theatres in Chennai have shown the waves of euphoria among the fans as they celebrated their favourite actor.
According to the movie trackers, a massive scale of ticket reservations was evident that Gautham Vasudev Menon and Simbu's latest collaboration was eagerly awaited by the fans. Before the release, Gautham-Simbu's feature magnified the fans with their unique audio and trailer launch, hyping them with terrific first-look posters with Simbu's rustic avatar.
With the filmmaker's first-time notification to the early show goers, advising them to get a good night's rest before and for the fact that this is Menon's first time attempt at scripting a story about marginalised society, and collaboration of wonderful combo - Simbu- Gautham Menon- A R Rahman, - there are several reasons why theatres are filled with loud responses.
In the midst of hearty wishes from the Kollywood celebrities over the release, the movie team of Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu was waiting for the reviews from the cinephiles and most of them gave the team a thumping opening. Twitter has been flooded with reviews and responses from the Tweeple and most of them have left good notes about the movie.
The movie has drawn good attention to Jeyamohan's writing and it seems like his writing is dominating the film on screens powerfully. One of the popular film enthusiasts has said that the debate is whether the writing is Jeyamohan's or Gautham's. He said that for the first time, he could see a writer on screen in a movie that features a hero like Simbu.
Another fan shared a picture comparison of the actor, who went through physique change for the film, and says " Best Gangster movie in Whole cinema." This fan further wrote, "A career-best performance from STR, GVM, ARR . The story plot by Jeyamohan was awesome. This is one of the Best Gangster movies in the whole cinema. Must watch. Experience it in nearby theatres".
Another buff wrote by sharing an interview clip of the writer Jeyamohan and wrote "As Writer #Jeyamohan says 100% #Simbu lived as MuthuVeeran and it's a cult classic movie of #STR. Pls don't have expectations of a typical GVM's Direction. Well written & Directed, Plus of the movie is ARR bgm and songs it's mixes well in all scenes".
Simbu and Siddhi Idnani play the lead roles in the movie while Radhikaa Sarathkumar, Siddique, Neeraj Madhav and Aangelina Abraham will be seen in supporting roles. The film has music scored by AR Rahman and the digital rights are acquired by Amazon Prime Video. The movie is produced by Ishari K Ganesh under his banner Vels Films International while it is distributed by Udhayanidhi Stalin's Red Giant Movies. The movie will be getting released in two parts and the first part has been titled 'Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu: The Kindling."
#VTK [3.5/5] :— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) September 15, 2022
It's @SilambarasanTR_ show all the way.. 🔥
He has completely transformed himself..
His best work..
U can watch the movie jus for #STR
He will win awards and get Box office rewards too..
As Writer #Jeyamohan says 100% #Simbu lived as MuthuVeeran and it's a cult classic movie of #STR. Pls don have expecation of typical GVM's Direction. Well written & Directed, Plus of the movie is ARR bgm and songs it's mixes well in all scenes. #VTKFDFS #VendhuThanindhathuKaadu pic.twitter.com/5vzkgje5V1— T.R.Silambarasan (@TRSilambarasan) September 15, 2022
#VendhuThanindhathuKaadu 1st half— zac collin (@zaccollin2) September 15, 2022
intro for #SilambarasanTR 🔥
#Simbu rules first half
best intermission of the recent times for GVM & #atman
completely different story of #GVM
ARR BGM 🔥#SiddhiIdnani not bad
but 1st half is slow
is it the start of silambarasan & gvm 2.0 pic.twitter.com/QS8VX7gvLU
#VendhuThanindhadhuKaadu GVM still has the stuff but someone should write and give him proper climax.— ~ Srinath 😎 💙~ (@srenathhrayd) September 15, 2022
Good first half followed by decent second which was disfigured by climax.
One time watchable. Cannot predict Box office performance
A career best performance from STR,GVM, ARR 💥 The story plot by Jeyamohan was awesome. This is one of the Best Gangster movie in Whole cinema. Must watch. Experience it in Nearby theatres. #simbu #VTKREVIEW #VendhuThanindhathuKaadu #Varisu pic.twitter.com/09L9WIXAUX— Shalini (@Smiley_Girl_07) September 15, 2022