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Velayudham (2011)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure | 26 October 2011 (India)
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After a villager unwittingly prevents a number of terrorist attacks in Chennai, a young journalist identifies and persuades him to take on the disguise of a superhero to fight terrorism and corruption.


Mohan Raja (as M. Raja)


A.N. Balakrishnan (dialogue), Mohan Raja (as M. Raja) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Vijay ... Velayudham
Genelia D'Souza ... Bharathi
Hansika Motwani ... Vaidehi
Saranya Mohan ... Kaveri
Santhanam ... Speed
Abhimanyu Singh ... Musafir Ibrahim
Vincent Ashokan Vincent Ashokan ... Minister's brother
Rajendran ... Local Goon
Sayaji Shinde ... DGP
R. Pandiaraajan R. Pandiaraajan ... Inspector
M.S. Bhaskar ... Vaidehi's father
Soori ... Abdullah
Pandi Pandi ... Pandi
Kadhal Thandapani Kadhal Thandapani ... Villager (as Dhandapani)
Ilavarasu ... Poor man (as Illavarasu)


The film opens in Chennai with a crusader television journalist Bharati (Genelia) trying to unravel corruption in high places. The state Home minister is hand in gloves with terrorists who are planning to create tension and planting bombs in Chennai. One day while escaping after a sting operation on city's nefarious activities she gets badly beaten and her two friends killed. At the same time in an accident, the thugs who had brutally bashed her meets with an accident and gets killed. Bharati creates an imaginary character called Velayudham and writes a note that he wants to clean up the city of the bad guys! Meanwhile there is a guy called Velayudham an ordinary milkman living in a small village who dotes on his little 'Thangachi' (Sarnya Mohan) and his life revolves around her, though his cousin Vaidehi (Hansika) is crazy about him. One day Velu comes to Chennai to withdraw the money he had deposited in a chit fund for his sister's wedding. In the city, he meets Bharati and due to ... Written by Captain

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The ultimate weapon


Action | Adventure


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Release Date:

26 October 2011 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Hansika Tries to Get Close to Vijay See more »

Filming Locations:

India See more »


Box Office


INR 450,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

INR 480,000,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Aascar Film P. See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


This movie was inspired from the hindi movie #MainAzaadHoon (1989) starring Amitabh Bachan See more »


In the train fight sequence, when Velayudham fights with henchmen, he leaves the last compartment burning. But in the very next scene, the compartment was not not shown burning at all. See more »

Alternate Versions

In India, the theatrical release was heavily censored to get a U certificate. Numerous cuts in violence, language and skin show were made to achieve the desired rating. See more »


References Assassin's Creed II (2009) See more »

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Velayudham-Ilayathalapathi's Commercial Comback
30 October 2011 | by NeutralThamizhanSee all my reviews

Velayudham-Ilayathalapathi's Commercial Comback

Earlier this Year Vijai had a silent commercial success through the movie Kaavalan after crossing all hurdles released during Pongal. Twist in the Tale i would rather call, since it was derived from a diff genre from his usual commercial flicks so called mas ala and released a day later after all official day of release due to high political pressure Ya this Diwali every one was expecting a commercial entertainer like Gilli,Pokkiri for all class including family audiences Yes its true Ilayathalapathi's Commercial Comback is through Velayudham and the movie thoroughly satisfied me and it will be liked by all types of audience and of all class A & B & C in forthcoming week. Vijai with his HUGE fan following as seen in Banglore and Kochi and around the globe gonna convert this movie from a hit to BB for sure. In addition the negative response from the fellow contenders movie 7 AM ARIVU,RA-ONE in this deepavali gonna boost it further :) :). First half is racy and has humor bended in all terms and moves along with the story i would say.In fact the first commercial movie which has a logical ending to Sandhanam's Role Bajanlal sett Hats off to Screen Play-Raja, Music-Antony and Camera- Priyan for their technical hard work and Comedy Sandhanam and Porotta ]. Above all Vijai scores on all scenes -Humor,Stunt,Sentiment,Dance and Final climax .Post Interval scenes are of action stunts,Sentiment and an happy ending with a social message In my opinion ANY movie is intended for entertainment and am sure Velayudham does it in STYLE !!!! PS: I watched twice 7 AM arrive and even Twice Velayudham, and am going to vela for the third time for its comical first half.

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