Vetrimaaran directed Viduthalai: Part 1, which is the first movie in his 2-part film based on real life incidents of police brutality has released in theaters today. The movie marks the debut of comedian Soori as a lead and he is paired opposite actress Bhavani Sre in the movie. Actor Vijay Sethupathi appears in an extended cameo role and the film has Ilaiyaraaja for music. Early reviews of Viduthalai: Part 1:
#ViduthalaiPart1— R 🅰️ J (@baba_rajkumar) March 31, 2023
One word review :
கதையின் நாயகன் @sooriofficial 👌🏻👌🏻
படத்தின் உயிரோட்டம் @ilaiyaraaja sir 🙏🏻
Camera #Velraj 🔥🔥
Hats off Captain of Ship
Climax fight Vera level Making 👌🏻 pic.twitter.com/cbxhBrRGar
Very similar to ‘Atonement’’s Dunkirk sequence. 💥— No Name (@bldgcontractor) March 31, 2023
#ViduthalaiPart1 - Intermission update— Vijin Civil 2.0 (@Vijin_kumari) March 31, 2023
Opening scene 💥#Soori 💥💥💥
Vera level intro to the world of #Viduthalai @VijaySethuOffl performance 🔥
Super 1st half! pic.twitter.com/XcMT7EHvCB
#ViduthalaiPart1 #Viduthalai— ஷாருக் தமிழன் மதுரை (@SharukOfficial1) March 31, 2023
First half superb!! pic.twitter.com/0J9hvJMpPE
#ViduthalaiPart1 - This s just an intro/character establishment to Part2-Main Picture. Settled Perf frm Soori. BhavaniSre, Chetan Gud. VJS appears 15Mins. Visually Superb. Gud Songs. Intro single shot super. Naration Felt lik a Docudrama in most places, Not so Gripping. OK Watch!— Christopher Kanagaraj (@Chrissuccess) March 31, 2023
#ViduthalaiPart1 - Expected Much More from My Fav Vetrimaran.— Christopher Kanagaraj (@Chrissuccess) March 31, 2023
Hopefully Part-2 will be a Satisfied Project.
#ViduthalaiPart1 interval - #VetriMaaran the craftsman all-over. Mind blowing intro sequence 🔥 Solid screenplay. Hard hitting emotions. #Soor looks apt. #BhavaniSre neat performance. #Ilayaraja love song was a breather. A completely realistic approach. Going good so far 👍— VCD (@VCDtweets) March 31, 2023
#ViduthalaiPart1 Vetrimaaran, in glorious form once again, shows cop violence in its most brutal form yet, with Soori as the honest cop holding the narrative together. Absolutely not for the faint-hearted. Must-watch!— No Name (@bldgcontractor) March 31, 2023
#ViduthalaiPart1— Karthik (Canada Movie Club) (@CanadaMovieClub) March 31, 2023
Finally, An Average film from vetrimaaran.
But, still not a boring film. Definitely a one time watch.
Expecting more from second part.
Soori looked very different and his performance was🔥
VJS was terrific.
But Music is a big drawback👎👎 pic.twitter.com/bZNHzzaQSz
#ViduthalaiPart1 - Intermission— Harish N S (@Harish_NS149) March 31, 2023
Opening shot 💥
A nice intro to the world of #Viduthalai
Lots of kuriyidu ✌️
Decent 1st half!
வெற்றிமாறனோட இன்னொரு சம்பவம். பார்ட்2தான் மொத்த கதையும் இருக்கு போல. சூரி அதகளம் பண்ணிட்டாப்டி.விஜய் சேதுபதி 15 நிமிஷம்தான் வர்றாப்டி.3.5/5 #Viduthalaipart1— உளவாளி (@withkaran) March 31, 2023
#ViduthalaiPart1— Raghu436 (@436game) March 31, 2023
It's very raw and rustic..
Opens with a disturbing train accident scene
Folowed by soori story..
Towards interval #VijaySethupathi enters.#VetriMaaran at his best again.
Good visuals forest ..looking forward to 2nd half#Viduthalai
#ViduthalaiPart1 [4.5/5] : Brutal.. Raw.. Shocking..— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) March 31, 2023
A world-class Police procedural anti-insurgency drama..
Director #VetriMaaran has outdone himself in all departments..@sooriofficial finest acting.. 👌
#ViduthalaiPart1 Review— Saloon Kada Shanmugam (@saloon_kada) March 31, 2023
A Raw Investigation Drama🔥Soori Nailed it👏🏾Bhavani Sre Super👌🏾VJS 15Mins Role🤙🏾Ilaiyaraja Raja Thaan✨ VetriMaaran The Ghost🦅Making - Interval & Climax r Big+⚡2nd Half Slight Slow✌🏾Strictly 18+🔞Can't Wait For Part-2❤️🔥WORTH!!
Saloon Rating: 4/5 pic.twitter.com/4bSjbx5JXS
#ViduthalaiPart1— Karthik Ravivarma (@Karthikravivarm) March 31, 2023
Lifetime role for Soori 👏🏻👏🏻
Vjs small role but impactful,
bhavni, chetan, GVM & everyone perf super
Ilayaraja music 👍
Vetrimaaran slams again political system and police torture.. etc but this time harder
Vetrimaaran's winning streak continues 👍👍👍
Viduthalai; Part 1 is certified A and comes with a runtime of 145. 37 minutes. Other details about the movie here.