Veetla Vishesham (U)
17/Jun/2022 Comedy, Drama 2hrs 10mins

Veetla Vishesham

Critics Review


Veetla Vishesham is probably RJ Balaji's most solemn film yet, for it is low on humour and high on drama

It's clear that he wants to be taken seriously and go beyond being the funny guy. Veetla Visesham is a good start. The film looks good. (Cinematography by Karthik Muthukumar) I particularly liked Girishh's charming soundtrack even though it feels like an extension of his album work and his previous film with Balaji, Mookuthi Amman. But Sathyaraj and Oorvashi feel miscast. Despite having cute moments, they don't share the warm chemistry that Neena Gupta and Gajraj Rao had in Badhaai Ho. We hear a lot of the love and fondness Krishnaveni and Unni have for each other. But we don't see a lot of it, and maybe we could have. Veetla Vishesham is a charming watch with its shares of hits and misses. But as it is with most remakes, Veetla Vishesham works better as a standalone film watched with a pair of fresh eyes.(more)

Source: Ashmeera Aiyappan,


RJ Balaji's Veetla Vishesham is a competently made remake of Badhaai Ho

In fact, the entire film has a slightly louder tone compared to the original's. While this doesn't detract its effectiveness or the points it wants to make, it still leaves us with a could-have-been-better feeling in some places. The performances, too, don't rank as high as what we got in Badhaai Ho. While Urvashi pulls her role off with elan, some of the humour with Sathyaraj, like his hobby of doing short videos, have a certain affectedness. The late KPAC Lalitha delivers a strong performance, too. But RJ Balaji, while effective in the humorous scenes � a scene in which he makes his girlfriend Sowmya (Aparna Balamurali) get in secretly into his flat is quite hilarious � falls short in the emotional moments, like in the scene in which he confronts Sowmya's mother and stands up for his parents. He delivers this speech even a he sways a little this way and that, and this body language is distracting and lessens the emotional impact of the scene.(more)

Source: Suganth, Times Of India


By clubbing humour with an important message, Veetla Vishesham guarantees you a celebration at the theatres.

Veetla Vishesham doesn't strip Badhaai Ho off its soul, at the same time makes a lot of important changes. With the comedy elements working out well, the engagement and entertainment is never an issue. The performances by the supporting cast also adds to the film's positives, making it a winner. (more)

Source: Behindwoods Review Board ,


A super fun-filled and heartwarming film supplemented by strong performances. Watch it in theatres with your family!

If you expect Veetla Vishesham to be just about fun, NO, the film has much more to offer. The serious drama and emotional sequences have also been neatly shot and executed without any artificiality. The film has a negligible level of issues, but that doesn't matter when the core is intact. (more)

Source: Arvind Sundaram,


RJ Balaji's 'Badhaai Ho' remake is a hilarious drama

Veetla Vishesham is an assortment of many styles of comedy, that also includes tragicomedy, situational comedy, slapstick, and Balaji�s well-known witty counters. As one might expect, the film also tones down its sex jokes and intimacy, probably in a bid to make the subject family-friendly(more)

Source: Bhuvanesh Chandar, The Hindu


Badhaai Ho's Tamil remake hits all the right notes, surpasses original in parts

Another reason why Veetla Vishesham works as effectively as the original is because the casting is on point. Both Urvashi and Sathyaraj fill the shoes of Neena Gupta and Gajaraj Rao effectively. Their performances really stand out because they own the characters and play it in their own way instead of copying every reaction and expression. It�s nearly impossible if anyone else could�ve played these characters as beautifully and convincingly as these veterans. RJ Balaji, who has always been aware of acting limitations, takes a backseat and allows these senior actors to shine and hog all the limelight.(more)

Source: Hindustan Times, Hindustan Times