Saw this movie last thursday. People call it a class movie here. These so called people categorise cretain people as class actor, class director. Anything done by these people will be categorised as class irrespective of the quality. Surya and Gautham being from such a group there is no surprise in people calling it class.
Positives first Sameera reddy looks good and the romance between Surya and Sameera has been captured well though it might defy any logic. We can enjoy all the silly things done by Surya.
The Dad Surya make up is excellent nothing like putting lot of wrinkled skin. With minimal make up he brings out the look very well. His body language is very well. He has not overacted. Some people might argue on the term oceracting lets leave it aside.
Negatives? - This director has tried to make this movie look like an epic on Fathers love but the movie doesnt convey it. The movie is more about the son and not the dad. Just that the son keeps saying "You are my inspiration Dad", "I love you dad" etc. There is not a single scene which shows the dads struggles or his love. The movie is like 3 or 4 independent movie woven together. The Surya - Sameera part, Two Kidnapping episodes and One on drug addiction. In none of these the dad plays a major role. The only inspiration the dad gives his son is tell the girl you love that you love her as soon as possible. The scenes which follow the death of dad surya are scenes which will make anyone cry but I find them cliched like playing with the death sentiment.
Also Guatham is still in the hangover of killing bad elements without questioning. Only change is this time the hero is a commando and kills terrorists instead of a polic cop killing gagster.
If you want to watch a movie on dads love watch Thavamai Thavamirunthu. Thats what I will call an epic. When you come out of Thavamai .. you will come out with a warm feeling. But when you come out of Vaaranam .. you feel like you have just visited a funeral house because of the overdose of the scenes in the end.