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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 »
1 nomination. See more awards »

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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?


The look of Vijay as Velayudham is taken from the look of the protagonist of Assasin's Creed games. 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 »


Remake of Azaad (2000) See more »

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Velayudham - The ultimate weapon
29 October 2011 | by vikivignesh87See all my reviews

This time Vijay is back with his usual formula.....Did it get succeeded.....Vijay fans can lift their collar and say that this movie is another Gilli for Vijay.......Raja has made the screenplay in such a way that engages u for the whole 3 hrs (total run time of this movie). Vijay's screen presence is electrifying. Both the heroines used properly.Perfect placement of the songs.Santhanam is a scream...Saranya Mohan justifies her role..Ms. Bhaskar , Swaminathan, Suri, black Pandy lives up to their role. Genelia has very powerful role and whereas Hansika scores with her comic timings..chemistry between Hansu an Vijay has come out very well. Another Important part of the movie is its action part.....they were mind blowing...train sequence is the best example.....stunt Silva did a great job...Priyan, really did a very good job wit his camera..which revolves around the characters in 1st half and Perfectly blending with action seqs in the 2nd half. Vijay's performance is superb...he romances very well, does comedy, dances, fights , emotes well(especially in a twist that will happen in 2nd half). hummable songs by Vijay Antony and its wonderful picturisation is big plus for the movie's screenplay.RR is good/OK .climax is perfect and one cannot make a good climax more than this for a commercial mass entertainer.special thanks to Raja . Overall it is an out an out Vijay movie safely handled by Raja ...can be watched with family..trust me..It wont disappoint u...

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