An exuberant talkative salesman living in a quiet hill station is a firm believer on open-hearted talks solving any worldly problem. When the town is disrupted by a deadly dumb-flu, he finds it is not the talk that solves problems but the mind that makes us talk! He uses that to enable a mother & her child to self-realize their worth, unites a separated family, solves a societal dispute, saves a financially ailing orphanage and of course, yes, wins his love.
Running Time:
140 min
Release date:
25 April 2014
Directed by:
Balaji Mohan
Produced by:
S. Sashikanth
Varun Manian
Written by:
Balaji Mohan
Dulquer Salman
Nazriya Nazim
Music by:
Sean Roldan
Shot by:
Editing by:
Abhinav Sunder Nayak
Distributed by:
YNOT Studios

What’s Hot

  • In an era where noise and high decibel punch dialogues dominate in movies, with the notion to attempt a film that focuses on the importance of a calm, free mind & in bringing back the lost silent film genre to Tamil Cinema, Balaji Mohan has been gutsy.
  • The prime characters have all been defined very well & the casting has been apt too. Dulquer Salmaan exhibits the positive demeanour that carries his role to the audience & the roles of Nazriya, Madhoo, Pandiyarajan & the small kid too offer reasons to pleasantly smile.
  • Selective comical portions in the film are thoroughly enjoyable. For example, the portions around Arjunan, the initial few iterations of Balaji’s cameo as Prime TV news reader ( With scroll captions like “The guy you see above is the film’s director; He forcefully wanted to do this role himself” ) & the Youtube “Sun..sun..sundaralingam” mashup are funny.
  • Soundararajan’s camera captures the scenic hilly town in all its splendour & the editing effort of Abhinav Sunder Nayak is noticeable in the sequence that jumps across 5 different characters & their situations. Music by Sean Roldan passes muster with his score in the silent scenes taking the familiar route.

What’s Not

  • The film is a fine example of why it is important for Idea generation to be followed by Idea screening & solid execution and how bad the result will be if such an approach isn’t followed. The result of lack of items 2 & 3 here shows up when one gets vexed for the mute kids around the climax being exploited instead of getting emotional and empathetic for them.
  • The entire satirical portion around the Actor’s fans & the Drunkards’ association is a sore to our senses in the name of comedy.
  • The well defined prime characters aren’t even half-utilised or incorporated into the writing and that is such a pity and makes one wonder if the maker is that amateurish.



Verdict Stamp

Not all ideas are good ideas & not all good ideas succeed. Vaayai Moodi Pesavum falls in the former category & deserves the results of the latter. A disappointing dip for the maker of Kaadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Eppadi.