A young team has come up with a realistic action movie in the form of "Uriyadi." The Tamil film features only newcomers except Mime Gopi.
"UriyadI" has been written and directed by Vijay Kumar, who has also played a lead role in the movie. Chandru, Jayakanth, Sivaperumal and others form the rest of the cast in the film.
The movie revolves around caste politics. Four happy-go-lucky engineering students (Vijay Kumar, Chandru, Jeyakanth and Sivaperumal) lead a carefree life with the aim of enjoying their time without any tension. An unexpected incident gives a shocking twist to the story after they have a fight in the dhaba that they visit regularly.
They are soon dragged into a caste war and the remaining part of the story is about how they fight the situation.
The Tamil movie has been appreciated for its realistic presentation without any compromise and sans any commercial elements. "UriyadI" depicts some violence but has a gripping narration. People have praised the authenticity of the backdrop and the actors' natural performances.
Find out critics' opinion about the film below:
The Times of India Review: The twists and turns in Uriyadi have us on the edge of our seats for most of the time, and the film keeps going back and forth in time to keep us unsettled. The onscreen violence, just like the film, is raw and real (the somewhat flat visuals even add to this in a rather unintended way). It gives us a jolt — as it should.
Behindwoods Review: If you are a fan of violent action genres, you'll watch this flick with mesmerized fascination as it keeps you intrigued from start to finish. The main plus of Uriyadi is that the screenplay doesn't resort to a predictable narrative pattern.
Sify Review: The biggest strength of Uriyadi is the realistic approach, be it the college atmosphere or the politicians and their motives, everything happens in the backdrop of a small town, which is quite rare in Kollywood.
Hindustan Times Review: Besides unimpressive performances, and amateurish scripting as well as editing, Uriyadi appears to be an irresponsible run through a socially debase story.