1) It is not the remake of any Telugu movie (well its a remake of the Hindi movie “Soldier” but that is an improvement for Vijay)
2) It is not a typical you-killed-my-father-so-I-will-have-my-vengeance story
3) It does not give any build up for Vijay
4) Vijay does not treat his heroines like he is doing a favor falling in love with them
5) Vijay does not bash up village-loads of baddies
6) Vijay does not say any punhc-dialogue
7) Vijay does not dance some 4 feet away from his heroine
8) There are no typical gaana song for Vijay in this movie
9) There are no songs in this movie shot in Switzerland where the hero is clad in layers of heavy clothing and the heroine has to prance around in skimpy clothing
10) The heroine is not made to act dumb
11) Vijay is not a one-man army
Villu is a refreshingly original movie and makes so much sense that it astounds.
Ok. I think this is like being extremely sarcastic. Villu as a movie is hardly different from any Vijay movie over the past few years. Basically remove all the negatives from the above 11 points and you have the formula for a Vijay movie. (A decent amount of Vijay bashing).
But things apart, what really appalls me in his movies is the scant importance given to the heroines, in this case Nayantara. I mean, it is really irritating to see someone who is well educated (in the movie) fall head over heels the moment Vijay lays down the rules and basically highlights to the audience that girls are dumb type of message. Highly irritating. I guess Srivi did a good job of elucidating that in her blog.
Rating – This movie does not deserve one. Recommended for watching if you are a Vijay fan, tubelight, fridge, tv etc