SYNOPSIS: After his sister’s dreams are shattered, an angry youngster takes on fraudsters who have commercialised the education sector for their selfish needs.
REVIEW: Stories of protagonists hailing from middle-class families taking on megalomaniac politicians and greedy businessman for the welfare of society are quite old. Yeidhavan is no different —it is a partly engaging thriller, which, with a better writing and making, would have made for a far better fare.
Krishna (Kalaiyarasan), who belongs to a lovable family, gets irked about the malpractices associated with educational system after he loses someone whom he values a lot. He starts to clean up the academic sector from the grassroot level using two middlemen without their knowledge.
His sister passes her exams with impressive marks, but fall short to match the requirements for a medical seat. Her family decides to admission in a private college by paying a huge sum to an agent (Charles Vinoth). Unfortunately, things do not work as per their plans when they get to know about the poor quality of the college, after which the institution’s functioning comes under scanner. Krishna then goes back to the agent to get back the money he has paid as his sister’s future in the college looked bleak. Insulted by the agent, a disappointed Krishna seeks help from police only to find the existence of a big nexus which controls the education sector.
He finds out that Gaurav (Saretheren), who owns the college, has spoiled the lives of several students by making education a profitable and ruthless business. Krishna hatches plans to trap Gaurav with the help of two small-time gangsters who are awaiting a chance to trap Gaurav. They slowly, but cleverly start making moves by targeting Karna (Adukalam Narein), Gaurav’s close aide. Janani (Satna Titus), a cop, who also happens to be the love interest of Krishna, too, helps Krishna in destroying Gaurav’s empire.
Kalaiyarasan pulls off the role of a revenge-seeking middle-class hero, and turns out to be a solid action hero towards the climax. Satna’s role, which starts off as a meaty one, loses the impact as the story moves forward. Adukalam Narein as the ruthless, yet family loving person who regrets his acts puts up a fine performance. Vela Ramamoorthy as Krishna’s dad, is apt for the role, while Krishna, who plays one of the middlemen, excels.
With neat performances from almost everyone, what the film required was a tighter screenplay and a better execution. Nevertheless, Yeidhavan has its moments to hook audience.