'Aadukalam' Naren, is a daily wage worker who's main ambition is to provide education to his son, Vasanth, and see him reach big heights. Fortunately, Vasanth is a brainy boy, who is preparing to write his 12th board exams. Likewise, Vela Ramamoorthy is the area counsellor, and his daughter will also be studying in the same class as Vasanth. Meanwhile, Ingo Prabhakaran, is an orphaned jobless guy, who roams around the village with his two friends.
Vela Ramamoorthy's daughter falls in love with her house driver and plans to run away, while she walks out of the school to meet her lover, Ingo Prabhakaran, who holds a grudge towards him, starts to beat him up. At that moment Vasanth walks in and tries to help his fellow classmate and stops Ingo from beating the driver up. But, unfortunately Ramamoorthy, arrives at the scene, mis-interprets the situation, and concludes that Vasanth is in love with his daughter. He then beats Vasanth up and urges the school principal to provide him a TC.
A crestfallen Vasanth doesn't inform his father about being kicked out of the school as he doesn't want him to be heartbroken. In the mean time he meets Inigo and lashes out at him, accusing him that he is the reason for Vasanth not being able to complete his educations. Inigo feels guilty, and promises to provide education to him. The rest of the plot revolves around how Inigo manages to keep up his promise. What happens to Ramamoorthy's daughter's love and will Naren ever get to know about Vasanth's situation.
Inigo Prabhakaran has pulled of his character well, and once again proves that he is one of the most underrated actors in the industry. 'Aadukalam' Naren, as usual has delivered a good performance. Vasanth has also done justice to his justice in playing his parts neatly, while Vela Ramamoorthy plays a pivotal role and has delivered a convincing performance. Shaini who is Inigo's lover, has very little to perform other than being the hero's love interest.
S Faridh has attempted to make a movie which focuses on how timing is everything. Though the concept was decent, the direction was kind off complicated to understand at one go, as three different stories merge together in the end. Also, the screenplay was a bit draggy which makes the audience a little restless. SN Arunagiri, has provided the tunes for the film, and his background scores are relatively better than the songs. PV Murugesh's cinematography skills come to the fore and he has shot well.
In short, Veeraiyan, is a decent watch