A village is divided by different clans and is driven by castisem and discrimination. The likes of which can be witnessed during Jallikattu sport events. Back in late 80's, Samuthirakani is a well respected man within the village, and keeps talking about how everyone of them should be united and spread love instead of hatred.
In an attempt to bring justice to every clan, Samuthirakani publicly announces that everyone and anyone from all kinds of background can participate in the upcoming Jallikattu sport. This move of his infuriates Vela Ramamoorthy, and he decides to kill Samuthirakani and his family on the pretext of saving his and the village's so called pride.
Vela Ramamoorthy successfully eliminates Samuthirakani, while his wife and son escape the death clutches and elope to Malayasia. Years later, they return back to their native land with Samuthirakani's son, now grown up into a young man, Shanmuga Pandian. He is now all set to follow his father's path and is on a mission to eradicate casteism within his village and to seek revenge on Vela Ramamoorthy. How he succeeds in all his endeavours forms the crux of the story.
Shanmuga Pandian has pulled of his role decently, and with such simplicity. There are no mass or amped up introduction or scenes for him, even at places where one expects it to be. Though, his down to earth character seems to work well, there isn't much scope to express his talent at acting, as he had had given a subtle performance through out the film.
Meenakshi has very little to perform other than being the hero's love interest. Samuthirakani has yet again delivered a top-notch performance. The way he emotes his displeasure and struggle to bring in unity within his village is something to lookout for. Ace actors Vela Ramamoorthy, Mime Gopi, PL Theanappan and Rajendran have done justice in playing their parts neatly. Bala Saravanan has provided the much needed comic relief in regular intervals, which works in parts.
The film set in a village backdrop, runs high on various kinds of emotions and sentiments. Cinematographer turned filmmaker PG Muthiah's attempt at making a film which revolves around casteism and jallikattu has been well delivered. The plot has been woven into the screenplay in such a sensible manner, which makes it easy to understand and connect to the story. He has to be appreciated for bringing back the memories of the incredible Jallikattu protests, by including a few footages in the film.
However, the director's decision at keeping it simple throughout the film could have been avoided, as it lacks the much needed punch which keeps the audience engrossed with the story. Though the footages of Jallikattu protest fills us with nostalgia, it fails to excite us.
On the techinical front, PG Muthiah himself has cranked the camera, and his experience as a cinematographer is an added bonus, for his shots are on point. Santhosh Dhayanidhi's background scores are much better than his songs, which are mediacore.
In short, Madura Veeran, is a decent watch.