Director Moorthy, who has made Karuppasamy Kuthagaikarar, has attempted a comedy in Vediugundu Murugesan. The movie has nothing new to offer in terms of its content and style. Yet it manages to entertain with some hilarious moments and comical treatment.
Vediugundu Murugesan, set in Keezharajakulam village in Rajapalayam is about ĎVedigunduí Murugesan (Pasupathy), a do-gooder, who earns his livelihood through selling water. Though he often gets into trouble for breaking the law, he escapes every time with minor punishment thanks to the consideration showed on him by the judge.
Murugesan takes care of a mentally ill girl Ponni (Deepa), who is deserted buy her parents.
Meanwhile, Murugan meets Nachiyar (Jyothirmayee), the local police constable. Though she is irritated by Murugesanís petty crimes, she is soon starts liking his noble heart.
Murugesan quarrels with Kodanchan (Raneesh), a local dada, who plays havoc in Ponniís life. A mishap kills Kodanchan but the blame falls on Murugesan. Kodanchanís brother Ganesan (Veera) gets furious and chases Murugesan to kill him. The rest of the movie deals how Murugesan escapes from Ganesan.
Vedigundu Murugesan doesnít have a new story or a novel script. But the movie works, thanks to the hilarious moments and the acting of Pasupathy and Vadivelu. Director Moorthy has made the whole narrative laced with humour.
Pasupathy does his part well. His body language and dialogue delivery are good. Jyothirmayee is competent. Vadivelu as Alert Arumugam (in a separate track) evokes laughter.
Dhinaís music is loud but he has compensated it with a couple of melodies sung by K J Yesudass and Bombay Jayashree.
Vedigundu Murugesan has come out as an entertainer despite all its weaknesses.