In 2018, Pandiraj’s Karthi-starrer Kadaikutty Singham set the cash registers ringing when it extended its successful run in the B and C centers of Tamil Nadu. Family entertainers in rural settings have become rarer in Kollywood these days and that’s a factor the film had cashed upon. Buoyed by its mammoth success, Pandiraj is back with another family drama that’s set in a village, Namma Veetu Pillai starring Siva Karthikeyan in the lead.
The film revolves around the brother-sister bond between Arumponn (Sivakarthikeyan) and Thulasi (Aishwarya Rajesh). They live a jolly life along with their mother, with a plethora of relatives who also live in the same area. As is the case with most joint families that don’t stay together, there are plenty of ego clashes too. A series of events lead Arum to get his sister married to Ayyanar (Natarajan), despite the two nursing a rivalry between them.
The film deals with how Arum manages to get out of this mess. So, what’s there in this film that we haven’t seen before in other Kollywood family dramas? Nothing really. In fact, the film is a twin brother of Kadaikutty Singham in many ways, given the premise and the squabbles in a large family. Also, the grandfather-grandson bond is eerily similar (Bharathiraja dons the role of the patriarch here).