Yet another star kid debuts on the big screen and that is Ashwin, son of actor-politician S Ve Shekher, who plays the lead role in Vegam, directed by K R Udayashankar. Inspired by Hollywood flick Cellular, the action unfolds in an alien land (Malaysia). Trained in martial arts and dance, Ashwin essays his role with confidence. Ably guided by his father, he gets his act right in his first venture itself.
Ashwin has also lent his voice for a song. However, the actor should tone down his physique. Tollywood actress Archana plays the female lead. She, as usual, appears in a couple of romantic duets and then disappears. However, it is Kushboo, who dons the role of a woman in trouble, walks away with all the honours. Prabhu plays a police officer, who assists Ashwin in pinning down a few culprits.
The rest of the cast includes Sriman and Venu Aravindh among others. Shekher plays a cameo as the dramatist himself and evokes laughter.
Karthik (Ashwin) runs an event management company in Chennai. He goes to Malaysia in search of his girlfriend Archana.
He receives a call on his mobile phone. There begins all the action.
Selvi (Kushboo), a housewife kidnapped by a gang for a video clip shot by her husband (Venu Aravindh). She manages to get Karthik's mobile number from the telephone in the room where she is kept by the gang. The rest is how Ashwin runs from pillar-to-post to rescue the tormented woman.
Shekher has penned the screenplay himself. Though racy at places, it lags towards the end. Rajesh Vaidhya has come up with a mix of catchy and racy musical score.
A movie that runs for just two hours, Vegam moves at a brisk pace, in the process capturing vignettes of Malaysia well.