Vetrivel is a 2016 Tamil drama film written and directed by Vasantha Mani. The film features Sasikumar, Prabhu, Miya George and Nikhila Vimal in the lead roles, while Viji Chandrasekhar, Ananth Nag and Varsha Bollamma portray supporting roles. The film, featuring music by D. Imman and cinematography by S. R. Kathir, released on 22 April 2016. The film received mostly positive reviews from critics.
A young boy falls in love with the daughter of an influential village head and is decides to marry her. Things don’t go as planned, as the village head and his family oppose this. The boy’s older brother takes this as his responsibility and strives to unite them; even if it requires him to use violent methods. Will he succeed? That forms the crux of the story.
The film starts with a misunderstanding and ego clash between Rajamanickam (Prabhu) and his stepsister (Viji Chandrasekhar). Viji loses her husband and vows revenge on her brother.
Years go by, and we are introduced to another family in the neighbouring village: Vetrivel (Sasikumar), his brother Saravanan (Ananth Nag) and their parents (Renuka and Ilavarasu).
Saravanan, a college student, is in love with Subha (Varsha), who turns out to be the only daughter of Rajamanickam.
The two belong to different castes and Rajamanickam has other plans for his daughter. Things turn ugly when Vetrivel and his enterprising friends kidnap the wrong girl in their attempt to help Saravanan.
In an instant Vetrivel’s world turns upside down.
How he manages to save the situation spiraling out of control by sacrificing his love with a Malayali research scholar Janani (Miya George) and given his life married to a girl named Latha (Nikhila Vimal) forms the rest of the story.