Vetta is a confusing, poorly made, amateur looking movie that does not do justice to the unrealized talent of late Rajesh Pillai.
A scribe at a local court, Melvin, is leading a happy and contented life. His 2nd grader isn't performing well at the school and the Principal at the school is physically and mentally torturing the kid. To his (and maybe his wife's ... That's all very confusingly portrayed) chagrin , he finds out all of this very late to save the life of the kid. Shortly thereafter his wife is murdered by the owner of the school for reasons unbeknownst to the viewers. To extract vengeance Melvin draws out a plan so complicated that the writer himself, director, actors, viewers and everyone gets massively befuddled. The gist of the plan is that he uses a conniving plan to kidnap a couple of his school buddies at a reunion and leads the investigating officers to him. Then he and his Dad - Prem Prakash - uses the officers to kill the school owner and the principal.
Well, did I say that the storyline itself is very confusing ? The editing makes it even more incomprehensible. The acting by Manju Warrier is detached and artificial, more interested in her costumes and how she looks in the screen to the viewers as opposed to seeping into the character understanding the depths of the criminal minds and coming across as a mature police officer. Indrajith goes to great pains to make his character powerful and tough , but falls flat miserably. While he is quite a talented actor, he definitely has a smaller range than some of the other talented actors we see in the industry. The protagonist played by Kunchacko Boban is the only saving grace in the movie ,trumping everyone around with his nonchalance and excellent dialog delivery.
There is hardly any character buildup , with gratuitous dialogs from beginning to end that does nothing to save you from the boredom of the movie. I believe ever since Drishyam became a hit, some of these wannabe writers are searching for themes where the bad guys out think the cops. Sigh.. Stay away from this meaningless movie. Shaan Rahman's music as always stays with you for a couple of days after you hear them.