Aadukalam– A Victory Battle…

January 17, 2011 at 2:17 am (Experiences, Movies) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

Hi Guys,

Its again a movie review for me to come into blogging world and i am happy atleast these movie review keep me alive in the blogging world…

Aadukalam

Its Pongal festival, all expectations fell on kollywood, looking for big releases, and it didn’t disappoint much as four films took the battle, Vijay’s Kavalan, Karthi’s Siruthai, Kalaingar’s Illaingan and finally Dhanush’s Aadukalam…

After few probs Kavalan hit the screens a day delayed… Finally a different genre of Vijay movie, which will please his fans and the rest too, who r so bored of his demi god projections…  Siruthai, a film remade from telugu movie, Vikramakudu wasn’t much to the hype, i think it ll the time for Karthi to swallow the bitter pills too… No idea or comments on the third and i am coming to the movie abt to review…

Aadukalam – Movie Review:

Pettaikaran(Jayabalan) is a king of Rooster fights in the area’s in and around Madurai, Karuppu(Dhanush), Dhorai(Kishore) and few others work along with him to learn the trick of trade and out past each other. As in all Tamil films, on a strange occasion, Karuppu meets Irene (Tapsee) an Anglo-Indian girl and what else u expect me to say other than falls in love at the very first sight, love sequences bound around these two and two very good songs catch the beats of the audiences and keep them running. As the things go along smoothly Rathanasamy(Naren) a police officer, who is longing to win a rooster battle against his arch rival Pettaikaran, sets up events to get Pettaikaran into a cock fighting tournament, and finally both clash together with the vow that who ever loses leave Cock fighting and walk away bald and shaved. As the tournament begin, as expected Pettaikaran continues his victory run, and Rathnasamy bring in few roosters from other places to fight on his behalf, to tackle the scenario, Karuppu brings in his own rooster, without the approval or willingness of Pettikaran and finally he wins not once or twice, thrice to win a sum of 3 lakhs.

Eventhough Karuppu has won on the Behalf of Pettaikaran, he has his ego kindled as his words were not taken and a small boy has won over him, so he plans to back stab Karuppu, who still believes him to the core. By this time Karuppu becomes almost a local hero, and hailed by all, Irene’s father renders opportunity for Karuppu to open a canteen in Railway station, so in need of money Karuppu walks to Pettaikaran, to whom he has given his money to safeguard, but as a part of revenge, Pettaikaran frames as money stolen and spoils the party. And revenge action continues to build and Karupu still isn’t aware of Pettaikaran’s Betrayal. As it goes on Dorai has a rift with Karuppu, and both end up with a fight and finally coming to conclusion with putting their Rooster’s on the line to check who takes who. Things round on  Dorai on search to kill Karupu, and as Karuppu finds Pettaikaran has betrayed him, he goes for lengthy dialogue with Pettaikaran which finally makes him to kill himself… And Karuppu don’t want to disrespect his Guru(Pettaikaran), so he leaves town with Irene in a dark night…

Dhanush as an actor has certainly grown heights, Power packed performance from him in this role Karuppu, his body language, his eyes, eyebrows and to say his blue coloured lungi also does the job to the core… Just one word to say – SUPERP..

Jayabalan, a very cunning character portrayal,he just gives new definition of Villan for the these days, aged person does 100% justice to Pettaikaran, Kishore as Dorai, also does the job precisely. Tapsee Pannu, a white angel just passes through the clouds without much trouble, being the first movie, she just did good, and needs a long way to go, to say she just escaped bcos of very less dialogues. Apart from these main leads, Dhanush Mom, Friend, Naren all gel along well with the film.

Vettrimaran can be certainly proud just for taking up this subject, i am sure many would have lost tracks abt these fowl fights and rarely even seen them, Here he bring it live as a visual treat. Eventhough fowl fights are designed in graphics, u cud hardly find it as graphics. Secondly, his usage of characters and characterisation is brilliant which really put the movie one step ahead, even before he cud say claps. Thirdly Dialogues, amazing and as sharp as knife, which pears through the village core, eventhough u cud hear beeps throughout the movie, its very much understandable.

GV Prakash, this young lad grows day by day and it proves to be with evidence, Yathe Yathe and Otha Sollala are the chartbusting numbers of 2011 without any doubt. Songs looks cool on the screen too, only thing which may worry u is his BGM score, doesn’t have any problem in scoring, but all u can feel is most of it are just stolen from Godfather, eventhough it suits, cud have tried something different.

Looking to the flip side, Camera is too good, but u ll still feel, it cud have been brighter much more than just languishing in darkness,  Without doubt u ll feel the drag in the second half, which is where certainly trimming needed, plus to say u ll always get the feeling climax wasn’t so much convincing as that of Pollathavan. Apart from these u can say Vettrimaran has struck the chords very well to strike his first half of his name “VETTRI”…

 

Movie Verdict:

Aadukalam – Ground which takes Rooster fights to core and wins the battle with the rest of the crew to support them.. Rooster rules this Pongal without doubt… Kokarako… Winking smile

Looking fwd to your views and comments… As always…

~rams~

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