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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Nandhalala–A Breezy Journey…

November 29, 2010 at 11:45 pm (Experiences, Movies) (, , , , , , , , , )

Hi Guys,

After Boss (en) Baskaran, i wasn’t reviewing much (to say i didn’t find anything worth reviewing except Mynaa). After Mynaa, i am happy to get another back to back good movie… Bcos nowadays getting two good movies on a trot is just like waiting for a train in Bus Stand…

 

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Well, to start off, we would have watched many road trip movies in English mostly fun oriented ones esp Road trip series and exceptional thriller Duel from Steven Spielberg… This Nandhalala is just like reading a short story, which makes u gel into each and every character that comes on the screen and takes u along their breezy journey…

Baskar Mani (Myskin) is a mentally retarded person, who is in asylum for his treatment, who is also very much angry on his mother for leaving him in asylum and not coming back to meet him. Aggi (Ashwanth Ram) who is school going kid, stays with his grand mother and hasn’t met his mother since his birth and longing for mom’s touch. These two different characters get tied down by a common word “Mother”…

Journey towards MOM starts as Baskar escapes from Asylum and Aggi lies as he is leaving to Kanyakumari on a school trip. Being a small boy, Aggi was robbed of his money in the very beginning and left stranded with a pick pocketer just when Baskar rescues and patch up with him. After few cat and mouse game between two, they start their journey towards respective mother’s place.

Amidst the journey they come across many characters(Living & Non-Living), first is a school girl, who falls down from a cycle, then a handicapped who helps them to cross the battle ground,  followed by two mother Mary’s lights (Non – Living), which takes them to safety, then an honeymoon couple who are scared by baskar mani when he encounters a gang of youngsters in a yellow car. then a tender coconut seller (beautiful portrayal of this sequence), then a Lorry driver who is angry for stealing his horn, followed with a old man with lust in mind with 2 kidnappers trying to take Snigdha, Two Military people to rescue them and few others just like 12 seconds for Nasar and faceless Rohini does the job in perfect to make this an epic.

As i go thru u must be excited enuf to see how these characters rounds up this 2 hours tale, and gives you a riveting climax, did both met their mother’s and what happens is what Nandhalala is all about.. Yep without doubt watch this movie, esp for 4 reasons.

1. Myskin for his Heartful performance and direction to revive the tamil cinema to a new genre and to gr8 heights for the future, without doubt i would say this is best so far.

2. Ashwanth Ram & Snegitha for superp performance, how many times we have seen a kid doing half the job of the film with ease, and a glam doll taking up a acting serious. Hats off for both in that cause.

3. Illayaraja, Maestro is at his best, O my goodness, BGM just mends your heart and soul and breathes the movie. After a very long time BGM has taken a role in movie just like an another character. Movie in which dialogues are at minimal, u needed Music to speak up and this movie does that.

4. Rest of the crew and cast, every single soul in the film has rendered their best to make this the best and finally Ayangaran for producing this one.

Few hitch cups can be too much of lower angles shots (may feel like bored by overdose), genre of this movie can be slow for few, and Myskin leaves u confused whether Baskar Mani is cured or still under some mental depression without an answer, apart from these i cant find much…

Movie Verdict:
A New genre of Movie to Tamil Industry which leaves a trail in the heart of viewers without doubt, Come and enjoy the breezy Journey… I am sure u ll enjoy travelling with them…

Hope u guys ll have something to share too… Go on then, I am all hears…

~rams~

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Madaraspattinam – Old Wine with refreshing taste…

July 16, 2010 at 9:51 pm (Experiences, Movies) (, , , , , , , , , , )

Hi Guys,

Its been quite a while i have blogged abt something rather to say anything… Seriously dont find time in my busy work schedules. (Gotta believe i am working these days…. 😦 )

Bit free r better to say bit relaxed today, so thought of blogging abt my latest movie addition Madaraspattinam.

Nothing much how i got into theatres, just a tuf day in work to shed out found a A/c Shelter tats it…

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Movie Review:

       Movie starts with the glimpse of Titanic, An old british lady who is in her death bed reveals her last wish to go back to Madrasapattinam of her days. With the help of her grand daughter she makes to Singara Chennai of these days with the photo of Arya taken before 60 years. Movie folds back to 1945, which was the first time she(Amy Jackson) came to India to stay with her Governor father. On the other hand Hero Arya (Parithi) is launderer and wrestler who resides in the banks of beautiful coovam of those days. As usual needn’t much explanation screenplay circles arnd the lead roles to tie them up with Love. Eventhough i just skip it fast, this is one of the best romance u cud enjoy, without knowing eachother’s language, scenes are brilliantly made, u gotta watch it. Not to miss out beautiful melody from G.V.Prakash – Pookal Pookum Tharunam… Excellent one just mends ur heart..

As the things goes on, Few Lagaan inspired scenes come around, and u ll have wrestling instead of cricket, but these dont make impact though. Just pass around the storyline, India gets freedom in 1947, which means Amy has to leave Madras and as well Arya, which doesn’t want to, Film climaxes with what happen to them…? and giving answer to the visit of Older Amy (God, I cant find even a single piece of resemblance btw them).

Film is technically brilliant, excellent sets which brings back 1940’s tram, old central station and especially the beautiful Coovam. Nirav Shah lens work is been excellent and speaks languages and not gonna miss out G.V.Prakash, Man he is growing as the days go by, beautiful BG and throughout the film he is present live…

As ever u ll have few hiccups, this isnt an exception, and esp the one melody when Amy lip syncs for the tamil song, Come on yaar, grow up… It wud have been better if she has kept silent, we aren’t going to complain bcos most of the heroines these days dont do lip sync good, so it better u dont do it…

Nevertheless, Arya and Amy will make the day for u, Arya looks super cool in his rugged look, and Amy looks like some kind of barbie doll seen in shops. In simple wanna say, both make a cute couple…

Finishing of with a thanks to Vijay who has given a good period movie, with refreshing look and chilled love.Overall a good movie guys, find time watch it in theatres will not be disappointed much…

For me its Two back to back good movies Kalavani then Madaraspattinam, hope Tamil cinema keeps the trend going on…

Before closing, Yesterday my friend sundar gave me an info which really seemed new and cool, Being a MBA in mktg cant leave this post without mentioning it.

Madaraspattinam becomes the first film to create ads for the movie,(y haven’t many thought abt it this long time) instead of having same old trailors saying running successfully, this concept of ads are really cool.

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Check out the video in youtube, there are another bunch of other cool ads for the movie, chk out those too.. Drop in words if u have to say any…

After a long time a post, happy got time to blog, hope to get the same in the coming days too… Signing off.. Adios Amigo…

~rams~

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Vinnaithandi Vaaruvaya – Love at its Best

February 26, 2010 at 5:37 pm (Experiences, Movies) (, , , , , , , , , , )

Hi guys,

There has been a wide gossip on the date of release from the time movie is ready to screen… First its Feb 14, then Feb 19 and finally its Feb 26… and here it is… VTV is out to melt the heart of lovers..

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Gautam is back to romance after his first venture Minnale, over the years, he is been proving y he is one of the best in the industry… Yet again he strikes the chord perfectly…

Movie Review:

Karthik (is kollywood really in lack of the male lead names…?) is a mech engg, who wants to be a director, but falls in love in very first sight on jesse, a malayali christian, who is working in IT firm (wat else to expect…?)…

Jesse stay in the top portion with her strict dad, mother and his brother and simbu in the ground floor, which is more than enuf to woo a gal… Regular melodramatic ways for wooing the gal works out for Simbu and Trisha falls for him with a liplock…

Now u need a villan, yes here they are, Religion and Parents…  Hmmm, i dont want to reveal the thing and spoil ur movie… What happens in the end is the climax, with a expected twist…

Film is awesome in the picturisation and photography, just u gotta be loving it in each and every frame… cant walk out without applauding the effort of Manoj Paramahamsa…

Gautam yet another beautiful movie to add up his list….

Lead pair Simbu and Trisha,… Wow, can they act this way, this what u ll hear from other’s whisper, when u leave the seat… With out any finger tricks i liked simbu after Thotti Jaya… Totally a different Simbu and always beautiful Trisha is more beautiful in on screen (spl applause for Nalini for costume design), u ll lose ur heart, be careful…

And Last but not the least, Its ARR who holds the backbone of the film, O Man O Man…

Songs are awesome to watch and cant miss anything… He is the legend and he is… What a BG score, u ll feel the love in it… It just sweeps u off the feet…

All said, u ll feel film can be trimmed a bit to make it more interesting, and u ll have feel of Tug of war going between Love and No love… Which keeps u bored for some time in the middle… No more, if so It ll be a spoiler…

Verdict: Excellent movie with beautiful cinema Aestatics, but, Yep u may be bored, if ur not in Love r with the Lover… LOL… 🙂 so choose ur partner b4 going to the movie… 🙂

PS: I felt its like autobiography of Gautam Vasudev Menon… What u guys feel…? Just put in ur words…

Happy Lovable Weekend…

~Rams~

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Vinnai Thandi Vaaruvaya – Music Rocks…

January 19, 2010 at 7:13 pm (Experiences, Movies, Music) (, , , , , , , , , , )

Hi guys,

Year 2010 is so lucky, that it starts with the tunes of Oscar man Rahman playing his magic for Gautam Menon’s New Film Vinnai Thandi Vaaruvaya. Film Stars Simbu as Karthik and Trisha as Jessi. Should be a romantic movie look out in 2010. Release has bee scheduled in feb, but dates aren’t confirmed, May we gossip as Feb 14. Since it matches the theme of movie to perfection.

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Coming to Music review… OH My god, U wanna ask a Ar Rahman Fanatic, How is the music, Obvious, I would say it rocked the core and even the rest wud agree the same with me without any doubt.

Especially the songs Hosanna and Manipaaya i could never get out of my mind. Man u wanna ask abt Lyrics, its mind blowing and heart melting without any doubt. Thamarai has done a gr8 job in penning them.

Thamarai + Gautam Menon = Superp Hit

Thamarai + Gautam Menon + AR Rahman = Want me to mention it….?

Music rocked the fans to core without any doubt, Rahman has done his job to perfection, now, its time to wait for Gautam to deliver his goods, hope he too has created a masterpiece.

Waiting for Feb 14 Eagerly… (Just for the movie not for any other reason 🙂 😀 )

~rams~

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