South Indian (Tamil) Movie Review
This is the latest blockbuster movie expectation for this Diwali season among a few other movies. So I decided to check it out. Unfortunately, I saw it last night. Yes, very unfortunately.
Let me start on a positive note by saying Vijay
( usually whom I have low acting expectation of) has done his job quite well to my surprise! He has tried to get a bit out of his ‘style’ and ‘mojo’ venturing into some diversity and actual expressions. He succeeded well enough. He has decent great comedic timing and is very entertaining to watch in parts.
His dancing is astonishingly good as usual. He has outdone all his previous already pretty high class dancing skills. He is just phenomenally good ! The only highlight of the whole movie is his gravity defying, unbelievably fantastic dancing which disproves most physical impossibilities! He is getting better and better at it as time goes by. Kudos to Lawrence for the choreography without which there would be nothing left in the movie worthwhile.
Shreya the costar is astoundingly gorgeous. Nothing more to add in that front since she really can’t act. There’s no point beating a dead horse. Everyone(including the director and producer) knows that she can’t act, but that’s not what women are there in films for anymore. She does her part by dressing to the bare minimum and doing strategically (made for her) dance moves to the maximum. All looking ravishing and stunning. Balasubramaniam’s camera work is good, especially in song sequences.
Santhanam, the comedian was great to watch. He has some great timing and his presence in the movie surely added great value.
Now that I’ve gotten out the positive, lets get to the negative.
This movie may not be palatable to everyone but for those who suck up this brand of humor (which involves a heavy dosage of Shakila and Namita doing whatever it is that they do best) .
The story line is wafer thin, logic is non existent and the director and write of this film are totally dispensable! There are moments of funny throughout the film, although it probably forms around just 1 % of the movie. I don’t think anyone had a plan or a idea as to how to take the movie forward or end it. They seemed to have blindly exaggerated a one line story into 3 hours of totally messed up nonsense. If they did really have a plan and this movie was it, then Tamil cinema needs some saving!
Now over to the music. It seems to be a huge hit and everyone I know is raving about it. The whole city if chennai seems to love it. I guess I’m not current generation anymore because I didn’t get what all this rave was about. It was quite unimpressive, totally abysmal and mostly just loud noise.
But then again, people tell me its ARR, it will take time to get used to and I have to listen to it another 50 times to like it. But good music in my opinion does not need 50 listenings. It should capture you immediately. You may not understand the intricacies of the song the first time, but there should be some magic or some charm to at least capture you enough to want to listen to it 50 more times. I didn’t find one song worth even a second listen. The songs were picturized quite well.
The movie is 2 hours and 51 minutes of agony. Just skip all the mess and see if you can get your hands on the video of the songs. Watch it for vijay’s dancing and shreya’s sex appeal. That’s all there is to the movie.
Just for effort of making this movie which I understand is extremely hard work with blood and sweat effort of a few hundered people, I give it a 3 out of 10.
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