Archive for April, 2015


O Kadhal Kanmani..

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O Kadhal Kanmani.. maybe I expected too much out of you..! My bad.. I read too much about the movie before I could watch it..so I ain’t giving any more spoilers and I am not discussing the story as well… One thing I would definitely say, ‘I am happy that the Mani Ratnam whom we knew in the late nineties is still there’.. After the likes of ‘Kadal’ and ‘Raavanan’, some really started to wonder whether we lost the man who had such charm in creating beauty out of nothing. Trust me OK Kanmani is a reprieve but it will not be the top of my list in Mani Ratnam’s must watch.

Maybe I still dig ‘Bombay’ for it’s wonderful portrayal of emotions.. ‘Alaipayuthey’ for it’s simple story and ‘Aaytha Ezhuthu’ for the connect you feel with the characters.. All in all, truth be told, I am still someone who liked the innocent romance of ‘Alaipayuthey’  than the knowing kind of ‘O Kadhal Kanmani’..

The movie is breezy and I definitely have no qualms about it. I just wonder how Mani Ratnam always has the right people for the right characters. Imagine doing it for decades.. Awesome is all I have to say.. He just makes you feel at home by not going overboard with the choice of cast. This movie might remind one of ‘Alaipayuthey’, ‘Pudhu Pudhu Arthangal’ but I don’t see anything wrong in this as the essence of the movie is what matters.

PC Sriram.. what can I say about the man who is just down right wonderful with his camera… You will just love the frames and you will totally be able to understand why PC is best at what he does… He makes the screen come alive.. It is so easy for you to transport yourself to the world he creates.. Pure bliss..

The magic of ARR along with PC’s camera under Mani’s guidance is something one should not miss at any cost. The actors have not overdone their roles and its a definite plus. The one-liners that is in sync with the current trend will bring a smile on your face.

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kanchana_jpg_2377532fKanchana 2 could have been much better if not for so many ghosts.. Raghava Lawrence has tried the same goodness over evil formula but somehow it does not adhere much to the audience liking like Kanchana.

Raghava works for a TV channel along with Taapsee and they try to shoot a story based on ghosts. Raghava who is basically afraid of spirits accept the project for the sake of his love for Taapsee. They encounter a mishap during the shoot and Taapsee starts having visions. Later, Raghava and Taapsee are possessed by 7 spirits who wants to take revenge on their killers. As usual Raghava channels the spirits and kills the wrong-doers.

Sriman and Kovai Sarala cause a laugh riot with their body language and dialogues. Raghava Lawrence tries to portray his acting by doing too many roles. His dancing is impeccable as always and Tamannah has definitely kept up to it. The movie could have been much better if the story was brief.

Songs are not that catchy like in Kanchana. Graphics are much better in the current movie when compared to the previous versions. Second half could have been edited some more.

Furious 7

fast-and-furious-7Furious 7 has all the elements to give you the adrenaline rush. What else can you expect with the likes of Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham? Tony Jaa makes his Hollywood debut as well. The movie also marks the last of Paul Walker and the team pays a nice tribute to him.

The movie is about Owen Shaw trying to take revenge on the team for crippling his brother. While trying to defend themselves, the team also tries to rescue a hacker and her creation ‘God’s Eye’ from a terrorist. How the team manages to do it in their own street smart style is the movie.

The movie is done in such a way that you will feel entertained all along. The glitz of Dubai and the thrilling chase sequences are a must watch. You will definitely be moved at the end when the team says goodbye to Paul.

Nannbenda – My Take

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The movie is about Udhayanidhi falling for Nayantara.. Want to know more…? Even I wish the same.. I just wonder why director Jagadish did not have a storyline..If we wanted to watch just some comedy.. we can very well watch ‘Just for Gags’. One thought that lingered after watching the movie is – Why this baseless attempt?

I am pretty sure that people have come to accept various genre in Kollywood and definitely they would appreciate a decent story. Just because Jagadish was associated with Rajesh, he might have tried to emulate the style but what is the point of having a style without a story. The movie has no need for villains and yet they have force-fitted few.

Udhayanidhi who comes to meet his friend Santhanam falls for Nayantara. He tries to impress her by doing silly stuff. Meanwhile even Santhanam is in love with Sherin. Nayantara tries to tell the truth about her past and Udhay makes fun of it. So Nayantara becomes upset and moves away from him. Whether they unite or not is the rest of the story.

Udhay has improved his dancing skills and it is in display even in a fight scene. Udhay does salsa moves instead of stunts.. Amazing I say.. Nayantara looks pretty pleasing to the eye and has not much scope. It is high time that Santhanam handles his humor well.. Too much of puns are not required..

Music is more of an annoyance and none of the songs are that great.. If you want to enjoy the comedy, I am not sure whether you will sustain the song sequences along with it..

I wish Udhay believed more in a story than the presence of a pretty damsel alone… You might enjoy the comedy if you are with your friends (perhaps booze might help as well 😛 )