Friday, March 05, 2010

Vinnai thaandi varuvaaya!!!

This week was suppose to be a relaxing week for me... but for some reason my migrane is increasing with every movie I see.

I had seen nearly 4 movies so far.. Tamil padam.... nothing to say about this movie... Waste of my time.. Jaggubhai.. although not as good as Wasabi it was ok.. bearable atleast.. Aayirathil Oruvan.. i already posted my dissappointments about this movie in my previous post.. then I saw Kutty... will speak about it later. Now its Vinnaithaandi varuvayaa..

I remember how i felt when I saw pachaikili muthucharam.. and Gautham Menon has done it again with this one too. the movie was a 3 hour movie but i felt like i was watching the same damn thing for nearly 8 hours or so. it felt like it would never end. Every part of my body was pleading me to get the hell out of the theatre after the interval. Unfortunately i was stuck right in the middle of the row!!!

after a sleep over on this movie all i can remember is "karthik... karthik.." "jessy jessy" "of all gals in the world... why... why did i love jessy?" "sorry karthik.. this is not happening karthik.... this is over karthik".. "why did you come karthik" crap... looks like they had a budget problem with the dialog writter and he quit after he wrote 10 pages of dialogs. So Gautham menon managed to reuse the same dialogs a zillion times through the movie!!

One movie one climax would have been better.. we had 4 climax and none of them were different from the others... same climax once in a wedding church, second after that in reality.. third in a dream sequence and again forth in reality again!! Jesus Christ!!!

I kept thinking this was the end of the movie and anytime I would see the names scroll up the screen and then there was a song and then the movie repeats again!! Music wasn't great either.. sound track was hardly any good.. It felt like an infinite loop!!

the only soothing thing in the movie was simbu's costume and trisha's make up did not hurt the eyes.. but they compensated it with dialogs.

God knows why they had to address each other my their names at the end of every single dialog!!

Overall.. Vinnaithaandi varuvayaa is a bad migrane and totally not worth the ticket and 3 hours of my life!!

PS: please don't tell me how wonderful the movie was if you liked it.. congratulations you have more patience than me!!

Good luck everyone!!

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Aayirathil oruvan????

Hello friends,

Long time.. but i couldn't resist posting this.. so here goes...

I heard a lot about the movie Aayirathil Oruvan.. most of the talks were about how awesome the movie was and that they have never seen anything like this before..!! seriously??

Well I beg to differ.. I may not be a great critic but i do know how to appreciate a good movie and considering that I have seen far better TAMIL movies before (black&white once too) even without all these gimicks and graphics this movie dissappoints me!!

I did have some expectations on the movie but then as I was watching the movie I was constantly reminded of some english movies. To list a few obvious once.. there was Mummy... Anaconda.. Lara croft tomb raider.. congos.. armagedon.. gladiator.. treasure hunter... gheee... was there anything original about this movie?? ooh wait yes the Cholas and the Pandyas.. But this was more of a dirty fantasy than any fiction!!

I have seen many english movies where they awaken long forgotten dynasties into present day life. But I bet I did not see one single movie where they projected their history as dirty.. filty.. stone age men types.. they projected them to be more courageous than they possibly would have been.. more honest .. but there was soo much deceit in this movie that was hard to digest.

the first part of the movie is definetly not for a family to watch together. This was purely commercial. If you are someone who likes to watch cat fight then yes you would just love it.. 2 chicks having no control over their english tongue and a illiterate guy also not having control over his tamil is sure a feast to all those ears that would have expected some quote unquote fun in the movie.. one could actually call one of those "HOT" lines to hear such things for all you know...

Mummy was a horrible movie... but atleast the archaeological hunt was lot more decent than this!!

Now the second part of the movie.. One, the dialect was good and I appreciate it but it looks like after a point they just din't know what they were doing with the movie or how they were going to end it. Last few scene there was absolutely no dialogs and it was not making sense either.

Right from sending a message to the police guy, he picking up the cell phone from no where and army jumping into the battle field in parachuts.. there is no link no continuation nor is there any sense to it.

Most importantly, to project a great dynasty that gave us emperors like Raja Raja cholan, who knew and respected the code of war, and some great art and literature as some kind of cheap magical beings that cast a curse on people who come looking for them and to visualize the well known pandyas with such rich history to be so deceitful is utter rubbish. If war is what the director wanted to show, there were zillion ways of doing it.. it din't have to involve seduction, verbal vulgarity and obsenity. I am positive i wouldn't want my future generations to learn anything about history with this kind of media mis-use.

If you dare to call this a periodical movie i think imsai arasan 23'am pulikesi was more a periodical movie than this!! of course i am not comparing the content at least there was full time comedy in pulikesi.. but i serious don't understand the message here.. Is the director saying that the pandyas defeated cholas or will continue to defeat cholas by cheating them?? or they trying to say that cholas will run and hide?? What is it?? i think Madagascar had more clear message than this!!

Its a shame that no one from chola and pandya legacy is around to raise questions about this entire drama.. trying to be hollywood is fine.. but then you need something solid to claim that. Techincally speaking yes good try but not the best.

Personally i would have appreciated this movie better if the director concentrated more on showing all the difficulties in exploring the long lost dynasty and ending the movie with the invention than actually imaging how it would be if people from centuries ago still managed to dig holes into mountains and live there for god knows how many years.

performance-wise.. every one did their part fine. Again nothing great about it either.

It looks like Karthik was trying to look alike and talk alike paruthi veeran only a little less hairy.. i guess he is using this movie to have a smooth transition from his first movie to the next one as a college clean shaved smarty!!

Reema sen.. there was more cleavage than performance.. Andrea had neither.. well may be just some flaunting her knowledge on english vocabulary and human anatomy... parthiban... not a jaw dropping performance considering he could do this role far better. Towards the end he looked as confused as I was watching the movie.

Background music.. I don't remember hearing any music that actually makes me connected to the scene. Songs.. mostly in irrelavant places.. first 3 or 4 songs were only for commercial purposes and din't make sense at all. I could even accept the remake of "atho antha paravai pola" but "govinda govinda" was totally out of place.. "unmela aasaithaan" good to hear but i still dunno why there was the song at that moment??

"Thaai Thindra Manne" was a good song but again the one where reema sen challenges parthiban to sing was over done.

Overall, there was lack of continuation, logical-sense, tolerance, knowledge and respect for history and last but not the least originality. first half was obscene, second half was dragged and the climax was rushed!!

PS: I know some people are gonna say "this is a crappy review.. what do you know about movies.. who are you to do a critical evaluation... etc etc.. " thank you everyone for your reactions... if you enjoyed the movie so be it.. i just din't.

PS2: with the way movie ended.. I pray to god there is no part 2 for it (there can be a PS2 though :P). If having english dialogs and sexual scenes and some graphical gimicks raises this movie to a hollywood standard then i sincerely feel sorry for hollywood.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Tonight I ask!!

Is it true that everyone deserves to be loved? Then how come some people are luckier than some of us? There are some of us who indeed find love.. some of us who found it and lost it.. but there are many of us who never got to know what it is.. isn't it!!

There are so many people who come and go in our lifes. Some leave us with a plesant memory to take to our graves and some not so plesant. what matters is at the end are you feeling really lucky? Are you??

so what is love?? and why is it not for everyone? what qualifies you for love??

well before you all give me a shout and say "LOVE IS FOR EVERYONE" think about what you have and what you don't have. I am not talking about love that is just finding your mate, but the love that you grow-up with and learn to grow into.

I grew-up thinking I was loved. Infact, I was loved, when I was a kid. But that love never grew with me. It was lost amongst ego and pride. I still believed that I was loved but then I realized I would be loved only as long as I do not have opinions or if I had one I kept it to myself.

It was not just me being loved, but for me to love too.. I was allowed to feel love in my heart, but I was allowed to express it only when it was needed.

There was not a single night I did not go over every insignificant details and wonder what I had done wrong or what I could have done better. But can I be a better daughter than I was? or a better sister, better friend??

Everytime this happens, I tried to start over, have a clean slate and hoped that I would end up in a place where I would meet different people and may be just may be they would indeed be different. How many more places I can be?, how many new beginings could I possibly have for myself? and how long can I hold on to hope and not question the sanity in it?

The longer you wait hoping to cross paths with someone who would love you and let you love them, the more you start questioning if it is really worth the wait.

With all the love one feels in one's heart and no where to express one tends to consume all that love oneself. Else your heart thickens with all the emotions that it become more sour and painful. And so I did, until I realized I was completely drained of it.

Today, I sit in my dark rooms wondering how my grey days would be. But for now I am more confused as to if I am incapable of loving anymore or is it just a temporary insanity. Guess I would never know because, I am not so lucky after all.

For all the lucky ones out there, if you think what you have is what you wanted, then hold on tight. And for those sailing in my boat, don't let it consume you. Trust me, its more painful to lose hope than have a meaningless one.