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Anjaan – Movie Review – Stay Away!

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Just came back after watching Tamil Movie, Anjaan, the latest Suriya movie at City Centre. What a waste of three hours of my life! Here is my review of Anjaan movie – in a single sentence – I wish I had not gone for this.

As I have a personal faith in Suriya’s acting, happened to go for the 9am show on a Sunday! What a disappointment.


Anjaan is the story of a Bombay don, Raju Bhai – as it is a movie taken in Tamil, his name is spelt as ‘Raju Bai’ (like in Meera Bai!). Raju Bai also has a close friend, who looks too cute to be a gangster. There is more chemistry between Raju Bai and his friend, than between Raju Bai and his girl friend.

The story goes like this:
The first scene of original Don movie, then the fourth scene of Nayagan movie, then the sixth scene of Don 2, then the eleventh scene of Vijay’s Pokkiri movie, with the core concept, that Raju Bai can always beat up 100 people at any given time, retained intact throughout the movie. In every scene you are left guessing with one consistent thought: I have watched this scene in some movie before!

Suriya has acted quite well and has always lived up to the expectations. Wish he picked a better movie to act in!

Samantha looks wierd – she used to look very cute – something is wierd about her in the movie – not sure what it is.

There is also a new commissioner of police who started rounding up bad guys, but then felt too bored to be in the movie after the first half and so disappeared in the second half. By the way, there is also the daughter of the old man who disappears and Samantha takes her place – dont ask where she went – no idea.

Then there is a supposed to be comedian taxi driver who comes in the first scene and a few scenes in between and finally in the last scene. I really wish he was funny!

The songs have a speciality in this movie – they have been taken in such a way that they can be inserted in the movie in between any scenes of your choice. Since the director had the option to decide, he inserted them wherever he liked. Kudos for making them so flexible!

The last scene of the movie had a good twist – slightly unexpected and the villian was dealt with in a smart way – but other than that, we were all waiting to run away from the theatre.

I am taking a break from Suriya movies until 2016. Lets see how it goes at that time, but definitely not before that.

Queen – Hindi Movie Review

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Got a chance to watch Queen, with Kangana Ranaut in the lead role.

The thing that impressed me about the movie was the positive angle with which the entire movie has been taken. Even in serious scenes, the director has found a way to bring in a touch of humour and that is amazing.


Queen is all about how a young girl from a conservative family gets to explore the world and learns about really being happy.

She goes to Europe, makes new friends, and realizes what it is to live for yourself. This experience gives her the courage to come back to India and give back to the ex-fiance and his family what role they deserve to play in her life.

The last time I saw Kangana Ranaut was in the movie Fashion. I am 100% convinced that Kangana has amazing talent and it has just been under utilized in the industry.

Veeram – Eye Opener – I am not brave enough to watch Ajit movies

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Watched Ajit’s latest movie called Veeram.

Veeram means bravery in tamil. Yes, this movie requires a lot of bravery to watch it.


There must be around 15 scenes in the movie. At a very conservative average, Ajit kills about 20 people in each scene – so I witnessed about 300 killings during the two hour movie yesterday. So did my 11 year old son – who is now getting used to iron rods and chains used as weapons anytime to beat any one up – so I would not be surprised if one day I hear a complaint that my son did the same, or got beaten up while trying to do the same.

Due to this reason, I feel I am not brave enough to watch Ajit movies any more – at least for a year.

Yes, I have decided to take one year break from any one who throws crap at me using various excuses (Eg. “We only show what happens in real life – I am an actor, dont blame me.”) You can keep that crap to yourself and will earn my viewership when you learn how to act in better movies.

I will not watch any more Ajit movies in 2014 – just trying to take a year’s break from his movies. If I hear better reviews about any other movies of his, may be, I might end up watching one in 2015, but that is not for sure.


Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam – Ok Movie

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam is a movie intended by the producers and director as a full time pass movie. I felt it was a ‘part time’ time pass movie (once in five minutes I felt there was a good joke worth laughing!)

Siva Karthikeyan has been the latest entrant in the list of new tamil heroes. The rate of new heroes is going up rapidly in the past few years, but Siva Karthikeyan seems to be here to stay with his consistent performances in the past few movies.


Sri Divya is the heroine and she looks pretty in her school uniform – and for a first timer, has done a very good job in the movie.

Sathyaraj plays the role of the father of the heroine and adds a lot of flair to the movie. I would say, without him the movie would have lost the missing link in the movie.

The story starts with our hero Siva Karthikeyan, who plays the role of a young guy who does not do anything useful in life, who tries to get the teacher from the girls school to fall in love with him, ends up falling in love with Satyaraj’s daughter. From then on, it is all about how he fights it out with Satyaraj.

The story is a flashback explained after Satyaraj is arrested for killing his daughter Sri Divya and Siva Karthikeyan and is actually told in a very interesting way.

Do not go for this movie after a heavy dinner as you will fall asleep – as at times in the middle you feel like it is too boring – but just when you are about to doze off, you will come across one or two very good timing jokes – mostly taking a dig at the parents or girls who are opposed to one sided love proposals from the young boys. Such jokes attracted a lot of cheering from the youth in the theatre – I am guessing they got someone to support their moves in this aspect.

The songs are ok, nothing great about it – one of the songs is sung by Siva Karthikeyan himself.

Overall, I am not sure what social message they want to give to the audience, but I felt the message was: Stand in front of a girl’s school, keep trying one girl or the other and some one will fall in love with you if you continue to persist – then some how convince the girl into marrying you and the father in law will take care of your future. What a pathetic message! I am glad this movie did not claim to be a serious movie and is projected as a full time pass movie.

In any case, for time pass sake, it is a movie that can be watched once – but definitely not more than once!

Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanum – Movie Review

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

Watched Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanum movie last night at S2 Perambur.

Naduvula Kojam Pakkatha Kaanum is a movie about an incident in the life of four young men, where one of them gets injured while playing cricket and loses his memory. As this youngster is supposed to have his marriage reception the next evening, and marriage the day after, his three friends decide not to tell any one in his family about it, and help him out, hoping he will gain his memory back any minute.

The scenes that follow from then on, just are hilarious, the way the guy repeats a set of questions every two minutes and how the friends patiently answer his questions. One of them is supposed to be his best friend called Sakshi.

Kumki – Tamil Movie Review

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Went for Kumki movie at S2 Perambur, Chennai last night.

Kumki is one of the best Indian movies I have watched in my life.


Kumki movie is based around the incident in the life of a mahot and his elephant named ‘Manickam’.


Maatraan – Movie Review – Boring Movie

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Got a chance to see Maatraan movie, which has Surya in dual role, along with Kajal Agarwal. Maatraan is about a conjoined twins, who go through a series of life changing events.

Surya and Surya are born to a scientist-turned-businessman, who owns a top milk powder brand, which include chemicals that give temporary spurt in growth, but has disastrous long term consequences. The movie is all about how Surya uncovers the plot and punishes the bad guy – his dad!

Surya seems to have a liking towards movies with genetics. 7am Arivu was one movie with genetics and a lot of scientific explanations. Here again in Maatraan, there is genetics involved in the core plot of the movie, so I am going to call Surya, the ‘Genetics Hero’ from now on.

I dont know what is up with tamil movie directors and their affinity towards Russia. This is the third or fourth movie in tamil, that I have watched in the past few years, where the a major twist in the movie happens in Russia and our macho hero lands up there, beats all the bad guys and comes back victorious after solving the mystery.

Kajal Agarwal seems to be everywhere I look. May be I can start a Kajal Agarwal fans association as I seem to be mesmerised by her lack of acting.

The songs in the movie are nice but also very unique:

One duet song has one Surya dancing with Kajal Agarwal, while the second Surya just hangs around swimming and rowing. I have never seen a duet song before which has the hero romancing with the heroine and one more guy just hanging in there to give company 🙂 .

Another song has the words in fast forward mode, to show that it is in sync with the ballet dance that happens – as you guessed it right, it is in Russia – so it has to be a ballet and hence tamil song can have fast words to match it – see, it all makes sense when you introduce Russia into the picture.

Overall, this movie can be watched once, if you have nothing better to kill your time.

Thuppakki – Movie Review – Amazing Movie

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Got a chance to see Thuppakki, the latest action thriller movie starring Vijay and Kajal Agarwal. Excellent movie – it is a long time since I have seen such a good action packed tamil movie. Reminded me of the Bourne movie series in English.

Vijay is the hero of this movie and has dominated this action packed thriller. Vijay has improved his acting skills by many folds and it is quite obvious that the race for the top in Tamil film industry now is between Surya and Vijay – it is not me, but their market rate (upwards of 15 crores per movie) that decides it. With zero obscene comments in the movie, Vijay has also made it easy for the entire family to enjoy this movie. Especially the jokes he shares with Jayaram and Sathyan. My favourite is the line where Vijay has a terrorist locked up in one cupboard and his girl friend hiding in another – at that point, Sathyan says ‘Do you ever use your cupboards for what it is supposed to be used for ?’ 🙂

Thuppakki movie Image

Director A.R.Murugadoss, Vijay and the rest of the crew have shown that with the right amount of investment from the producers and the right team on the movie, Indian film industry can create action thrillers that can match any good action movie in English.


Vazhakku Enn 18/9 – Awesome But Sad Movie

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Got a chance to watch Vazhakku Enn 18/9 Tamil Movie at Escape Cinemas last weekend. This is one of the best movies I have seen in the past few years in Tamil.

Vazhakku Enn 18/9 is a movie about how a boy from a poor family and a girl from a similar family fall in love due to various circumstances in their lives and how it leads them into their future together. The story treats the audience with a good blend of the life style of poor, middle and richer class people in Chennai, with reality shock given to many people who did not know about such unfair incidents happening around the world in daily life.

This movie is a must watch for any one wanting to see some good acting by all the characters in the movie.

The movie starts with a flash back about the hero Velu (played by Sri).


What is the meaning of Kolaveri?

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

Many of my friends asked me for the meaning of Kolaveri after listening to the Why This Kolaveri di song, which is making waves on youtube and social media.

For my friends who do not know Tamil, here is the meaning:

Kolaveri is made of two words ‘Kola’ and ‘Veri’. Kola means Love, Veri comes from the english word Very. So by now you should have guessed it, yes, is very much in love 🙂

So the singer is asking this girl, why are you very much in love. The entire song is around this logic. I hope you enjoy the song.

Please feel free to express your love to anyone you want by simply saying ‘I have Kolaveri for you’.

Update: I found a remix of this song already on YouTube.