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Kites – Movie Review – Depressing Movie

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Happened to watch a depressing movie called Kites on Netflix.

This movie is all about how things can be done in a wrong manner in life and how things can go wrong all the time.

Hrithik Roshan is the hero and he is a US citizen living in Las Vegas. He plays the role of a crook, who marries 11 times to cheat the Government and get Green Cards for people in exchange for money.

He is also a dance teacher, teaching for 100 Dollars per week – one good thing was that Hrithik showed some good dance moves in this movie, which are quite different from his usual monotonous dance movies we have been seeing from his first movie.

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Chillar Party – Movie Review – Good time pass

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Just finished watching Chillar Party.

Chillar Party is a children’s movie made just for kids. I am quite sure old people will find this movie boring, but if you are young at heart, you might enjoy it.

Chillar Party is the story about how the kids in a colony get together to fight a battle against all odds in saving a dog that belongs to their friend. They battle it out with a minister to save the dog and finally win.

The movie gets more and more exciting as each scene progresses, maintaining the funny side to it from start to finish. The way in which the kids talk and maintain the momentum in the movie is amazing. In every scene, the director has made sure there is a message that teaches good things to kids.

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Road Movie Review

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Watched Road Movie yesterday on Netflix.

Road Movie is directed by Dev Benegal, the nephew of the famous Shyam Benegal. The movie is about a series of incidents that happen during the trip on the road that the hero takes for six days from one place to another.

Abhay Deol plays the role of Vishnu, who is the son of a business man who is in hair oil business. He offers to drive the old truck owned by his uncle, to a sea side town where it has to be given to the museum. This truck has many of the old movie reels, which along with the projector, becomes the mobile cinema van for him.

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Delhi Belly – Movie Review

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

Got a new Netflix account today and watched Delhi Belly movie.

Delhi Belly is a movie produced under Aamir Khan Productions and has Aamir’s nephew, Imran Khan as the hero.

Imran Khan lives with his two friends, Vir Das and Kunaal Roy Kapur in a rented place, with the three guys barely able to afford the rent for the place. These friends have a happy-go-lucky attitude and that gives a fun filled start to the movie.

Imran’s girl friend is Shenaz Treasurywala, who unknowingly assists a diamond smuggler and puts Imran and his friends in trouble. Meanwhile, Imran gets close to his colleague, Poorna Jegannathan, who later joins him and his friends to help them all out from the mess.

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How to Make Flop Movies

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

Based on my experience on the three movies released during Diwali, I think I learn the art of directing flop movies.

The following are my own ideas, but please feel free to use it:

1. Story:Β  There are many ways of coming up with the story. We dont have to teach people to make up stories, in any case, here are some ideas:

– Watch Ironman, Tron, robot and a few other movies during a weekend and the story is ready.

– Open Wikipedia and read any one subject on which a movie has not been taken,Β  read it for 30 minutes and your story is ready.

– Get a video game, play it from end to end and then copy the entire video game and create a new movie. No one will know.

2. Cast: Find a good producer – someone who has a lot of money to spend, around 50 to 100 crores. Use that money to hire the top actors and actresses in the industry.

3. Songs: Copy the tunes from movies from different languages – it is also ok to copy a tune from one of your old movies – people have short term memory, they would have forgotten the tune anyway.

4. Timing: Wait for Diwali – market and advertise the movie so well (using the money given by the producer) that all other producers will get scared and move their movie to some other release date. Since it is Diwali, anyway, everyone will want to go to movies and watch one of the fewer number of movies that got released.

5. Result: The movie will surely be a flop. Mission Accomplished.

Now lets compare what happened to the three top movies that got released for Diwali and why possibly they could have flopped:

1. Ra One: I heard from some of my friends that Ra One was a big flop. I also know that Rajinikanth comes in one scene in that movie. If you give only one scene for Rajinikanth, who will like to see the full movie? πŸ™‚ . No wonder why Ra One was a flop – no other reason!

2. 7am Arivu: Johnny Nguyen comes in the movie as Dong Lee, a Chinese guy. Johnny is a Vietnamese stunt actor and how will people accept if you take a Vietnamese guy and call him a Chinese guy? No wonder why 7am Arivu was a flop – no other reason!

3. Velayudham: Who said it was a flop?? πŸ™‚

Veppam – Movie Review – Interesting Movie

Friday, November 4th, 2011

I got a chance to watch Veppam movie at PVR Cinemas in Chennai in August. Just realized I missed writing about it.

Veppam is a movie that we happened to watch because we did not get tickets for some other nice movie that was running at the same time in PVR.

Veppam is a movie about three friends who grow up together and how their lives take interesting turns and finally end up peacefully ( πŸ™‚ actually the movie ends with a lot of violence, so peacefully might not be the right word here).

Gautam Menon has co-produced this movie and that shows he is slowly entering into producing line, after a good exposure to this business as a director.

Nani (Karthik) and Karthik Kumar (Vishnu) are friends who grow up together. Nithya Menon plays the role of Revathy, who is also friends from childhood with Karthik and is in love with him. The movie is all about how the friends react to unexpected situations and how the movie ends with a lot of suspense and keeps us guessing till the last scene.

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Velayudham – Movie Review – Extremely Hopeless Movie

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Just came back after Watching Velayudham at Big Cinemas here. Oh My God! The most horrible movie I have seen in a long time. I also have a few serious questions for Vijay (at the end of this blog post).

Velayudham is the masala story of a milkman trying to eradicate corruption, first unknowingly, then knowingly. This is a direct copy of Assassin’s Creed without any exceptions. The start of the movie gives a good idea of how the movie will end, but never expected the end to be the worst one I have seen in many years.

Genelia looks like a direct import from the north, with zero tamil accent – but at least her dialogues are original and she speaks exactly the way she knows it. Hansika Motwani is another heroine in this movie, who looks much bigger in size when compared to Genelia.

Vijay is introduced with just what you expect from a funny Vijay movie, without any serious story build up. The scene in the train when Vijay makes everyone eat the food cooked by his sister is the best. Santhanam comes as ‘Speed’ and is consistently excellent in the timely delivery of his dialogues. Until this point the movie is exactly what we expect from a good time pass movie.

If you are seriously thinking of watching this movie, see if you can enter into a deal with the guy at the ticket counter to sell you the ticket for half price in return for watching only till the interval – that would be the best deal you could get for this movie.

After the interval, as each scene goes, the quality of the movie goes down and down, and finally achieves the most horrible level towards the end of the movie.

WARNING: Some of the content below this might be too dramatic for many people to take. Please read at your own risk πŸ™‚

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7am Arivu – Movie Review – Hopeless Movie

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Just came back from wasting three hours of my life watching this movie called 7am Arivu.

7am Arivu movie starts with Chinese martial arts – Shaolin Temple and explanation about how Bodhi Dharman, the third prince of Pallava rule travels to China, reaches Nanyang village and teaches medicine as well as martial arts to the natives there.

The first fight scene in China itself is full of unbelievable stunts (also called as ‘reel’ in tamil). Normally my mind is tuned to accepting such stunts performed in english movies or Rajini movies, but this happens to be Surya and so could not accept it. I guess the director wants to see us thinkingΒ  it is Bodhi Dharman defeating 100 people. So the benefit of doubt in this one goes to the director.

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7am Arivu crashes Big Cinemas website

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

7am Arivu premiere show in New Jersey is at Big Cinemas in about an hour. The demand for the tickets was so high that the server crashed right away.

 

Managed to get some tickets before it crashed.

Will write the 7am Arivu Review shortly after seeing the movie in the next couple of hours.

Ghajini – Hindi Movie Review

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Ghajini was a remake of the tamil superhit Ghajini. The tamil version was released in 2005 and was a story line taken from a movie called Memento. (I tried watching Memento, but could not follow the sequence after five scenes, as the director had pasted all the scenes in the reverse order by mistake πŸ™‚ ).

I heard Aamir Khan was so impressed after seeing the tamil version that he wanted to act in the Hindi remake of it. Murugadoss is the director of the movie in Hindi also.Β  Aamir has tried his best to match Surya’s role, but he is nowhere close to it – good attempt though!

Hindi version of Ghajini also marked the debut of Asin in Hindi movies – not that she did exceptionally well in Bollywood in the past three years. Since I liked Asin from the earlier movies she acted in Tamil, I was a bit disappointed to see her flop in Bollywood. I guess Hurricane Katrina is in full flow in Bollywood and no one else is able to even come close πŸ™‚

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