Posts Tagged ‘Tamil’

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.

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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.

Vehicle and Lemons

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

In Tamil Nadu (and a few states in South India), there are quite a few customary beliefs. One of those is hanging one or more lemons in their vehicles.

Though I have seen a few vehicles run with lemon hanging in front, I was amused to see three lemons hanging in front of a BMW car.

It reminded me of the comedy scene in Minnale movie where Vivek asks the lorry driver how he trusts the lemon more than the 750 spare parts in the lorry 🙂 .

Note: This is a clip from a Tamil movie and if you do not understand Tamil, this video below might not interest you.

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).

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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 ( 🙂 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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Vaa Machi Sarakadikalam

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

I happened to see this image posted by one of my friends and could not help laughing about it.

This talks about how parents react differently to various things that happen in our life, and give us different sets of advise. On the contrary, our friends consistently say one thing: ‘Vaa Machi Sarakadikalam’ – which is in Tamil and means ‘Lets go drinking’.

This is soooo true. Friends are consistent 🙂

Sura Movie – Total waste of time

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Watched the movie Sura and could not control myself from writing about it.

Vijay reminded me of MGR in a lot of ways – trying to leverage every single dialogue as a message to the public that he will protect them and do good for them. Even though Vijay is trying all this, I do not know of anyone having such a success as MGR had.

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Vamsam – Boring Movie

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

Vamsam is a movie that starts with a few people getting killed, continues with more people getting killed and ends with a lot of people getting killed.

The movie stars Arulnidhi, grandson of the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, M.Karunanidhi. Arulnidhi’s father, M.K.Thamizharasu is the youngest son of the chief minister and is also the producer of this movie.

If you do not have much time, I recommend not wasting time reading this blog post, as it is about a boring movie.

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Endhiran Movie Review

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

Finally went for Endhiran movie last night and it was an interesting experience.

All these days I have only heard good reviews about Endhiran. As I have mentioned earlier I waited to watch this movie until the ticket rates become normal and now that it is normal, I decided to watch this movie last night at Big Cinemas on Oak Tree Road, New Jersey.

The movie goes on nice until the interval. All the scenes are perfectly rendered the way we would expect a Rajinikanth movie to be – with nice bit of comedy, good songs, etc.

Rajini is awesome in the entire movie. If not for him, I doubt how many days this movie would have run.

  • His Dr.Vaseegaran version made me think for the first time we are actually seeing the real Rajinikanth, as I have heard he is a very straight forward and noble man in real life.
  • His good Chitti version reminded me of his role in his movies in his younger days (Guru Sishyan, etc), where he was getting to be accepted by many ladies as a handsome man 🙂
  • His bad Chitti version reminded me of his movies in the past where he has performed excellently in darker roles such as Moondru Mugam, Polladhavan, Johnny, etc.

Aishwarya Rai looks very beautiful throughout the movie.

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Naadodigal – Movie Review

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

Got a chance to watch Naadodigal movie – though this movie was released in 2009, I watched it only now.

Naadodigal is a movie about a bunch of friends who go out to help their friend in his effort to get married to the girl he is in love with. When they realize that the friend finally gives up on the marriage itself and agrees to remarry the girl of his mother’s choice, these friends then take it on themselves to teach the girl and the boy a lesson.

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Angaadi Theru – Movie Review

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

Just watched Angaadi Theru. Angaadi Theru is a movie about the life of a young guy who comes to Chennai hoping for a better future, but goes through many hurdles along the way.

The beauty of the movie is the simplicity with which the movie depicts the difficulties that Ling (the hero) and Kani (the heroine) go through. Do not get confused on whether these are Chinese names, but these names are short forms of their original names.

Ling is the short form of Jyothi Lingam, a guy who comes from a small village near Tirunelveli.

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