Monday, September 28, 2009

Movie season!

Well, looks like it s raining movies here!

I saw two more ... Ninaithale inikkum and Unnaipol Ourvan (UPO)...

The first one was ok... not very impressive. But it was definitely ok after Kandasamy.
Only the last fifteen minutes of the first half were gripping, which made us stay till the end (we had planned to walk out in the interval). The songs are catchy. I liked Shakti's character and his performance. Could not accept Prithviraj as a college student (even though it was final year).
Overall... Not bad

UPO was good one... Had just seen "A wednesday" last week... So, no big suspense factor. But for the "K" factor (you know, the usual "peter" stuff from Kamal),the movie was nice with neat performances by all. Thouroughly enjoyed the movie as it was short and sweet... just for 2 hrs.
I guess a detailed review will spoil the "suspense" element, if you have not seen the movie... So, I will stop with this :)

Ok... I will take a break from my movie reviews in my next post.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Kandasamy.. Nondhasamy... Venthasamy

Ya... you must have guessed from the title... I DIDNT like the movie...

Heard from some people that the movie is sick.. but didnt have much choice as we wanted to go for "some" movie.. this was the only one available (well, atleast THAT should have made me think!)

Let me first list down what all I didnt like in the movie (though the other way would be shorter!)
1. This is about a "super hero"... He sings, dances, and "cock-a-doodle-do"s before hitting the bad guy
2. The heroine is the villian s daughter (no points for guessing this) who hardly wears anything... She really spoilt the songs and some scenes because of her dresses , voice (which didnt suit her at all) and her bad lip sync.
3. The songs were a big disappointment... I liked the audio of some of them ... the visuals were sick...also, the dance for "Allegra" was pathetic...
4. The plot itself is a big minus... Though the director claims that the story was written before Anniyan...we cant help feeling that we are watching a "jugalbandi" of all (or most of) Shankar s movies. There is nothing new..
5. The length of the movie... the second half just keeps going on and on and on and on...
6. Though the script didnt have anything very interesting, the first half was tolerable... in the second half of the story, the director seemed to be lost. He brought in himself as an "important" character and bugged us to death...
7. Everyone in the movie... (except Prabu and the villian) is helping the hero... very bugging beyond a point...
8. Vadivelu's comedy... very pathetic.

Ok... stop calling me a pessimist... I also liked somethings in the movie..
1. Songs (but not all..just 3... there s this song dedicated for PIZZA... how cool na?grrrrr !!!!)
2. Music
3. Background score
aaaaaa ok... ya, I mean in other words... Music only.

I know this is a high budget movie made with a good intention... adopting villages stuff. They could have adopted some more villages if they didnt waste so much money on this movie

If you have seen this movie, hope you will understand my feelings (sob!)
If you are going to watch it... dont tell me I didnt warn you.

Keep smiling :)